Finding just the gift for missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as LDS or “Mormon” missionaries) preparing for their mission can be difficult.
Books & Things is here to help. We specialize in gifts and books that are perfect for those who are preparing for missions. Below are 10 great books and gifts for your missionary preparing to leave.
Author: Benjamin Hyrum White. Are you ready to be part of the greatest generation of missionaries? This book will give you the additional mental preparation and spiritual motivation necessary to answer this call. The 10 questions found in this book will help you look deep within yourselves to determine if you have sufficiently raised the bar in preparing for full-time missionary service.
Author: David A. Christensen. Is there a God? How can I find happiness in this life? How do I know if I'm feeling the Spirit? Missionary Questions of the Soul provides keys to answer these and other similar questions—questions you may ask yourself as you prepare to serve a mission or that investigators may ask you in the field. With this resource, the earnest seeker will discover their own answers and build testimonies.
Author: Eric Rigby. Expected Release: Early July, 2015. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, starts with you and the scriptures. Learn how ordinary people became extraordinary and how their stories can build your testimony and prepare you for serving the Lord. Funny and full of practical ideas you can use, this book is perfect for teens and young adults as it leads them through the scriptures and solidifies their testimonies and preparedness.
Author: Rector, Hartman Jr. Many members of the LDS Church worry about sharing the Gospel. Hartman Rector, Jr. addresses many common concerns associated with missionary work and shares examples of how easy and successful missionary work can be. Filled with how to's and helpful hints, this book is perfect for adding an extra boost to the missionary efforts of both missionaries and members.
Books on Preparing For Your Temple Endowment
Author: David J. Ridges. Modern temples aren't just pretty white buildings—they are Heavenly Father's classrooms. When we enter His holy house, the Lord teaches us through symbols so we can understand and retain more of the sacred instruction provided there. In this book, David J. Ridges not only helps us find these symbols within temple walls, but he brings to light profound symbolism as found in ancient Israel’s tabernacle worship and elsewhere in scripture. As you understand the symbols explained in this book, your experience will be redefined with deeper meaning.
Author: Mark A. Shields. In this remarkable volume, Mark Shields, an experienced gospel teacher, casts new light on the symbolism inherent in temple ordinances and provides a wealth of insights that will change the way you worship. Learn to love the temple, understand its purposes, and appreciate the rich symbolism it embodies. Your Endowment is a must-read for anyone looking to get more from temple worship.
Gifts for Missionaries Preparing For Their Mission
Designed with an inner flap to hold any form of money from cash to personal checks, these classy missionary greeting cards are sure to add to enhance the special day of a friend or loved one. Celebrate missions with elegance and style.
On what seemed like any other day, Elders Travis Tuttle (Corbin Allred) and Andrew Propst (Maclain Nelson) are approached by Nikolai (Nikita Bogolyubov) to reach a friend. But then the missionaries experience the unimaginable-they are kidnapped, beaten, and held for ransom. While their families, friends, and the world pray for their safe return, Tuttle and Propst are tested physically, emotionally, and most of all, spiritually.
Every missionary needs a way to keep in touch! Perfect for any elder out in the field, these handy sticky notes let them leave messages, reminders, and encouragement for all their contacts.
With faith and priesthood power, miracles still happen today. This distinctive stainless steel oil vial features the word "faith" as a constant reminder. The unique compact design lets you drop or spray directly from the vial, making it perfect to take with you on the go.