Missionaries

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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May 12, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
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!
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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 17, 2021 08:47 PM MST
This excerpt originally ran on LDS Living in January 2020.
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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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January 08, 2021 01:28 PM MST
The First Presidency has called 105 new mission presidents and companions who will begin their service in July 2021. The list includes one new mission—the Mozambique Beira Mission.
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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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By  LDS Living
October 26, 2020 12:00 PM 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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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
John and Michelle Wright Amos are both converts to the Church. Michelle was raised Baptist but was one of 13 members of her family baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on January 21, 1979, according to the New Orleans Advocate. She would later introduce her classmate, John Amos, to the Church by asking him to attend an activity with her. John had been raised Catholic but was interested in learning more. He spent his senior year at Southern University learning about the Church and by the end of that year felt he had received a witness of the truthfulness of the gospel. He and Michelle were married in 1990.
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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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By  Emily Abel
June 05, 2020 05:02 PM MDT
While a virtual MTC may not be the setting missionaries imagined when opening their calls, for some this temporary shift is producing miracles at home.
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Fun
June 03, 2020 12:21 PM MDT
With the help of technology, flour, and a whiteboard, three elders in the California San Diego Mission shared a simple but powerful message: “Jesus loves you.”
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May 28, 2020 04:30 PM MDT
When the list of new mission presidents and companions was released by Church News in January 2020, two of the 130 names may have been more easily recognized: Elder Peter M. Johnson, called to the England Manchester Mission with his wife, Stephanie, and Elder Ricardo P. Giménez, called to the California San Diego Mission with his wife, Catherine.
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May 17, 2020 12:34 PM MDT
A missionary serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has passed away in Georgia. The following statement is from Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff:
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May 12, 2020 02:45 PM MDT
On May 7, 2019, Josh Jones was shot twice in English class as he attempted to disarm a classmate threatening to open fire.
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May 08, 2020 12:47 PM MDT
The following statement has been issued by Daniel Woodruff, spokesperson for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:
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April 30, 2020 04:26 PM MDT
The following statement from spokesman Daniel Woodruff about missionary service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was shared today with journalists:
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April 23, 2020 12:27 PM MDT
At one point over the last several weeks, the spread of coronavirus caused 30,000 of the 67,000 missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to return to their home nations, according to Church News.
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April 19, 2020 08:21 PM MDT
A senior missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has passed away. The following statement is from Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff:
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April 15, 2020 04:01 PM MDT
Tornadoes and violent storms swept across the US Southeast Easter Sunday, causing widespread damage into Monday.
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April 02, 2020 04:10 PM MDT
With the doors to the Church’s 10 worldwide missionary training centers currently closed, missionaries around the world are preparing to enter the mission field virtually. But what does this look like?
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March 31, 2020 09:30 PM MDT
The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent the following letter on March 31, 2020, to all Latter-day Saints. See the latest updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Saints worldwide.
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March 30, 2020 08:47 PM MDT
In order to connect with others during quarantine, many people are sharing their musical talents with each other through social media—missionaries included!
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A young missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has passed away. Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff released the following statement Saturday, March 28, 2020:
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March 27, 2020 06:03 PM MDT
Missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are serving during an unprecedented time.
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March 23, 2020 08:40 PM MDT
After around 1,600 missionaries returned home to the Salt Lake International Airport on Sunday from the Philippines, the Salt Lake Airport has issued new guidelines for picking up missionaries.
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March 23, 2020 08:20 PM MDT
Editor's note: Additional updates regarding which missionaries will return to their native countries were announced Monday evening at 10 p.m. MDT. Read more here.
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March 23, 2020 12:15 PM MDT
On Friday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Missionary Training Centers worldwide would stop receiving new missionaries. But what does that mean for missionaries currently in the MTC?
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March 22, 2020 10:52 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the following statement regarding self-isolation guidelines for missionaries and their families:
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March 20, 2020 08:30 PM MDT
The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles announced significant updates to missionaries in a letter released Friday, March 20, 2020. Temporary adjustments quoted from the letter include:
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March 18, 2020 08:47 PM MDT
Editor's note: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has updated its press release with information regarding missionaries in Africa, two missions in the Europe East Area, and the Micronesia Guam Mission.
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March 17, 2020 04:22 PM MDT
Editor's note: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has updated its press release from yesterday with additional information regarding missionaries in the Philippines and in the North America Northeast Area.
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March 16, 2020 01:00 PM MDT
Sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ remains a sacred priority for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, even in the current circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to monitor the spread of this condition and its impact on missionaries worldwide. We take very seriously the health and safety of our missionaries and of those they teach. We are adapting to constantly changing conditions.
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March 14, 2020 09:50 PM MDT
A missionary serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has passed away. The following statement was issued on March 14, 2020, by Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff:
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March 13, 2020 01:26 PM MDT
A missionary serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has passed away. The following statement was issued on March 12, 2020, by Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff:
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By  LDS Living
March 09, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
No time is too early to start preparing for a mission. Whether you have your call or are still a few years out, get a better idea of what a mission entails and how to become a successful missionary with these uplifting and insightful books.
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February 21, 2020 07:44 PM MST
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February 13, 2020 08:38 PM MST
Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff released an update today, February 13, 2020, about Latter-day Saint missionaries in Liberia:
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February 05, 2020 03:34 PM MST
Missionaries and staff have been reported safe after a man with a knife entered the Brazil Missionary Training Center in São Paulo on Wednesday morning.
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January 30, 2020 01:48 PM MST
Due to media inquiries regarding the coronavirus, the following statementhas been issued by Daniel Woodruff, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:
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January 16, 2020 11:00 AM MST
As a new year begins, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have started to make their first remarks of the new decade, speaking at the Missionary Training Center and at schools of the Church Educational System on January 14. Here are a few summaries of recent devotionals.
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January 16, 2020 11:00 AM MST
“How can I be a better person?” “How can I feel closer to God?” “How do I strengthen my family?”
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January 06, 2020 07:56 PM MST
Marie Osmond is not only known worldwide for her musical talent but is also known for her faith as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints. Osmond shares a special “Sunday Message” every week on her Facebook page that shares a portion of her beliefs.
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December 29, 2019 10:24 PM MST
This past year has been full of both miracles and heartbreak for Latter-day Saints. And yet through the ups and downs, Church members have held resiliently to their faith and found support in their Savior, Jesus Christ. Here are the top 10 stories about Church members LDS Living has published in 2019. Take a moment to look through some of them and find yourself inspired and motivated to have a little more faith in 2020.
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Fun
December 18, 2019 10:05 PM MST
While missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are serving in South Carolina, they are also experiencing a piece of American history.
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November 26, 2019 08:51 PM MST
“How would you summarize your three-year mission assignment in just one word?”
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November 21, 2019 02:22 PM MST
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the creation of eight new missions. With these additions, beginning July 1, 2020, there will be 407 missions worldwide.
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By  LDS Living
November 15, 2019 07:53 PM MST
Sixty-three missionaries from the Bolivia Cochabamba Mission are evacuating due to civil unrest following a presidential election.
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