Share your advice for future elders and sisters
- Bring some WD-40 and duct tape!
- Your companions will love you if you bring some ranch dressing, barbecue sauce, or peanut butter. :)
- Don't bring a potato peeler. You don't need one! Bring lots of little pictures that you can buy pretty cheap at Deseret Book. They're great to
give away, and people love them. I'd also get a few bigger ones that you can give away as baptism presents to people you baptize. --Kyra Cox
- Armenians love honest and natural people. If you want help Armenian people, be yourself. Try to change to be better, don't just act the part. --Yeva Khadishyan
- Sisters- Bring trouser socks! If your skirt doesn't have a slit in it, trouser socks/knee highs are SO much more comfortable in the summer.
Remember, they don't have AC! --Harmony Jones (Kroeber)
- The Armenia Yerevan Mission has a great legacy of dedicated, obedient, and
exceptionally talented missionaries. Please remember this and let it show
through in your everyday activities as a missionary. --Luke Petersen
- Don't wear your nicest suit on Water day. And don't take anything with you
that you don't want to get wet. --Brian Bohn
- The little cheap CTR rings that you can get at the church distribution center are a big hit with the little kids over there and they are very
cheap! They like them in English so don't bother trying to get them in Armenian. I think I took about 150 of them with me and they were almost all gone during the first year of my mission. They are nice cause they are something meaningful you can give away. --Chad Harvie
- Bring a good kitchen knife and a non-stick pan. A small crock-pot is MOST useful, like Elder Packer's. Barbeque sauce is terrific and mixes,
especially Asian for some variety. --David Robinson
- Bring your high school yearbook and a small photo album of family and friends. You will be glad you have them!!!! --Michael Piercy
- Don't be a robot. Open yourselves up to the people not only will you be blessed but the mission will be as well. The Armenian people are amazing, friendly and caring and deserve nothing but the same in return from you. You set the standard of what they think of the church. I cannot begin to describe how I feel hearing what has happened over the years and changes in missionaries' attitudes and the way they are with people. Don't continue the trend. Be who you are, be open and honest and the people will accept you with open hearts and minds. Fill the chapels to the max again in all
branches like it was before. --David Connelly
Submit advice for future missionaries!!