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In the Aaronic Priesthood Quorum Theme young men say, “I will prepare to become a diligent missionary … by being a true disciple of Jesus Christ.” 

President Russell M. Nelson has said, “This gathering [of Israel] should mean everything to you. This is the mission for which you were sent to the earth.”

A full-time mission can be a big part of that gathering. Yet, young men are constantly bombarded from all sides by messages, temptations and opportunities that distract them from serving. They may not recognize that this is the most important time in the history of the world to serve as a full-time missionary. 

Some young men fear the unknown, especially because of changing conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. They don’t know what assignments may come or how they will change. Others worry because health concerns may keep them from serving a teaching mission and do not know the variety of service missions that are available. Either way, the time to serve is now.

Some young men fear that fewer people want to hear about Jesus Christ and His restored gospel in the world today. That does not change the fact that there have never been more people who need to hear about Jesus Christ and the blessings of His Atonement.

Below are five ways to talk to your son about serving a mission:

1. Help him understand his divine identity

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