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Sisters: A Modern Girl's Guide to Serving a Mission by Melissa Dymock
Title: Sisters: A Modern Girl's Guide to Serving a Mission
Author: Melissa Dymock
Paperback: 82 pages
Publisher: Covenant Communications ( March 2012)
As they enter adulthood, many LDS women face a challenging question:
should I serve a mission? This deeply personal choice becomes even more
complex in light of other opportunities such as advanced education,
employment, and starting a family. Inside Sisters: The Modern Girl’s
Guide to Serving a Mission is what every prospective sister missionary
deserves: a thoughtful “older-sister” to help her find the right answer
to that vital question of whether to serve a full-time mission—and, if
the answer is yes, to help her understand how to prepare both
spiritually and temporally, what to expect, and how to succeed. Returned
missionary Melissa Dymock leads readers step by step through the
transition into mission life, from packing bags to surviving the MTC to
thriving in the field, and offers insights from a variety of experienced
missionaries on how to make the most of missionary experience. There’s
even a glossary of mission terms, a collection of recipes for easy
eating on the job, and advice on making a smooth transition back home
once those “best eighteen months” draw to a close. This comprehensive
resource will enlighten and encourage any LDS woman who stands at the
crossroads of missionary service.
This is a short book, but it is loaded with information. I was very impressed with what you will find when you read Sisters: A Modern Girl's Guide to Serving a Mission. This book has been greatly needed by young women considering serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Author Melissa Dymock covers every area that you may have questions about before and after your mission. Here are the chapter titles:
Chapter 1: Should You Serve a Mission?
Chapter 2: The Papers and The Call
Chapter 3: Preparing to Serve
Chapter 4: The Missionary Training Center
Chapter 5: The Field
Chapter 6: Coming Home
Chapter 7: Quick, Easy, and Delicious Recipes for the Field
Chapter 8: A Brief Summary and Words of Wisdom from Those Who've Gone Before
Melissa even includes a glossary of mission terms such as what are "Greenies" and what is "Trunkiness". Within each chapter Melissa goes in depth such as in Chapter 3: Preparing to Serve, she talks about how to prepare both spiritually(by prayer and scripture study) and physically(Health matters and what kind of clothing to buy, like buying quality shoes.)
Sisters: A Modern Guide to Serving a Mission, will make a great gift for any young women trying to make this important decision of whether or not to serve a mission. I wish that a book like this would have been around 20 years ago. This is an excellent addition to any family's library of LDS non-fiction books.
About the Author:
Melissa Dymock is a writer/ski instructor/editor. Utahn, born and bred, She loves to share her adventures.Sisters: A Modern Girl's Guide to Serving a Mission is her first published book. You can find her at her blog here.