Missionaries

May 19, 2022 11:51 AM MDT
“Once I read ‘Dominican Republic,’ there was a strong feeling that this is where Heavenly Father wants me to be.”
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May 16, 2022 09:23 AM MDT
Smoke billowed out of temple patron housing in Santo Domingo, and we watched helplessly as missionaries who had been evacuated from 40 different missions poured into the parking lot.
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April 11, 2022 01:00 PM MDT
President Daniel Bingham was lucky to be alive. But after waking hours following the accident, he couldn’t say as much.
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April 08, 2022 11:05 AM MDT
The Church just announced new area leadership assignments. With this came the news of the creation of two missions and a new area—all on European soil.
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By  Emily Abel
April 06, 2022 10:30 AM MDT
After learning what the first sister missionaries left behind to serve, Gale Sears knew their story needed to be told.
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March 14, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
These gifts might not be on your missionary’s packing list, but they sure will come in handy in the mission field!
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March 11, 2022 03:01 PM MST
“Called to Serve” wasn’t originally scheduled to be included in the 1985 hymnal. So how did it become a staple for missionaries?
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March 03, 2022 10:23 AM MST
New missionaries no longer need a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter the Provo MTC. Masks are also optional for missionaries training at the facility.
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Fun
By  Emily Abel
March 02, 2022 02:39 PM MST
Porter Ballard thought he’d have to give up jump roping to serve a mission. But now his unique talent is actually blessing his missionary efforts.
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March 02, 2022 12:02 PM MST
Four-star football recruit Andrew Gentry has 2 months left of his mission, but his current situation and plans for the fall are not at all what he expected when he received his mission call.
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February 28, 2022 12:13 PM MST
Church spokesperson Sam Penrod confirmed that the Church currently has no foreign full-time volunteers in Russia.
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February 24, 2022 10:54 AM MST
Just two and a half months ago, Elder Michael Fauber was hit with five bullets in a meetinghouse in Alabama. Today, he is on the slow road to recovery and has an even stronger testimony of the plan of salvation.
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February 23, 2022 12:55 PM MST
Quick-thinking action, faith and love inspired these young missionaries to help others during the disaster.
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February 21, 2022 05:00 AM MST
“Every missionary called in this Church … is called by revelation from the Lord God Almighty through one of these, His servants.”
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February 10, 2022 02:03 PM MST
How are missionaries who served in Ukraine faring and where have they ended up? Here’s a look at two elders’ experiences.
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By  Emily Abel
February 07, 2022 01:04 PM MST
What's it like trying to share the gospel with people right after they've watched the Book of Mormon musical? A local news article from Norwich, England, gives us a glimpse.
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February 04, 2022 02:52 PM MST
Last week, a local TV station in southeastern Michigan featured the snow-shoveling missionaries on the evening news.
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By  Emily Abel
January 26, 2022 01:54 PM MST
Kirk knew from his son’s labored, rattling breaths that his battle with cancer was nearly over. But Kirk also knew that Kyle's testimony and legacy would live on.
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January 24, 2022 04:04 PM MST
In a historic first, a documentary team unconnected with the Church was given unique access to film four young Latter-day Saint missionaries serving in the Helsinki Finland Mission.
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Due to ongoing uncertainty in Ukraine, many missionaries are being reassigned to other missions in Europe.
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January 21, 2022 01:00 PM MST
When the Dudfields were called in late 2019 to serve as mission president and companion in an English-speaking assignment in mid-2020, they had no idea what awaited them.
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January 19, 2022 09:56 AM MST
Can you imagine being missionary companions with your sibling? Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon doesn’t have to imagine it—she lived it!
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January 18, 2022 02:08 PM MST
Elder Gutierrez’s desire to serve is because of his love for the God he once didn’t believe in, and because he believes small invitations can change lives.
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January 12, 2022 10:16 AM MST
Devon Blackmon spent enough time around returned missionaries that he came to appreciate the perspective that missionary service brought to their lives and to their playing on the field.
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January 11, 2022 06:22 PM MST
We can approach conversations about serving missions with both encouragement and understanding—even when someone decides not to serve.
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January 07, 2022 01:28 PM MST
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has called 164 new mission presidents and companions. Learn more about them.
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Fun
By  Emily Abel
January 04, 2022 12:15 PM MST
A missionary’s call home on Christmas is often special, but this year, Elder Spencer Cox was in for a surprise that left him wide-eyed and speechless.
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The Church announced Thursday that a spike in COVID-19 cases has prompted MTC leaders to implement new protocols.
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December 09, 2021 03:19 PM MST
Here’s how returned missionaries can opt in to share their information with their former mission leaders:
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December 07, 2021 07:00 AM MST
The USS Missouri served as the place of final surrender in WWII and took her final mission to Pearl Harbor on the 50th anniversary of the attack.
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December 07, 2021 06:00 AM MST
On Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941, Elder Wayne M. Winegar had just listened to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing the words, “All is well.”
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November 30, 2021 10:06 AM MST
For many universities, players who take two years off from their sport to serve a mission might be seen as a detriment—but that’s not the case for the Stanford Cardinal football team.
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By  Emily Abel
November 16, 2021 09:44 AM MST
Last Friday, 70 missionaries were at a zone conference when two armed men burst into the church and robbed them. Now, fellow Latter-day Saints are reaching out to help.
