Solving 10 worries about serving a mission

Our youth Sunday School class brainstormed 10 real worries of someone preparing to serve a full-time mission as well as possible solutions — with a little help from the teachings of Book of Mormon prophet King Benjamin.

Although my sample size would be considered insignificant, a recent discussion in our youth Sunday School class about worries over serving a full-time LDS mission transcended our cinder-block corner classroom and could apply to other members of the church wherever they live.

It helped that a recently returned missionary was in our midst who humbly prayed in Honduran Spanish to begin class and whose contributions validated, squashed or most importantly helped find solutions to some of the worries entertained by pre-missionaries.

We also turned to the Book of Mormon and the words of King Benjamin to help address each of the following fears or obstacles, in no particular order.

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