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40 Inspiring Talks to Help You When You Feel Discouraged in the Mission Field

Posted on August 31 2018

Every missionary goes through moments in the mission where they feel discouraged and down because of various aspects of the mission; the work may not be progressing and you were hoping it would be, your investigators may have a hard month where commitments aren't being kept as well as they have been in the past, you may have a companion who is not terribly easy to get along with, etc. When those times come it is important to strengthen yourself, muster up your faith and find a way to buoy yourself up and move forward. One of the greatest ways to do that is to find solace in the uplifting words of the latter-day prophets. Below is a great collection of links to talks and devotionals that have been favorites of missionaries in years past. Though some are older, they all contain words that have kept missionaries feeling hopeful and happy throughout their service. Some missionaries have found that printing off talks that they felt inspired by and bringing them with them into the mission field was extremely helpful. Either way, feel free to enjoy the list we have gathered and please email us with any you would like to see added to this collection. 



1. You Know Enough- Elder Neil L. Andersen

2. Cast Not Away Therefore Your Confidence-Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

3. The Miracle of a Mission- Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

4. Becoming Perfect in Christ- Elder Gerrit W. Gong

5. The Fourth Missionary- Lawrence E. Corbridge

6. The Challenge to Become- Elder Dallin H. Oaks

7. The First Great Commandment- Elder Jeffrey R. Holland 

8. Becoming a Consecrated Missionary- Elder Tad R. Callister

9. However Long and Hard the Road- Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Patricia Holland

10. The Power of Your Words- Craig Manning

11. The Character of Christ- Elder David A. Bednar

12. What is the Blueprint of Christ's Church?- Elder Tad R. Callister

13. See Others as They May Become- President Thomas S. Monson

14. Notwithstanding My Weakness- Neal A. Maxwell

15. The Infinite Power of Hope- President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

16. For Times of Trouble- Jeffrey R. Holland

17. Tomorrow the Lord Will Do Wonders Among You- Jeffrey R. Holland

18. His Grace is Sufficient- Brad Wilcox

19. Believing Christ: A Practical Approach to the Atonement- Stephen E. Robinson

20. Beware of Pride- President Ezra Taft Benson

21. Faith--the Choice is Yours- Elder Richard C. Edgley

22. Why 1820- Hyrum W. Smith

23. In the Strength of the Lord- Elder David A. Bednar

24. Waiting on the Road to Damascus- President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

25. Remember Lot's Wife- Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

26. Be Ye Therefore Perfect--Eventually- Elder Jeffrey R. Holland 

27. A Yearning for Home- President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

28. Fourth Floor, Last Door- President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

29. Come What May, and Love It- Joseph B. Wirthlin

30. Mountains to Climb- President Henry B. Eyring

31. Waiting Upon the Lord: Thy Will Be Done- Elder Robert D. Hales

32. Finishers Wanted- President Thomas S. Monson

33. Rise to Your Call- President Henry B. Eyring

34. None Were With Him- Jeffrey R. Holland

35. Abide With Me- Jeffrey R. Holland

36. Forget Me Not- President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

37. That's How the Light Gets In- Tyler J. Jarvis

38. Approaching the Throne of God With Confidence- Elder Jorg Klebingat

39. The Challenging and Testifying Missionary- Alvin R. Dyer

40. Beauty For Ashes- Elder Bruce C. Hafen


If you would like to add any talks to this list feel free to email us at ashley@missionarymall.org