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15 things every missionary will want before hitting the field

by | May 12, 2021

With a million things to pack before your missionary leaves, don't forget these 15 essentials they should have before hitting the mission field—and even once they are there!

The Companion Bag

The Companion Bag

This cross-body bag is perfect for any elder or sister, no matter where they're serving! Specially designed by former missionaries, the bag includes an adjustable shoulder strap, a large internal compartment to hold scriptures, two zipper pockets, and a magnetic closure pocket.

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Plan of Salvation multi-wood puzzle kit

Plan of Salvation Multi-Wood Puzzle Kit

This multi-wood puzzle can be used as a missionary teaching tool, during family home evening, during a Sunday School lesson, and in so many other circumstances to teach the plan of salvation. Each set comes with nine handmade pieces and a drawstring bag. Pieces and bags may vary slightly in color.

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The Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price, Journal Edition

The Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price, Journal Edition, Neutral

This journal edition of the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price includes large, lined margins and will give your missionary a canvas to express their thoughts, document insights they've received, and enhance their daily Come, Follow Me study.

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3” Marble Christus 

Marble Christus 3

At just 3” tall, this Christus is small enough to be portable and beautifully decorative for any missionary tight on space. This mini statue depicts Jesus Christ just as the scriptures describe Him, beckoning to us with open arms as if saying: “Come unto Me.”

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Daily Joy: A Devotional for Each Day of the Year

Daily Joy: A Devotional for Each Day of the Year

Inspire your missionary every day with this dynamic collection of thoughts from President Russell M. Nelson. Containing 365 quotations and accompanying scriptures for daily reading, this small, carry-along-sized book will fit in a purse or backpack and give your missionary a daily jolt of inspiration from our beloved prophet.

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General Conference Addresses, Journal Edition, April 2021

General Conference Addresses, Journal Edition, October 2020

Help your missionary dive into the most recent general conference messages. This journal edition has all the text of the addresses from April 2021 in one spiral-bound paperback plus extra-wide, lined margins to record impressions and document insights.

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Mission Belt

Swat Black on Stone Gray 40mm Missionary Belt

The innovative Mission Belt is a fusion of functionality and style and sports a unique hole-less feature (in case your missionary is growing or shrinking), durable nylon construction, and a matte finish buckle. It's also available in black, gray, blue, brown, and white.

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Silk necktie

Men's Ken Silk Necktie

With limited variation in an elder's daily wardrobe, a new tie can be a thing of beauty. Quality silk neckties are durable, stylish, light to ship, and always a happy and needed gift.

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Hand of God (5x7” print)

Hand of God (5x7 Print)

This 5x7” print beautifully depicts Christ reaching down into the water as if offering His hand to save, lift, and comfort. It evokes thoughts of the story of Christ ushering Peter to walk on the water and then being there to save him when he faltered. It's also small, light to ship, and would be a great, thoughtful addition to your missionary's send-off package.

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Missionary Message to the World (9x5” plaque)

Send your loved one off on their mission with this beautiful plaque quote from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland that they can display and read every day.

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“Gaze, Look, Reach, Press” journal

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

“Gaze upward, look inward, reach outward, press forward.” –President Thomas S. Monson

Remind your favorite missionary of all the directions they should focus their goals and their future plans with this beautiful green hardcover journal.

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Compact towel

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

This towel is perfect for the space-limited missionary packing their bags! This full-size towel folds down to the size of a book and is super absorbent and fast-drying.

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Scripture highlighters

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

With at least two hours of dedicated study a day, missionaries are always finding something new in the scriptures. Make sure your missionary has scripture markers so he or she can save find them again.

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Called to Serve water bottle

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

Help your missionary stay hydrated on those hot summer days. This reusable water bottle can keep cold drinks cold for up to 12 hours.

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Quiet Revolution from The Truman Brothers

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

The Truman Brothers create Spirit-filled music for today—for every day. With its energetic, pop-driven anthems, their new EP Quiet Revolution is a rallying reminder that there is marvelous work to do and that with Christ as our compass, we can find strength in weakness, peace in the storm, and clarity in the noise.

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