10 Practical Ways to Prepare for an LDS Mission
Being able to serve an LDS mission is a marvelous and life-changing opportunity but it is also difficult- one of the hardest things you will ever do. This list gives practical advice for missionaries but is also useful for friends and family, as well as older couples and sisters who desire to serve.
Exclude Bed Bugs From Your Mission Experience
Bed bugs are increasingly a part of every day life. Unfortunately, missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormon) face unique challenges when it comes to bed bugs.
Have LDS Missionaries Contact You
To receive a visit from LDS missionaries you can fill in this form or call 1-800-645-4949.
LDS Mission Aids from Church Distribution Center
The Church Distribution Center has tons of LDS Mission aids and resources that are sold at cost price. There's even free shipping within the US, Canada, and the Caribbean.
LDS Mission Candy Bar Wrappers
These printable wrappers cover M-AZING candy bars and make wonderful handouts and gifts! Just scroll down to Missionaries and Missionary Moms.
LDS Mission Candy Wrappers: SoulSavers
These printable candy wrappers cover lifesavers candies and make great LDS mission handouts or mini gifts!
LDS Mission Cards
Create your own personalized card (like business cards) for yourself or as a gift for someone serving a LDS mission. It's an easy way for them to keep in contact with those they meet on their LDS mission.
LDS Mission Joke
This story may or may not have happened to this person on a LDS mission but either way I thought it was funny.
LDS Mission Joke: The Way It Is
I received a copy of this joke while serving a LDS Mission. I don't know who wrote it, but I think it's hilarious. Share it with someone who is or has served a LDS mission and they'll find it funny too!
LDS Mission Network
The most comprehensive index of LDS missionary alumni web sites since 1996.
LDS Mission Resource: Cumorah Project
This international site focuses on detailed articles to improve the effectiveness of the work done in LDS missions including member missionaries.
LDS Mission Shirt and Card
These fun cards are easy to make and can be used for LDS Missions, Father's Day, or for your Home Teachers!
LDS Mission Tool: Good Habits Calendar and Bookmark
These printable bookmarks and calendar will help you remember and keep your goal as you work to create a good habit. This is also a great tool for investigators who are trying to change bad habits into good ones.
LDS Mission Tool: How to Know the Truth
A testimony is when you know something is true, but how do you receive one? Follow each of these important steps to know if something is true. Share this article with those on a LDS mission or with those you are sharing the gospel with.
LDS Mission Tool: New Era Posters Index
In this index you'll find hundreds of New Era Posters, perfect to give to those you meet on your LDS mission, or to send back home.
LDS Mission Tool: Sharing the Gospel
A list of ideas to help you serve your own LDS mission by sharing the gospel with friends and family. These great suggestions are divided into the following categories: Pray/Prepare, Be an Example, Items to Give, Activities and Invite.
LDS Mission Tool: Three-Fold Mission of the Church Triangle
This triangle shows how each part of the Three-Fold LDS Mission of the Church works together: proclaim the gospel, perfect the saints and redeem the dead.
LDS Mission: Dear Elder.com
A service to send letters, cards, and care packages to those in LDS missions, both in the MTC or out in the field.
LDS Mission: Future Missionary Fund Label
This fun Future Missionary label makes a great handout or visual aid to help children save money for a mission. There are two different colors in two sizes, one size fits 10-12 oz cans and the other fits 14-16 oz cans.
LDS Mission: Helping Hands
A great way to help children share the gospel with their friends and family. This idea works best if done on a continual basis.
LDS Mission: LDSeCards.com
This fun site has a great variety of ecards you can send to your loved ones serving a LDS mission. The ecards come with Mormon art images including by Greg Olson, Derek Hegsted, and others. There are some really funny cards too!
LDS Mission: Member Missionary Tags
These tags are just like the ones that missionaries wear. Children, youth and even adults will love these tags to help remind them that each of us is serving a LDS mission every day!
LDS Mission: Missionary Moms
Moms of missionaries the world unite! Ideas and advice to help prepare those serving LDS missions including info on entering the MTC, fun stories, pictures, and more. Help others serving LDS missions too.
LDS Missions: Humor Comic #10
This funny comic is about Thanksgiving dinner as commonly experienced while on an LDS Mission! I've been learning how to shade the pictures, and this comic is the first one I've done with shading. I think I'm getting the hang of it, which is good as it adds a little more depth to the pictures.
LDSTech for Normal Intelligent People
Explains the stand-alone website LDSTech created so members can find answers to digital issues and contribute volunteer technological assistance.
Life as an LDS Missionary
What do LDS missionaries do? Learn about the daily life of an LDS missionary including what they teach, who they work under, and what they invite others to do.
Missionary Preparation Manual
The Church's Institute of Religion has a student manual on missionary preparation which you can read online.
Mormon Church Doctrine: Basic Beliefs Taught by Missionaries
Here are some of the basic Mormon Church Doctrines that are taught by LDS Missionaries.
Mormon Missionary Preparation
A great site to learn how to prepare to be a missionary. At this site you can ask questions, watch missionary related videos, and find other great missionary preparation resources.
Mormons and Tattoos Don't Mix!
Describes beliefs about tattoos from scriptures and church leaders.
Official Church Site of the MTC
The Missionary Training Center (MTC) features information for future missionaries, their parents, preparation, volunteers, prospective employees and more. This is the place to visit if you or someone you know is planning on serving a LDS mission.
Poll: Have you served an LDS Mission?
If you're a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have you served a mission? Share your experiences with us in the comments or in the LDS community forum.
Teancum.net - Free LDS Mission Email
Teancum.net provides a network of effective communication among those serving in LDS missions with their families and friends by offering free email. Learn more about keeping in contact with those serving a LDS mission.
Threefold Mission of the Church
What is the mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)? Learn about the Church's threefold mission.
What is an LDS Mission?
Serving an LDS mission usually means dedicating a specific amount of time to the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Find out more about the why, who, how, and where of LDS missions.
What to Expect at the Missionary Training Center
The Missionary Training Center (MTC) is where new LDS missionaries are sent for training. What goes on at the MTC? What do missionaries learn there before they leave for their LDS mission?
What to Expect When Applying for a Mission
This article details the basics of what to expect when applying, and becoming, a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including filling out the application, receiving your call, preparing for the temple, and attending the MTC.