Missionaries

September 26, 2022 12:31 PM MDT
Picture two young sister missionaries propping their phone up against a fountain that sits in the center of a busy traffic roundabout.
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September 21, 2022 10:00 AM MDT
Can you name the locations of all 10 of the Church’s Missionary Training Centers?
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The Church will close the Colombia Missionary Training Center in Bogota, effective January 2023.
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September 11, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
Every generation has a “where-were-you-when question.” For the Greatest Generation, it was the Pearl Harbor attack. For baby boomers, it was the assassination of John F. Kennedy. And for millennials? It is 9/11. I have always felt my answer to the question, “Where were you on 9/11?” is a little unique.
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September 06, 2022 12:45 PM MDT
Martins’ eyes fill with tears when he thinks about the influence of one man's willingness to share the gospel has had on generations of the Martins family.
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September 01, 2022 11:02 AM MDT
The options available to missionaries today are truly extensive, and service missionaries often benefit from these unique opportunities.
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August 02, 2022 12:00 PM MDT
Take a look and see if any of these names or terms surprise you.
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July 13, 2022 12:00 PM MDT
When over 90 missionaries were reassigned to the Smiths’ mission, Sister Smith interviewed them about the role of a mission president’s wife.
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July 07, 2022 03:02 PM MDT
What I thought would be a terrible burden turned into a beautiful blessing and an even greater lesson.
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By  Emily Abel
July 01, 2022 09:00 AM MDT
“I had vivid daydreams of seeing my converts sealed as a family, serve as a bishop or Relief Society president, and overall just live a gospel happily ever after. But that wasn’t always the case.”
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June 30, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
Think of this as a job board for senior missionaries, and a lot of the opportunities listed are of “critical” need.
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By  Emily Abel
June 29, 2022 08:20 AM MDT
Here are several ways you can offer support to your missionary that don’t involve packing tape or long lines at the post office.
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June 28, 2022 12:08 PM MDT
For the month of July, the LDS Living Book Club will be reading “The Sister Preachers” by Gale Sears.
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Elder Lamadrid was a member of the Mérida Mexico Itzimna Stake and has been serving in the Mexico Mexico City East Mission since March 2021.
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May 26, 2022 09:28 AM MDT
Here are a few inspiring thoughts from Church leaders on the power and importance of missionary work.
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May 23, 2022 02:02 PM MDT
“Our message to all of our mature couples is simple: we dearly need you. The times cry out for it. There are people who need you.”
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May 23, 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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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 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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