Will My Child Be Ready?
A missionary's training does not begin when he or she enters the doors of the MTC. Well before that, each missionary's mother can begin laying the groundwork that will prepare her child to diligently and wholeheartedly serve the Lord and His children.
Mothers have an immeasurable influence and a significant responsibility in raising up young men and women who are prepared to further the work of the Lord. This unique resource includes 12 training chapters for moms of prospective missionaries, all written by mothers who have sent children on missions (and some by mothers who have also served as mission presidents wives). Whether you have young children and are hoping to begin the mission training process early or you have less than a year to pull all the pieces together, here is the good news: the path of preparing a child for a mission begins wherever you are. Chapters on topics such as fostering good daily habits, developing relationship skills, being resilient, and recognizing the Spirit shed light on what future missionaries need to know, what they need to do, and what they need to be.
About the Authors:
Emily Freeman is a coach s wife, a mother of four, author of several best-selling books, and a sought-after inspirational speaker. Merilee Boyack is a popular author and speaker at BYU Education Week. She is an estate planning attorney who conducts her part-time law practice from her home in Lehi, Utah.
Merrilee Boyack loves life and loves every season of life—especially this one! She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, four sons, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. She is an estate-planning attorney in Utah and California and is the author of several books and talks, including The Parenting Breakthrough; Strangling Your Husband Is Not an Option; Toss the Guilt and Catch the Joy; In Trying Times, Just Keep Trying; and 12 Gifts for Christ. Merrilee and her husband, Steve, reside in Lehi, Utah, and are helping their grandkids prepare to serve missions.
In my opinion:
This new book Will My Child Be Ready? Missionary Prep for Moms by Emily Freeman and Merrilee Boyack is a prefect book with great ideas for preparing future missionaries of all ages to serve a mission. This book is a wonderful resource for mothers, and fathers even, to help prepare their children to be ready. I have four children that range between the ages of 7-18. For the last twenty years, my husband and I have decided as a couple to help our kids be ready to take this journey in their life to prepare for a mission. Whether it be as a member missionary or in the field this book is one way to help your children or grandchildren prepare to be future missionaries.
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