The Best Preparation

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“The Best Preparation,” Ensign, Aug. 1980, 61

The Best Preparation

We asked a recently returned mission president how we could prepare our children to be good missionaries. “Hold family home evening,” he said. “That is the best possible preparation.”

His advice has made me more aware of the skills our children can learn in family home evening: how to plan, conduct a meeting, lead music, pray, give lessons, keep records (we now have a secretary and a notebook), lead and participate in discussion, get along with others—even cooking skills. We have the children take turns planning and cooking dinner on Mondays, including the refreshments for later in the evening.—Ruth N. Dickson, Salt Lake City, Utah