Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (1922–2015) found on LDS.org
What can you do right now to prepare for your mission? Let me offer a few suggestions about what each of you can do to raise the bar as you prepare for missionary service.
Get in Good Physical Shape
The minimum physical standard for full-time missionary service refers to a potential missionary’s physical health and strength. For example, one of the questions on the missionary recommendation forms asks if you “can work 12 to 15 hours per day, walk 6 to 8 miles per day, ride a bicycle 10 to 15 miles per day, and climb stairs daily.” Missionary work is hard, and full-time missionaries must be in good physical condition to serve. Raising the bar to a higher physical standard could involve further physical conditioning.
Expand Your Knowledge
Raise the bar higher in your intellectual…….