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By  Emily Abel
November 10, 2021 02:05 PM MST
Paris Thomas is determined to learn how to improve the suffering and disparity he witnessed growing up.
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Due to growing concerns about civil unrest in Ethiopia, sixty missionaries, including the mission leaders, are temporarily being housed in neighboring Kenya.
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October 28, 2021 11:36 AM MDT
Just one day before they would complete their MTC training in Preston, England, a group of elders and sisters were visiting local Church history sites when they had three surprising visitors.
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By  LDS Living
October 28, 2021 08:00 AM MDT
It might seem early, but now is the time to send gifts to ensure that they arrive before Christmas. Here is the perfect gift guide full of inspiring and affordable gifts for your missionary.
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October 22, 2021 04:59 PM MDT
The Provo Missionary Training Center (MTC) presidents told me two things: 1. Our son was being sent home from the MTC. 2. We needed to get on a plane as soon as possible to come get him. My heart was flooded with simultaneous emotions of bewilderment, anxiety, and sadness.
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October 22, 2021 04:00 PM MDT
Wounded Vietnam vet JR Johansen knew his health was failing, yet he answered a call to paint missionaries who died while serving. Now, scores of portraits later, he’s brought healing to grieving families all over the world—and to himself.
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October 21, 2021 05:44 PM MDT
When Trey Stewart felt driven to finish his two years after returning early due to the COVID pandemic, he wouldn’t take no for an answer.
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September 27, 2021 05:12 PM MDT
Most new missionaries receive one-third of their training at home before traveling to an MTC for the last two-thirds of their training. Here are some of their reactions to the hybrid training.
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September 21, 2021 04:57 PM MDT
Sister Audrey Morgenegg of Knoxville, Tennessee, was approaching the entrance to the Provo Missionary Training Center for the first time when she found she needed a moment to breathe.
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By  Emily Abel
July 30, 2021 02:40 PM MDT
Elder Jacob Herr knew he wanted to immerse himself in the culture of Georgia, a country that sits at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. But he never imagined his efforts would lead to a video of him going viral on TikTok and an appearance on one of the country’s morning talk shows.
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The following statement about the deaths of two missionaries was released to media today by Sam Penrod, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:
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July 06, 2021 07:12 PM MDT
The Faylor family, from San Antonio, Texas, will soon be making Church history as all of their children begin missionary service this fall.
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By  LDS Living
April 07, 2021 06:01 PM MDT
Those who have ventured out to a theater recently may have seen a trailer that reminded them of a place they once called home—the mission field.
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February 22, 2021 05:53 PM MST
In July 2020, Sister Michelle Wright Amos began her service of presiding over the Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission with her husband, leaving behind a career with NASA where she had worked on the Mars Perseverance rover for almost a year. At the end of the month, that rover launched into space.
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February 17, 2021 08:47 PM MST
This excerpt originally ran on LDS Living in January 2020.
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February 16, 2021 10:00 AM MST
In his monumental 1989 talk, “Beware of Pride,” President Ezra Taft Benson pointed out that generation gaps are a feature of the sin of pride. With that in mind, here’s a list of 25 interesting facts about missionaries now entering the mission field.
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January 08, 2021 08:06 PM MST
On Friday, January 8, 2021, Church News released a list of 105 new mission presidents and companions who will begin their service in July 2021. Included in the list are a General Authority Seventy, a member of the Primary General Presidency, a former NFL player, and parents of an Olympian.
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By  Tylee Hunt
October 26, 2020 07:06 PM MDT
A group of missionaries serving in the Alpine-German Speaking mission are using their talents to share their testimonies and honor the life of a fellow sister missionary who recently passed away.
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September 29, 2020 07:46 PM MDT
In the last few years, missionary service has seen many changes including allowing sister missionaries to wear slacks and allowing male missionaries to wear blue shirts in some areas, a standard application for proselyting and service missions, and increased communication with families through text and email.
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September 21, 2020 06:40 PM MDT
Sister Amos missed perhaps one of the most significant moments of her career at NASA when her team put a rover on Mars because of her desire to serve with her husband in the Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission.
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August 24, 2020 04:46 PM MDT
If you’ve served a mission in the last seven years, chances are that the Nashville Tribute Band’s album The Work became a part of your mission experience.
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August 10, 2020 06:39 PM MDT
Sister Kendra DeLange arrived at the Provo Missionary Training Center on March 4, 2020, with the next 18 months of her life laid out: she would spend five weeks in Provo learning Danish and then fly across the Atlantic to the Denmark Copenhagen Mission.
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August 03, 2020 12:40 PM MDT
Police are investigating after the driver of a white SUV shot multiple rounds into the Provo Missionary Training Center security booth, according to a tweet from the Provo Police Department.
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July 20, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
In February, the vision of my next two years was perfectly laid out. I would serve in the Chile Rancagua Mission using the Spanish I would learn in the Mexico Missionary Training Center.
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July 06, 2020 06:56 PM MDT
Speaking to mission presidents and companions and the 2020 Mission Leadership Seminar, Elder D. Todd Christofferson pointed to a “simple and profound” statement in Preach My Gospel: “The power of the Holy Ghost is central to conversion.”
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By  Emily Abel
June 30, 2020 07:25 PM MDT
At the 2020 Mission Leadership Seminar, President Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women General President, spoke about the importance and the process of creating lifelong conversion.
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June 12, 2020 02:10 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced exceptions to the dress standards for young men serving as missionaries.
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