“New Era Publishes New Issue on Missionaries,” Ensign, Mar. 2007, 79
In the October 2005 priesthood session of general conference, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said, “The single most important thing you can do to prepare for a call to serve is to become a missionary long before you go on a mission.”
March’s 2007 issue of the New Era is focused on just that—helping youth prepare for missionary service.
Inside the magazine, readers will find features that focus specifically on missionary preparation, life, and work.
Featured articles include a message from President Gordon B. Hinckley that focuses on the blessings serving a mission can bring, a message from President Thomas S. Monson that examines “The Five Ms of Missionary Work,” advice from Elder M. Russell Ballard on how youth can prepare now to serve a mission, and a view into the life of missionaries at the MTC and in the field.
Members may find many different uses for the magazine. It might be used in conjunction with Preach My Gospel to aid in the teaching of a missionary preparation class. A quiz game could be made using information found in the magazine to help youth learn more about missionary preparation. Or a role-playing game could be designed around the topic “A Day in the Life of a Missionary.”