The website for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has many great articles by general authorities on the topic of missionary work and preparing for a mission. Here is the list I have made and I try to keep up-to-date. There are many General Conference talks and magazine articles and other website content about missionary work, but in order to keep this list to a reasonable length, I’m primarily only including talks here from prophets and apostles.

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  1. Clark Thornton
    Clark Thornton says:

    I am looking for a talk by Elder Tad R. Callister titled, “Becoming a Consecrated Missionary.” I think it was written in September of 2007 but I have searched all over and haven’t been able to find it. I am wondering if anyone has a copy of this talk or knows where to find one I would be very grateful. Thanks

  2. Stephanie
    Stephanie says:

    I am looking for a talk by Elder Tad R. Callister called “40 Day Fast”. If anyone has a copy of it or knows where I can find it please let me know. Thank you.

  3. Jerry
    Jerry says:

    I’d sure like a copy of that talk. I have a son serving in England. The link provided doesn’t work. Could you pease email me a copy of the talk. Thanks, Jerry

  4. Tom
    Tom says:

    Ive been searching everywhere for a talk that Elder Holland gave at the mtc a while back. Ive heard it as the ‘dont go home’ talk and i cant seem to find a copy. Any help would be great!

  5. Jeff
    Jeff says:

    Hi – I was wondering if you still have a copy of the above referenced talk? I think it has expired from this site.

    Thank you, Jeff

  6. Corbin
    Corbin says:

    I am also looking for Elder Callister’s talk “Becoming a Consecrated Missionary” but it looks like it has expired from the website. Thanks

  7. Corbin
    Corbin says:

    I am also looking for Elder Callister’s talk “Becoming a Consecrated Missionary” but it looks like it has been deleted from the website. Thanks

  8. Aaron
    Aaron says:

    Wish they had ALL talks available on or somewhere. You can’t find ANY of the MTC devotional talks or “Being a Consecrated Missionary” anywhere! Just doesn’t make sense, those talks are all great, why hide them from the members?

    • Connie Albrecthsen
      Connie Albrecthsen says:

      we called Church Headquarters and apparently the talk given by Elder Holland was given without notes, so there isn’t a transcript, however, there is a video of it because my son watched it in the Preston England MTC in April 2011….so, if anyone knows how to get a copy of that video…I would be happy to type up the content. I will keep searching.

      • Tonya Tippetts
        Tonya Tippetts says:

        Did you ever find the video of Elder Holland’s talk? I so would like to get a copy of that video. JUst wondering if you did?? Thank you!

  9. Connie Albrecthsen
    Connie Albrecthsen says:

    I am looking for a talk given at the MTC in Jan 2011 entitled “Feed My Sheep” by Elder Holland. Does anyone have that? Also, I can’t find a copy of the MTC Devotional “Being a Consecrated Missionary” either. Help? anyone?

    • Connie Albrechtsen
      Connie Albrechtsen says:

      We called Salt Lake and talked to Elder HOllands secretary and she said that talk was given without a script. I know it is on video, however, because my son watched it when he was at the MTC in Preston England in April. So, if anyone has a copy, that would be great. I do have a copy of Tad Callister’s talk, “Being a Consecrated Missionary” if you want it send me your email address.

  10. Kendric
    Kendric says:

    I have a talk on video by Elder Holland. It was given on January 11, 2011 at the Provo MTC. My brother sent it to me from Georgia.

    • Michael
      Michael says:

      Hey, i’ve been looking for that talk by Elder Holland for a while now. If you know how to rip dvd it would be great if you could do that and upload it onto a free account of mediafire. it gives you 200mb for free. I’d expect the talk would be less than that. If you have any questions my email is: Thanks!

      • Kathy
        Kathy says:

        If there is a way I could access this talk by Holland, I would really appreciate it. My daughter entered the MTC in January but just missed Holland’s talk. They did watch it later in the field, but I would love to have the link to the video or a copy of the transcript if possible. My email is Thanks!

    • Ben Olson
      Ben Olson says:

      Could someone send me the video for Elder Holland’s talk he gave at the MTC in January 2011 entitled. “Feed My Sheep” It would make my Christmas if I could get a copy of this video….

    • Bruce Packard
      Bruce Packard says:

      I am a senior missionary working as a mental health advisor for missionaries in Lima, Peru. I would LOVE a copy of Elder Holland’s January 11, 2011 talk at the MTC. Do you know how I can get a copy of the video or a transcribed copy of the talk?

      Thank you so much for any effort it will take to get this.

      Elder Packard

    • Heidi
      Heidi says:

      Hey Kendric is there any way you could send me the video or upload it by any chance? Any way to share it at all? I really would love to see that talk again. I saw it on my mission and it really changed me and I would love to see it again please!

    • Elizabeth Willey
      Elizabeth Willey says:

      I literally left the MTC for my country the morning before that talk, and we watched it in my last training on the mission. It changed my mission and my life. I got home last week, and if I could get a copy of that talk, or the video, or a link, I would SO appreciate it! Thanks! (Elder Holland, Feed My Sheep, Jan 11, 2011)

    • Micah
      Micah says:

      Hey Kendric or anyone here, I have searched for countless hours for that amazing devotional that Elder Holland gave back in January 2011 in the MTC. Please anyone get me a copy of it, I would be so grateful! My email is

    • Gary Turpen
      Gary Turpen says:

      Please send me a copy of the Elder Holland talk “Feed My Sheep.” I heard it at our MTC Camp and one time hearing was not enough. Thank you. My vision of this work was expanded. We are part of something big.

