What is “For the Strength of Youth”? The For the Strength of Youth pamphlet is a booklet for all youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints containing a description of the Lord’s standards of behavior. It addresses the topics of dating, appropriate dress, choosing good media (TV, movies, music, internet, social media, […]
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I served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) in Rosario Argentina from 1995 to 1997--an amazing experience! I work for an international power tool manufacturer as a digital marketing analyst in the Dallas Texas area where I do web analytics and search engine optimization (SEO). I am married to the lovely Heather, and we have six wonderful children. Read more about Jimmy Smith here.
Editor’s Note: The article below refers to Church-Service Missions for older couples and individuals. Please click here to see a separate article with information on Service Missions for Young Missionaries. Church-service missions are a type of missionary work that older members can do who don’t have children at home. Church service missions are an excellent opportunity […]
LDS senior missionaries offer a unique and valuable service, and opportunities for them to serve are almost limitless. In fact, the Church has wonderful Web site devoted to full-time senior missionary opportunities. The video above was take from that site. If you have been considering going on a mission as a mature couple, please visit […]
The Bible is an extremely valuable tool in missionary work. It provides a common foundation between Mormon missionaries and other Christians and other people that believe the Bible to be the word of God. By reading the Bible, current and future missionaries can come to understand its doctrines and history, and gain a testimony of […]
Most missionaries who learn a second language understand that it is necessary for them to learn the vocabulary and grammar of the new language. It is less obvious, though, to many missionaries, that cultural literacy, or knowledge of the culture, will also significantly improve their ability to speak and understand the language. If you understand the […]
The gift of tongues is one of the many gifts of the Spirit mentioned in 1st Corinthians chapter 12 verses 7 to 10: “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge […]
A large percentage of Mormon Missionaries are sent to a foreign land, and the majority of them, and even some that stay state-side, are asked to learn a new language. This is the next in a series of posts on learning the language of your mission. This language learning series will be good for both […]
This video will give you a taste of missionary work in the Warsaw Poland Mission. My brother, Elder Michael Smith, is serving there now. His companion’s uncle, Randy Guthrie, filmed this video. Enjoy!
Pornography addiction is one of the greatest plagues of this generation of future missionaries. For any young person who has fallen prey to this evil device, overcoming pornography is something they will have to do prior to becoming worthy to serve a mission. In the text below and video above are some quotes from recent […]
For over 100 years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints partnered with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), incorporating the BSA program into it’s youth program for young men.The Church did this because the Scouting program is designed to teach and train youth, to develop character, and to become self-reliant to help them […]