I’ve put a cool new feature on the Mormon Missionary Preparation Web site that I hope many people utilize: a Mission Call Map. It is an interactive map of the world with pictures of missionaries in the places they served. I hope to fill this map with hundreds of photos of missionaries who have benefited […]
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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.
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I recently discovered a great resource for missionary preparation for the littlest of future missionaries. Michelle of The Errand of Angels is in the process of developing Family Home Evening Lessons corresponding to each of the discussion principles in the Preach My Gospel Manual. The lessons are available to download for free in multiple formats from […]
I received my temple endowment in 1995, in the Washington, DC Temple just prior to leaving for my mission to Rosario, Argentina. It was a sweet experience as I was surrounded by my parents and other extended family. All Mormon missionaries receive their temple endowment prior to embarking in missionary service. Receiving the Mormon temple endowment is […]
My wife and I recently watched a movie called Errand of Angels about a sister missionary in Austria. Watching the movie made me think a lot about my mission, particularly, I found myself reflecting on what I would do differently, if I had it to do over. I came to the conclusion that the number […]
I was recently reading Gospel Doctrine by President Joseph F. Smith and I was struck by a comment he made regarding the necessity of missionaries to be sociable in order to be effective. “There are many excellent men but very few really good missionaries. The characteristics of a good missionary are: A man who has […]