DOs and DON’Ts for Recent RMs – Video

Returning home from your mission can be an exhilarating experience, but it can also be a stressful one.  Here are some tips from five RMs on how to make transitioning to post-mission life a positive experience!

DOs and DON’Ts for Recently Returned Missionaries

Casey, Ireland Dublin Mission

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  • Study the scriptures daily.
  • Go to the temple frequently.
  • Set your own goals for spiritual growth.
  • Never miss church- be active, attend all your meetings and serve in your church callings.

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Lynnell, Minnesota Minneapolis Mission

Interview Highlights

  • Keep being a missionary. Keep doing the things that made you happy on your mission- studying, working, setting goals, etc.
  • Just because you don’t have a name tag, doesn’t mean you can’t be a missionary.
  • Keep reading the scriptures, attending the temple as much as possible and serving. Doing these things will help you be happy.

Michaela, Texas Houston South Mission

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  • Visits less-actives, or share the Gospel with non-members. There are always less-active members in the church who need your love and support.
  • Do your visiting teaching and home teaching faithfully.
  • Don’t be afraid to share the Gospel with non-member co-workers.

Ashley, Arizona Mesa Mission

Interview Highlights

  • You’re going to figure it out and be great!
  • If someone wants you to revert to old bad habits, don’t give in. Be true to yourself.
  • Your purpose is the same as it was on your mission.
  • Do things that are uplifting and won’t drive the Spirit away.
  • We can still be instruments in God’s hands to bless others.

Alex, Argentina Neuquen Mission

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  • God will guide you as to what to study and do for work, if you desire it.
  • Continue the habits you gained on your mission of scripture study and prayer.
  • Really desire to know what it is you need to do.  Heavenly Father will guide you, if you have desires to know and have faith in Him.
  • Once you receive divine direction, go for it and trust in Heavenly Father. He will prepare the way before you and will give you more direction. As you make a difference with your God-given abilities, you will find lots of happiness.

*These and 120 other returned missionaries share their stories about their mission at the Prepare to Serve website and YouTube Channel.


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