“When you received the priesthood, you took upon yourself the responsibility to serve a mission. Now, in order to serve a mission, there are a lot of things you have to do. You have to be worthy in every respect. You have to prepare. You have to study the scriptures.
“But I promise you that if you will prepare yourself, if you will keep the Lord’s commandments, and if you will serve a mission, it will make a huge difference in your life, and it will make a huge difference in the world. Because on a mission, you not only teach others the truth, you learn more of the truth yourself.
“I can honestly say that I learned more eternal gospel principles on my mission than any other single place.
“Go on a mission. Prepare.”
—Elder John H. Groberg of the Presidency of the Seventy, from a youth devotional address given in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on June 8, 2004.