  11. Vince
    Vince says:

    Does anybody know where to get the Elder Holland MTC Video “Feed my Sheep” and “Don’t you dare go Home?” If anyone has it can you please send it to me too, it would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

  12. Cameron
    Cameron says:

    I would LOVE a copy of Elder Holland’s talk! if you forward me a copy I would very much appreciate it!

  13. Kevin S Milne
    Kevin S Milne says:

    I am looking for either a copy ( text) or video link to Elder Hollands talk January 2011 at the MTC entitled “Feed My Sheep”. Any help would be great fully appreciated.

  14. Michael Bird
    Michael Bird says:

    Hey, everyone! I just got my hands on Elder Holland’s “Feed My Sheep” DVD! I will be trying to make a script from it so you can all be benefited also! I will try to post a link to download it by sometime this next week.

  15. Michael Bird
    Michael Bird says:

    Hey, everyone! I have the video up on a good filehosting site, so if any of you would like Elder Holland’s “Feed My Sheep” talk given at the MTC please email me as i am not sure about the rights of posting filesharing links on this forum. My email is:

  16. toomey
    toomey says:

    im looking for “the character of christ” by bednar (byu-idaho) January 25, 2003
    “is it me or the spirit?” or “how to recognize the spirit?” by bednar (mtc)


    email is: delicious jello 14 at g mail

    • taty8488
      taty8488 says:

      I have been looking for Bednar’s talk as well of how to recognize the spirit where he says “stop worrying about it”. It was given at the MTC June 9 2009
      please email at :

  17. Jim Anderson
    Jim Anderson says:

    Part 2 is missiong, part 1 is loaded twice, so the middle section of the three at the Mediafire links above is missing.

    For the earlier Elder Bednar talk (as president of BYU Idaho) go to and click on the link for devotionals. There is a whole load of material going back into at least the 80s from there.

  18. Jim Anderson
    Jim Anderson says:

    Found the problem, the middle one was listed first, just out of order, no carp about that, just something that some may miss.

  19. Michelle Oldroyd
    Michelle Oldroyd says:

    Do you still have a copy of Elder Callister’s talk “Becoming a Consecrated Missionary”? My son in the MTC really wants a copy of it! Thank you!

    • Brian Rowley
      Brian Rowley says:

      yeah i was wondering if you still had it and could repost it or reshare it! i think it has expired! thank you!

  20. Alec Smith
    Alec Smith says:

    I really need a copy of the audio of the talk entitled Missionary Work and the Atonement for a friend going on a mission. My email is …. if anybody has this I would be very grateful if you could email it to me!!

  21. Tammie
    Tammie says:

    If you have a copy of “Feed My Sheep,” by Elder Holland and/or “Becoming a Consecrated Missionary,” by Elder Callister please let me know where I can a get a copy or email me at

    I would appreciate it so much!

  22. Ian Coolbear
    Ian Coolbear says:

    I can see a lot of people talking about the talk by Elder Holland titled “Feed My sheep.” Well I have a copy of the video on a DVD, but I don’t know what the rules with the church is on sending them out. I got it from my mission president. With that said if you want to email me I will work on ripping a copy for you. My email is

  23. curt
    curt says:

    Also looking for a copy of the talk by Elder Callister “Becoming a Consecrated Missionary”. Does anybody have a printed copy of it?

  24. Colton
    Colton says:

    I found it!! Thanks to whoever downloaded Elder Hollands talk from the MTC on Jan 11, 2011. It’s on youtube, just go to that and then convert it to mp3 format if you want it.

  25. Tammy
    Tammy says:

    My son, who is serving a mission, mentioned a talk that has inspired the way he is choosing to serve. I have been searching for a copy of Elder Callister’s talk on The Consecrated Missionary. If someone has a copy of that talk, could you please email it to me? Thank you so much!!!!

  26. Michael
    Michael says:

    I have a copy of Elder (proud to have once called him President!) Callister’s talk if any of you still need it. Let me know and I’ll upload it somewhere. 🙂

  27. Elder Barens
    Elder Barens says:

    Hey! Right now i am serving in Puebla, Mexico and have been looking for the famous talk by jeffery r. holland. If anyone has the video could you please send it to my email. As a zone leader i would love to share it with my zone and get them pumped up. Thank you.

  28. Dana
    Dana says:

    My daughter just left the MTC and would love a copy of Elder Callister’s talk and Elder Bednar’s talk. We have previously heard about them from missionaries serving in our area. Thank you so much in advance!

  29. Jimmy
    Jimmy says:

    I am closing comment on this post as I don’t want this page to become an email address exchange. If you have a suggestion for a talk that should be added to this list, please send it to me through the Contact page. I will be deleting all the comments with an email address listed in the body of the comment.

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