About the book: 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 do the work of the Lord. The good news: that responsibility can begin wherever you and your child are on the path of preparation. Whether your child is two, eight, or eighteen, this unique resource written by mothers who have sent children on missions (and some who have also served as mission presidents' wives) will help you build the foundation of faith, endurance, and hard work that every missionary needs.
My review: With the change in mission ages a few years ago, there are many more kids planning to serve missions, including our two daughters. I love that this book is a resource for the parents of children planning to serve to help them prepare well in advance of those all important missionary years. There are tons of great ideas in here from parents of missionaries, and mission presidents wives. I especially loved the excerpts from letters of missionaries themselves, not only did they reinforce what is being taught in the chapter, but they are set aside in a special box that breaks up the words and makes the page more aesthetically pleasing. This book is a must read for all parents, it will help your kids get ready not only for missionary service, but also to live on their own!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: 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.
Labels: Deseret Book, Emily Freeman, LDS non-fiction, Merrilee Boyack