Episode 023: Will My Child be Ready for Missionary Service? Part 1


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By Lynnette Sheppard and Greg Sheppard. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Our son has been serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the past two years. He came home last week, and we are beyond excited. The reunion was sweet, and we are trying to soak in every second of the time we have with him before he leaves for college in a few weeks.

Our second son has his mission call and will report to the Missionary Training Center on November 6. In this season of life, as we welcome one missionary home and prepare to send another one out, missionary service is on our minds.

In this episode, we discuss why it is vital to start preparing our kids for missions long before their mission calls come, how that preparation entails FAR more than spirituality alone, what skills missionaries need to be successful, and how to start teaching those things.

If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have kids of any age, this episode is for you. (And, by the way, all the skills we discuss are necessary for a smooth transition into adulthood, whether or not they choose to serve missions.)

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