How does one prepare both the self and the soul for the breathtaking events encountered on a mission? Dr. Pingree began teaching a missionary preparation course 20 years ago to handle these types of questions. He had over 160 students take this course and many of them, upon entering the mission field, wrote letters asking him questions on missionary work, church doctrine and practice. Letters to Missionaries Volume I: Preparing to Embark in the Service of God is part of a compilation of his responses to those letters. Studying these letters will create a doctrinal foundation that will bolster your understanding of gospel tenets as you prepare the self and soul for missionary service. They will illustrate the important canons of our faith with practical examples that will feed eager souls.