Missionaries

May 13, 2024 10:33 AM MDT
Rosângela Lula da Silva, Brazil’s first lady, shared a heartwarming photo with missionaries, thanking them for their help in the relief efforts in southern Brazil.
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May 08, 2024 03:00 PM MDT
I believe reading this book will help missionaries have a better mission experience, which will ultimately impact the rest of their lives.
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May 06, 2024 04:08 PM MDT
From missions to marriage, young adulthood involves big decisions. Elder and Sister Godoy recently shared their tips for navigating this crucial time.
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April 15, 2024 02:37 PM MDT
From a new Q&A, it’s clear that this iconic Latter-day Saint director’s passion for bringing true stories of faith to the big screen runs deep.
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April 09, 2024 02:57 PM MDT
Right before WWII, 79 missionaries rushed to escape Germany. They experienced miracles—and so did those who brought their stories to the big screen.
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April 08, 2024 04:21 PM MDT
For these twins, the idea of being apart for two years came with some anxiety. But they soon realized their missions would be closer than they thought.
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February 12, 2024 01:24 PM MST
Maybe you’re like me and found it bittersweet to send your child on a mission. Here are a few thoughts to bring peace during the pain of saying goodbye.
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February 08, 2024 09:42 AM MST
Massive forest fires grew over the weekend in central and coastal Chile, killing at least 112 people and destroying thousands of homes.
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January 31, 2024 10:59 AM MST
Brighten a missionary’s day this February with these fun ideas.
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January 25, 2024 07:57 AM MST
Whether I was building up wind energy or the restored gospel, I always relied on foundational principles. And they’ve never let me down.
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To help in training new full-time missionaries from Southeast Asia and other regions, the Church will open a new missionary training center in Bangkok, Thailand effective January 2024.
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December 07, 2023 07:00 AM MST
Ariana and Briana Mendez share a lot of things as twins, but they never anticipated finding and sharing a belief in the restored gospel.
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Church leaders have also adjusted a policy: Prospective missionaries can submit their missionary recommendations up to 150 days prior to their availability date instead of 120 days.
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October 27, 2023 07:00 AM MDT
It might seem early, but now is the time to start gathering things for your missionary’s Christmas package to ensure that their gifts are mailed out in time and arrive before December 25.
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October 25, 2023 02:00 PM MDT
Experiencing worldly fame helped Brandon Pak realize how much sweeter the joy of the gospel is.
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October 25, 2023 11:58 AM MDT
A power outage at the MTC becomes a miraculous moment.
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October 23, 2023 03:57 PM MDT
Several Latter-day Saint leaders were asked about their hopes and dreams for the next generation of missionaries.
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October 19, 2023 07:39 AM MDT
While missionaries’ challenges are many, our support from home can make a big difference! Here are a few practical ways parents and friends can help.
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October 11, 2023 06:00 AM MDT
I’ve become a firm believer in a gentle power that carried me through anxiety as a missionary in ways I’d never dreamed possible: family history.
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Fun
September 05, 2023 05:12 PM MDT
For Dan, finding his old Mustang is ‘truly a blessing.’
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Changes to the missionary handbook address commonly asked questions clarify existing standards for missionaries, prospective missionaries, mission leaders, and families.
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August 03, 2023 11:17 AM MDT
Elders Tanner, Brandon, and Cole Ashworth all landed within twenty minutes of each other, flying home from the Arizona Tucson Mission, the Michigan Detroit Mission, and the Oregon Portland Mission.
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June 30, 2023 12:53 PM MDT
The Church’s new Serve a Mission landing page can help answer questions for prospective young, service, and senior missionaries.
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June 29, 2023 01:50 PM MDT
The number of missionaries representing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has increased over the past year. Here are the inspiring numbers behind the shift.
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June 28, 2023 06:07 PM MDT
President Nelson recently announced a second edition of Preach My Gospel, saying, “It contains some of the best instruction I have ever seen to help people accept the Lord’s invitation to come unto Him.”
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A tragic traffic accident in Brazil has claimed the life of a young missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Elder Isaac Heninger of Searsville, New Brunswick, Canada, suffered a traumatic head injury and passed away on May 8, 2023.
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Fun
May 08, 2023 11:04 AM MDT
How do people react to meeting missionaries on their doorstep? Watch this hilarious TikTok video to see one couple’s reaction.
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April 14, 2023 07:00 AM MDT
I have conducted well over a thousand interviews with new missionaries. One that I always ask is: “Why did you choose to serve?”
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Sister Chavez was from Cuilapa, Guatemala, and began her missionary service in August 2022.
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April 10, 2023 09:56 AM MDT
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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March 29, 2023 07:00 AM 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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March 13, 2023 12:18 PM MDT
Elder Jean Lendo Phuati has been serving in the Mbuji-Mayi Democratic Republic of the Congo Mission since August 2021.
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February 27, 2023 04:39 PM MST
When I reflect on how I found the gospel, I realize that my family’s experiences informed two important pieces of my testimony.
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February 27, 2023 10:41 AM MST
Elder Maxwell Fish, who is originally from San Antonio, Texas, was attacked on Friday morning, February 24.
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February 27, 2023 08:00 AM MST
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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February 17, 2023 02:14 PM MST
After supporting her husband through his career as a Major League Baseball player, Jenny Guthrie was called to serve with her husband as mission leaders of the Houston Texas South Mission.
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February 14, 2023 02:52 PM MST
Walker Lyons is one of the country’s top tight ends and has been heavily recruited by 35 different college football programs. But his immediate future does not include football.
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February 03, 2023 11:00 AM MST
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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February 01, 2023 07:00 AM MST
In 1951, Martha Ann and her husband, Abner, were called to serve an extraordinary mission, one that was never again duplicated.
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January 27, 2023 11:30 AM MST
Elder Kaleoaloha Niko’s presence in the California Arcadia Mission is an incredible inspiration to anyone who meets him.
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January 12, 2023 02:36 PM MST
For new missionaries training at the Brazil, England, Mexico, Peru, and Provo MTCs, the schedule for online, at-home training will be adjusted.
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January 09, 2023 05:23 PM MST
“While this move may not make sense financially or professionally, it is perfectly aligned with our family’s values,” Smith wrote.
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January 06, 2023 12:16 PM MST
All of the newly called leadership couples will begin their three-year service in July. Read about the couples who have been recently called and assigned:
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December 25, 2022 09:00 AM MST
We saw plenty of changes in 2022! A new “For the Strength of Youth” pamphlet, new Primary and Relief Society General Presidencies, and an entire African nation dedicated for missionary work to name a few!
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November 21, 2022 08:00 AM MST
After Batchimeg told Soyolmaa that they could serve a mission, they decided to put in their mission papers together around March or April 1995.
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November 16, 2022 11:32 AM MST
“It’s not unusual for missionaries to have a time on their mission when they second-guess why they came out and if they should stay.”
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Elder Daniel Amako is the first full-time missionary called from his country. He has been called to serve in the Congo Brazzaville Mission.
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October 24, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
Since the unprecedented age change requirement for missionaries in October 2012, what other significant changes have taken place? The full list might surprise you.
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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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