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Why does the number of missionaries returning home early continue to grow?
Why don’t they fulfill the 2-year commitment that they’ve made? Will they be able to endure life's later challenges?
There is a component missing in today’s society that is not generating resilience and determination in our young men. Nevertheless, the Lord is expecting great things of them.
Missionary Training Camp was created at the request of parents who are worried that their sons are not yet ready to serve missions. Some young men agree that they are not feeling ready to launch.
Our camp will help young men realize the eternal strength within them as they grasp the importance of seeing something to the end.
This camp experience will broaden your son’s paradigm! He will stretch intellectually, physically, spiritually, socially and emotionally.
Our small groups allow personal attention and support through intense training for success.
We will keep track of each missionary throughout their mission and send them reminders of the specifics that each young man enjoyed and committed to. Their letters to "self," written during spiritual highs, will boost them on to further success.
When our Missionary Training Camp graduates return and report that they were successful to the very end of their 2-year missions, they will be given a financial reward as well as opportunities to be involved in our program.
Young men ages 16-21 are welcome to apply.
Mike and Terri, high school sweethearts, have been married for 42 years. They are the parents of 7 highly accomplished children and 26 grandchildren, among whom are many missionaries.
Together the Liechtys have enjoyed missionary opportunities in many countries. They were called to create and lead the first Young Single Adult program in Stavanger, Norway. In the states, they have both taught Institute and Seminary, as well as served in a Young Single Adult ward in Provo.
Terri O’Brien Liechty,
current Private School Principal
Educated at BYU
Owned / operated private preschool
in numerous states and overseas
Authored School Curriculums
Taught Leadership Seminars at UVU and many High Schools
Music teacher at International School at Stavanger, Norway
Completed 2 marathons, one after having 7 children (4:16)
Michael P. Liechty,
Air Force Lt Col (retired)
Masters degree in Education / Counseling, Boston University
Bachelors of Psychology, BYU
Field Training Officer, USAF
ROTC Instructor at M.I.T.
JROTC Instructor 7 years
Varsity Scout Leader
Youth Sports Coach 20 years
Terri is the granddaughter of Albert R. Lyman, the first settler of Blanding. Albert's father, Platte D. Lyman, led the expedition through Hole in the Rock, a trek which some labeled, "The Impossible Journey." Called by a prophet of God, those determined pioneers spent 40 years making peace with Indians, outlaws, and the raging elements of the land. Their pioneer vigor is still felt, and continues to touch the hearts of those who seek it.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can apply for the Missionary Training Camp?
Any young man between the ages of 16-21, who is even considering an LDS mission, and will qualify medically and emotionally to serve.
When is check-in?
Check in is from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Dinner will be served to the young men at 5:30.
Do you provide transportation to Blanding?
Yes, we can shuttle young men on the morning of the first day of each camp from the Salt Lake City International Airport and Orem's Frontrunner station by UVU (off of Geneva Road). Shuttle van leaves the SLC airport at noon, and the Frontrunner train station at UVU at 1:00 PM. Families are also welcome to drop young men off themselves in Blanding between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.
What happens if my son has a medical emergency?
Blanding has excellent medical facilities. Young men signed up for the Missionary Training Camp must provide us with their medical information and insurance.
What if my son has dietary restrictions or other needs?
We are not able to cater to individual dietary restrictions. Our meals are nutritious and tasty, and just like missions, we will offer a variety of foods.
Will my son room alone?
No. He will have a "mission companion." He will share his room with his companion and spend time with him and the entire group (or zone) throughout the camp.
CAN YOUNG WOMEN ATTEND?
We're not staffed for that at this time.
aS A PARENT CAN I HAVE ANY CONTACT WITH MY CHILD?
If you need to contact your son, please go through the directors, whose
numbers you will receive.
My son has some medical and emotional special needs.
Can the Missionary Training Camp accommodate those?
We are not able to accept any special needs at this time.