What Every Future Missionary and Their Parents Need to Know by Ed J. Pinegar


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What Every Future Missionary and Their Parents Need to Know

by Ed J. Pinegar

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Be prepared to serve Him.

The Lord has called His laborers to the vineyard for this last great harvest. Youth today are blessed with more opportunities and resources for missionary work than ever before, but there are also many more distractions. This clear and captivating guide helps lay the foundation for future missionaries and their families.

Learn within how to

  • Be willing and capable of full-time service
  • Prepare to go through the temple
  • Live in a new culture, from the MTC to the mission field
  • Develop relationships and skills
  • Return and adapt to post-mission life

From deciding to serve to maintaining the vision after the mission, this book assists future missionaries and parents in preparing to hasten the work.

About the Author:

Ed J. Pinegar received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University (BYU) and a degree in dentistry from the University of Southern California. He is married to Patricia P. Pinegar, a former general president of the LDS Church’s Primary organization, and they are the parents of eight children.

Pinegar has served in the LDS Church as a bishop (twice), the first president of the BYU 20th Stake from 1999 to 2004, a stake patriarch, on the general board of the church’s Young Men organization, as president of the England London South Mission, and as president of the Provo Missionary Training Center (1988–1991). He has also been director of the Orem Institute of Religion, a religion professor at BYU, and a seminary teacher.
Pinegar and his wife also served as a missionaries in the New York Rochester Mission. From 2009 to 2012, Pinegar served as president of the Manti Utah Temple.

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