Thursday, June 28, 2012

New Era Missionary Issue

New Era

This issue of the New Era from March 2007 is dedicated to Missionary Work. It is filled full of wonderful insights.

My favorite article from this New Era is "The Five M’s of Missionary Work", by Thomas S. Monson, it covers the Message, Missionary, Member, Mission, and the Mission President. How each are essential on the mission and have a role in a successful missionary's experience.

Whether you want to print out an article and send it to your missionary for a pick me up in a letter or for a fun insert in a package, or find a quote you enjoy to add to an email when you are having a brain freeze for things to write.

Another fun piece in this issue that is worth a read is dedicated to all us waiting at home. "Missionary Mail", By Connie Myers, answers some questions that many of us have... "What should we write about? How do we get it there? What should we send?"

A Read for the Parent


For you parents, out there that want something a little extra to give you a guide to surviving your Missionary's two year absence.

"How To Survive Your Child's Mission

Here is the Book Description:

You plan for it, you teach your little ones to save their pennies, you sing all the Primary songs about marching out into the world, but when the moment finally comes, all you can think is: But he's my baby!

One of your most important parental duties is preparing your children to share the gospel, but once the call arrives, how do you give them up? Gail Jennings Tietjen has had plenty of missionary mom experience as the mother of four boys, three of whom served at the same time. In "How to Survive Your Child's Mission", she blends humor and honesty with practical tips and sound advice to make your son or your daughter s mission a time for rejoicing and faith not chaos and fear.

Whether your missionary is about to return home or just pinning on his paper badge in Primary, How to Survive Your Child's Mission is the perfect companion for missionary-minded parents everywhere.