Missionary Work

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 07, 2022 06:00 AM MDT
“Faithful Saints flew in from Puerto Rico and bussed in from Haiti. My husband and I watched in awe as people patiently waited outside because there wasn’t enough room inside to accommodate everyone.”
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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 10, 2022 03:39 PM MDT
A distraught teenager sought to leave his troubles behind and find relief in the US. He would not only find peace in the gospel but also help introduce it to South Dakota.
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By  Emily Abel
August 05, 2022 06:07 AM MDT
Jonathan Monteon’s natural pull to God had waned a bit over recent years, but now something inside was tugging him back.
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“This app is miraculous. It allows us to be better instruments in sharing God’s word with His people, wherever they are, in whatever language they speak.”
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July 22, 2022 02:02 PM MDT
Instead of approaching missionary work by telling others that they need the Church, we can let them know that “the Church needs you.”
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July 19, 2022 02:29 PM MDT
The Church recently announced an invitation for congregations throughout the world to study and discuss the same topic on Sunday, July 31.
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July 16, 2022 09:00 AM MDT
In 2013, Carlos Martins, a Brazilian Latter-day Saint, sold his English-learning school chain for $720 million. But before that, he had a radical and powerful idea for sharing the gospel with the students they were teaching.
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Hundreds of Mozambiquans are joyfully entering the waters of baptism as COVID restrictions ease.
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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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May 26, 2022 02:22 PM MDT
The Church couldn’t get past all the government red tape—until a well-connected local woman had a remarkably specific dream.
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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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Fun
May 19, 2022 12:18 PM MDT
#ConventLife is hitting the mainstream with nuns’ innovative online videos.
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By  Emily Abel
May 17, 2022 09:47 AM MDT
Hamilton, Missouri, was once in serious financial trouble. But in a matter of a few years, Jenny Doan and her family transformed the sleepy town into a magical destination. How did the Doans do it? By the power of faith—and quilts.
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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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March 16, 2022 11:47 AM MDT
On an island divided by political and religious borders, about 8,000 plucky Irish Latter-day Saints have discovered a way to find unity through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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By  Emily Abel
February 28, 2022 01:19 PM MST
Only 23 Church members live in The Gambia, 11 of whom were baptized within the past week. Elder Christofferson testified that God is anxious to bless the whole country.
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February 15, 2022 03:58 PM MST
Elder Andersen shares the decades-long journey of one covenant-keeping family in France.
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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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January 31, 2022 11:31 AM MST
The meeting will focus on baptism, the Holy Ghost, and the sacrament, and will be available in 12 different languages.
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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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The new mission will be created from three existing missions and open in July 2022.
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November 26, 2021 01:12 PM MST
In an episode of “All In”, Brett and Kate give their perspective about what happens when we truly fall in love with the gospel.
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By  Emily Abel
November 23, 2021 12:58 PM MST
An unremarkable photo of a small apartment wall on the other side of the country was the spiritual reminder I needed.
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Fun
By  Emily Abel
November 17, 2021 04:09 PM MST
Missionaries are getting impressively high tech these days. These videos from a mission in New York could easily pass as pro.
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October 29, 2021 09:15 AM MDT
The opportunities for senior missionaries are vast, and more missionaries are needed. Still, there are a lot of misconceptions about this important volunteer work.
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By  Emily Abel
October 27, 2021 12:50 PM MDT
President M. Russell Ballard, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, and Elder Quentin L. Cook have all returned to what could be called their old “stomping grounds”—the British Isles.
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October 06, 2021 11:55 AM MDT
Even when he and his companion crashed their tandem bike and a howling dog interrupted their sermon, nothing could stop Elder Ballard from the Lord’s work.
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August 30, 2021 04:07 PM MDT
When one woman’s mission ended sooner than she wanted, she felt her ancestors’ support in taking her next steps.
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April 28, 2021 05:42 PM MDT
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are pretty familiar with the Gospel Library app, which unlocks the potential to explore a multitude of content from the Church.
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March 24, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
Ryan Blubaugh’s conversion story is filled with seeds being planted throughout his life, including by a friend in high school—a friend he would reach out to on Facebook after 29 years.
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March 01, 2021 01:00 PM MST
The COVID-19 pandemic has practically turned the world upside down, including the world of missionary work.
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February 09, 2021 01:00 PM MST
This performance of the hula by sister missionaries is sure to uplift you and help you feel the Spirit.
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November 12, 2020 11:20 AM MST
Editor's note: “Scenes from Saints” is a series of articles highlighting interesting facts from the second volume of Saints. This is the second in the series. You can find part one, which shares facts about the building of the St. George, Logan, and Salt Lake temples, here. Articles will be posted weekly during November and December 2020. You can purchase both volumes ofSaintsthrough Deseret Bookor read and listen to the volumes on the Gospel Library app under the “Restoration and Church History” section.
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November 06, 2020 09:47 PM MST
“Throwing away a copy of the Book of Mormon seems like throwing away someone’s opportunity to grow closer to Jesus Christ, and I could not let that happen,” Sister Tuck said in an email interview with LDS Living. This is what led Sisters Kellie Tuck and Autumn Dickey, who are currently serving in the England Leeds Mission, to spend three days transforming a waterlogged copy of the Book of Mormon into a mosaic of Christ.
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October 26, 2020 09:30 PM MDT
Chris and Katy Bush had already visited many different churches and were ready to give up their search for a religion that felt right. But in a new video from the Church, the Bush family shared how they learned about the restored gospel through remote means. Just about a week or two after crying out to God, Kenneth “KB” Boggs, a childhood friend of Chris’s, decided to reach out after many years. During their conversation, Boggs told Chris that he is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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September 16, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Given the temporary restrictions on missionary work due to COVID-19, missionaries have sought out creative and innovative ways to share the gospel. Elder Timothy Ritchel is doing just that, taking a love for drawing to a new level by creating stunning portraits of Church leaders and other gospel-related drawings on chalkboards in Church meetinghouses.
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Fun
August 18, 2020 09:30 PM MDT
Elder Isaac Johnson and Elder Trey Stewart both wear a black missionary name tag. Before their missions, they both sported American Fork High School basketball jerseys. After their two years of missionary service end, they’ll both don college basketball jerseys for University of Oregon and Brigham Young University respectively.
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July 06, 2020 08:08 PM MDT
Two Latter-day Saint couples in the Philippines played an integral role in the Church since it was first established in their country nearly 60 years ago.
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July 01, 2020 02:30 PM MDT
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may have times in their lives when they receive a calling and question whether they are capable of fulfilling the assignment from the Lord.
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June 30, 2020 07:30 PM MDT
Elder Quentin L. Cook’s introduction to missionary work started when he was just a boy. At the age of 7, his mom gave him a copy of the history of his great-great-grandfather, Elder Heber C. Kimball.
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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 15, 2020 06:04 PM MDT
The pandemic has brought unprecedented changes to missionary work, according to Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and some of those changes will teach us lessons for the future. In a video published Sunday, June 14, Elder Uchtdorf shared how missionaries have embraced technology and social media during the pandemic.
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