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I Hope They Call Me On a Mission

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It’s never too young to prepare! This charmingly illustrated picture book teaches children what it’s like to be a missionary, from riding a bike to studying the gospel to having a companion, and everything they can do now to be ready so that when the time comes, they’ll be the best missionaries they can be. Colorful and cute, it’s a perfect gift for baptisms and birthdays.
Hardcover, 38 pages
Published March 10th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media
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Tressa (Wishful Endings)
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

I Hope They Call Me On a Mission was so cute! I loved the pictures, which immediately pulled me in as well as my kids. I also loved that the written story was a good length on each page. There wasn't too much or too little to read. I also liked that it went through and showed what children could do now that would prepare them for a mission later. The book pointed out some things that kids probably don't think about, like exercising, eating unique (and sometimes disgusting) food, and bei
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Jennifer Strong
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Through letters back and forth between them and their uncle (currently serving a mission), two children discover what it's like to be a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

I like that in addition to explaining what missionaries do on a daily basis this book gives suggestions on what kids can do now to prepare to serve a mission when they're grown. I also appreciate the fair representation of both male and female missionaries. The illustrations are colorful and engagin
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Sheila
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This picture book is the perfect thing for LDS kids. It tells them in many ways how to prepare to serve a full time mission. In the story, two children write to their Uncle and they find out how what it's like to be a missionary and how to prepare to go on a mission. I loved the engaging illustrations in the book because they were colorful and fun! I wish that this book had been around when my now teens were younger. I still shared the book with them because of the wonderful messages.

Some of th
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Mindy
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you have read the book "The Holy Ghost is like a Blanket," you might recognize a character (since its the same illustrator). Think of it as a fun "Where's Waldo." This book is great for kids and helping them to know what they can do at any age to start preparing for their mission.

It begins with a letter received from an uncle on a mission. It prompts the kids to want to know what the uncle is doing, so they write to him. The rest of the book is the uncle answering back about what it is like b
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L_manning
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
For young LDS children, hearing about missions starts at a young age. Many questions may arise though. Like what exactly does a missionary do anyway? Why do we go on missions. This book takes these questions and gives straightforward answers. It even tells what children can do to prepare for their mission now. It's bright and colorful pictures and clear explanations are sure to entertain and teach our children what exactly a mission is all about.

Since I have a young son, I love children's books.
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Shauna
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
We LOVE the song I Hope They Call Me on a Mission...

"But what is it like to be a missionary?"

David and Megan write to their Uncle Clay who is serving a mission.

And Uncle Clay writes back telling all the things a missionary does and how David and Megan can begin now to prepare to do those things too.

You will read that missionaries exercise and have a companion.

Kids can exercise now and learn to get along with parents, siblings, and friends.

You will learn that missionaries study and pray and wear
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Andrea
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I joined the review tour for this book with my seven-year-old son in mind. When the book came I was a little worried that it was more for younger children (the illustrations and the conversation from the first few pages seemed geared for a younger audience). However, I was very happy when my son said that he really liked the book.

He liked that it told about what you do on a mission, and that you don't always get what you want (let in to talk to people, baptizing people, etc.). He liked the lette
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Mindy
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars. I Hope They Call Me on a Mission is a darling book with fabulous illustrations. Although, I felt it was geared more towards younger kids, there are messages in the book that are good reminders for us all. Each page tells what missionaries are, and/or do. For example: Missionaries Testify. Next, the author talks about ways you can testify now, to prepare and learn how to testify to others by sharing your testimony. This was my favorite part, "Heavenly Father will give you the strengt ...more
Rachelle
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a darling book and excellent conversation starter. There is a ton of information included in I Hope They Call Me On A Mission! It covers basic gospel principles and also what a missionary does to share the gospel, work, and serve on their mission. It does get a little lengthy and wordy for the young (6 and under) reader/listener. My kids are my test audience and I could read to them all day, but my 6yo got a little tired just before the end of the book. I recommend reading this book in t ...more
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
This is a picture book specific to the LDS religion. It is meant to help young children understand what missionaries do and why. I love how it not only explains what missionaries do but provides ideas of what children can do now to prepare themselves to be missionaries one day. It is simple to understand and has fun pictures to look at. I have a son on a mission right now so this book touched my heart. This is exactly what my boy does every single day. And he loves it. I don't have any small chi ...more
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Benjamin Hyrum White was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He labored in the Colorado Denver North Mission and was employed at the MTC during college. Ben met his wife, Keenan, while they both were dancing with the International Folk Dance Ensemble at Brigham Young University. They each graduated from BYU with a degree in Family Science. Brother White is a seminary teacher and recentl ...more