As a missionary, we often would talk about how missionaries were like the Jedi; it was even brought up in a zone conference when one of the Assistants said, “President Wilkey is like Yoda. Listen to him.” . . .Here are a few ways that missionaries are like Jedi. . .
Belief in a higher an overarching power
The Jedi have the Force.
Missionaries have the Spirit.
Jedi have rankings: Youngling, Padawan Apprentice, Jedi Knight, Jedi Master, and Council Member, and Grand Master.
Missionaries have leadership: trainee, jr. companion, sr. companion, trainer, district leader, zone leader, sister training leader and assistants to the president, and the mission president.
Trainee (Greenie) = Youngling
Jr. companion = Padawan
Sr. companion = Jedi Knight
Trainer/District Leader = Jedi Master
Zone Leader/Sister Training Leader and Assistant are all parts of the “Mission Leadership Council” = Jedi Council Members,
Mission President = Grand Master.
A “High Council of 12”
The Jedi have a High Council of 12 members, and is sometimes referred to as the “Jedi Council Quorum”.
Missionaries have a “High Council” that has 12 members, they direct the work, and often referred to as The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
The Jedi receive training at the Jedi Temple.
Missionaries receive training at Mormon Temples.