Entries by Jimmy

Winner of Prepare With Honor Book

 Ten people entered the contest to win a free copy of the mission prep book Prepare with Honor, Helps for Future Missionaries by Randy L. Bott. The winner was selected by using the random number generator provided by random.org.  And the winner is… Christine Smith of Frederick Maryland who’s favorite scripture missionary is Nephi. Thank […]

Free Mission Prep Book Giveaway

For those of you who overlooked it at the bottom of my previous post, which was a review of Prepare with Honor by Randy Bott, I am giving away a free copy of the book. To enter, just leave a comment on the Prepare with Honor blog post answering this question: Who is your favorite […]

Prepare with Honor

Prepare with Honor, Helps for Future Missionaries, is a great little book by BYU professor Randy L. Bott. Brother Bott served a mission to Samoa when he was young, and later in life, he was called to be a mission president in Fresno, California.  He has taught a missionary preparation class at BYU for many […]

Mormon Mission Prep Redesign and Widget

I’m happy to announce that the Mormon Mission Prep site has a new design.  I hope you like it, but feel free to give me feedback, good or bad. The new design is intended to reduce clutter and make the site more clean. I improved the navigation to make the most used content and features […]

Doctrinal Basis of Missionary Work

For those of you who don’t subscribe to the New Era magazine, or haven’t had a chance to read the lead article yet, this month it was called Why Do We Do Missionary Work? by Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The article is great; here are some excerpts: The […]

MISSION the Musical

Today I heard about a new theatrical musical production called MISSION the Musical.  It starts today and runs through September 12th.  I have not seen the show, but if anyone in this reading audience does go see it, please let us know how you like it by leaving a comment below. Tickets seem pretty affordable, […]

Mission Application Timeline

Editor’s Note: On January 31, 2019, the Church announced that they have created new mission planning tools that helps prospective missionaries understand when they should submit their application to increase the likelihood of starting and ending their service at the right time. The Mission Release Date Planning Tool and Mission Submission Planning Tool can be […]

Power of Prayer: Conversion of the Almada Family

This is the story of the first full family that I taught and baptized in Argentina, the Almada family. It was in my first area, the Gazano Branch in Paraná, Argentina, and among other things, shows a great example of the power of prayer. Meeting the Almada Family Within a week of my companion and […]

Magnify Your Calling

I have been trying for many years to read all the way through the Old Testament.  It is the only part of the standard works that I haven’t read in its entirety.  I’m about 85% done now (page 1,009 out of 1,184), and I’ve been reading in the book of Jeremiah.  I read a verse […]