I’m sure you were as thrilled as I was about the announcement in LDS General Conference about the lowered age for missionaries (men can now serve at age 18 and women at age 19).

Did you know that there is a special issue of the New Era magazine that is focused entirely on missionary preparation?

The magazine focuses on becoming a missionary now. Topics include the application process for full-time missionaries, the MTC experience, and even a typical day in the mission field. Parents, teachers, and leaders can also use it as a resource for lessons and discussions.

Although it came out clear back in March 2007, the Church continues to make it available. See it online or order a copy.

Can you think of a young man or women who could benefit from reading this special issue of the New Era?

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