My Missionary Commission


I am Called of God. My authority is above that of the kings of the earth. By revelation I have been selected as a personal representative of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is my Master and he has chosen me to represent him. To stand in his place, to say and do what he himself would say and do if he personally were ministering to the very people to whom he has sent me. My voice is his voice, and my acts are his acts; my words are his words, and my doctrine is his doctrine. My commission is to do what he wants done. To say what he wants said. To be a living modern witness in word and deed of the divinity of his great and marvelous latter-day work.
-Elder Bruce R McConkie
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I need to learn how to...

So after reading up on other missionary's experiences and about madagascar I made a list of things that Dylan should probably know how to do to help make life a little easier.

Dylan needs to learn to....

1. CUT HIS OWN HAIR (barbers in Mada use straight razors to cut hair...OUCH)
2. POLISH HIS SHOES (everyone is a brickmaker and dirt is everywhere)
3. KNOW WHAT AND HOW MUCH MEDICINE HE SHOULD TAKE (it seems missionaries love to eat Mystery meat, and not by choice-something eventually is going to make him sick)
4. HOW TO SWALLOW LARGE PILLS (there is no shot for Malaria, they have to take pills everyday while on their mission so they don't get this disease)
6. CHANGE A BICYCLE TIRE (he knows how to do this)
7. MAKE A CANDLE (there is no outside lights, so when it gets dark everyone lights candles to see. a little bit little house on the praire comes to mind)
9. FEEL COMFORTABLE IN A INTERNET CAFE (that is the only place they can use the internet, so if he wants to email that is wear it is going to happen)
10. COOK WITH POWDER INGREDIENTS AND WATER (there really isn't anything in the grocery stores so the missionaries gets "just add water" food so the missionaries can cook it)
11. HOW TO USE A CAMERA (he really does no how to use a camera much he isn't much of a picture taker and with all the beautiful scenery he better be start taking pictures. I mean really when is he ever going to go back to Madagascar!)
12. EAT SEAFOOD (their main dish is rice with lox and string beans-eew salmon)
13. WASH HIS LAUNDRY/DEAL WITH A DRY CLEANERS (we are not sure if there are dry cleaners there, and if there isn't that will be good because he does know how to wash his clothes-and ties- he ruins more ties by putting them in the wash)
14. BAPTIZE (this country is growing so rapidly on day they had 18 baptisms. He did have the opportunity to baptize Lilly and Camryon)
15. FLY ON A PLANE (this is definitely going to be a hands on experience, he will fly from UTAH to NY, to London or Germany, then to South Africa and on to Madagascar. He has never flown yet)