Young men and women wanting to serve the Lord as missionaries must prepare themselves in many ways. One of the most important and sometimes overlooked ways in which they need to prepare is emotionally. In this informative and enlightening talk, G. Sheldon Martin, a mental health counselor and instructor for Seminaries and Institutes of Religion, shares practical ways prospective missionaries can be prepared to successfully serve the Lord. Using insights gleaned from his years of training and experience in the mental health field, Brother Martin presents eight hypothetical emotionally stressful situations missionaries might face and then describes what kinds of things potential missionaries and their parents can do beforehand to prepare. He addresses issues such as being homesick, dealing with rejection, feeling shy, getting along with companions, learning to work hard, and feeling worthy to serve. With All Your Heart, Might, MIND, and Strength will be an invaluable tool for all who are called to serve.
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