A Service Missionary Handbook
is given to every service missionary who is called. The handbook gives counsel and guidance about topics such as commitment to serving the Lord, personal conduct, and daily schedule. Before beginning the service mission, missionaries should carefully review the handbook with their parents and stake president.
A service mission can be both joyous and stressful. Hard work and service are proven tools in managing worry, despair, and weariness. They are essential for anyone engaged in the Lord’s work, both during and after missionary service. But hard work and service alone are not your only tools. Other resources are professional help, priesthood blessings, counsel from experienced adults, and Adjusting to Service Missionary Life: Resource Booklet
. The Lord will help you develop skills and attitudes to help you succeed as you serve and minister to others.