What to Know Before You Go, Developing the Heart and Soul of a Missionary by Don H. Staheli

Today, I wanted to share a wonderful book called,

What to Know Before You Go, Developing the Heart and Soul of a Missionary
by Don H. Staheli


Missionaries need to begin their exciting time of service with as much personal preparation as possible. How can they create a spiritual foundation that will help them stand strong when times are difficult? What do they need to know even before they enter the Missionary Training Center?
In What to Know Before You Go, Don H. Staheli, a former mission president, provides answers to questions such as these. Each short chapter includes a great tidbit of loving advice and spiritual counsel (the sort you would get if you were sitting across the table from your own mission president), as well as a true, inspirational experience shared by a full-time elder or sister missionary.
The Lord is hastening the work of salvation. He needs missionaries who know not only how to do missionary work but how to be missionaries. This insightful book will help you start off on the right foot as you work to develop the heart, mind, and soul of a missionary.

About the author:

Don H. Staheli holds a bachelor's degree in history and master's degrees in international management and social work. He has assisted thousands of people in his work as a licensed psychotherapist and trainer, and is currently a full-time administrator. He is the author of the best-selling children's book The Story of the Walnut Tree. Don and his wife, Cyndy, have five children and six grandchildren and live in Bountiful, Utah.

In my opinion:

I reviewed “What to Know Before You Go, Developing the Heart and Soul of a Missionary” by Don H. Staheli.   I was excited about this book because I have a sixteen-year-old son who is preparing for a mission when he graduates from high school. I want to help him in every way as his mother to prepare for his goal of missionary work. This book teaches ways to create a spiritual foundation that will help missionaries stand strong even when times are difficult. Each chapter includes counsel to prepare our future missionaries. For instance, one chapter is titled “Testimony,” and includes ways to strengthen our testimonies in able to teach others the gospel. What I love most about this book is the section at the end of each chapter called “In Their Own Words.” These are true accounts written by full-time missionaries. They emphasize what the chapter teaches with personal stories of real experiences. Even though I’m not the one planning to go out and serve a full-time mission, this book motivated me to become a better example to those around me. I recommend this book to anyone who is planning to serve a mission, whether full-time or simply as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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