10 Things You Need to Know Before Serving a Full-Time LDS Mission



Maybe you have read John Bytheway’s book What I Wish I’d Known Before My Mission. There are some things that I think everyone who is going to serve a mission should know. Please don’t think I’m trying to scare you off with these. (make sure you read the last one or you’ll think I’m a cotton-headed-ninny-muggins).

1. A mission isn’t physically easy

Mormon Missionaries Walking

image from meetmormonmissionaries.org

Some days on my mission we walked over 10 miles in one day. There were days when we had so many appointments that we had to run from one to the next in full suits. Not all missions walk all day or bike all day, but some do. Full-time missionaries may relate to this picture:

Missionary Shoes Destroyed
image from gummowsintaiwan.blogspot.com

2. A mission isn’t emotionally easy

image from ikerseydavis.blogspot.com – Notice goals VS actual…hard day.

read the rest of this great post at LDS Missionaries.com

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