Sister Missionaries

June 15, 2021 04:54 PM MDT
When Brigham Young University student Gabrielle Shiozawa submitted her papers to serve a mission in June 2020, she didn’t know whether or not she should serve but wanted to show God that she was willing. However, due to health concerns, she wasn’t able to go.
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May 21, 2021 07:52 PM MDT
It was an exciting discovery for two sister missionaries and their fathers—and one they never could have anticipated.
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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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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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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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By  Emily Abel
May 11, 2020 06:27 PM MDT
“Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters. Call us and we’ll bring you close to God, although people sometimes think we’re odd.”
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March 10, 2020 06:14 PM MDT
More than 20,000 young women are currently serving full-time missions in countries around the world. Their purpose is to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ and serve others. However, the benefits that result from a mission are more than just increased religiosity.
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By  LDS Living
August 26, 2019 02:15 PM MDT
Sisters Vaofua Ka'ili and Kaylie Bacon came up with a creative way to share their love of the gospel of Jesus Christ—through rap. In a recent Facebook post, Sister Ka'ili wrote:
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August 20, 2019 02:04 PM MDT
Escarly Albujar had only five months left to finish her missionary service in La Paz, Bolivia, when doctors found a football-sized tumor in the middle of her lungs. Her life took a bigger turn for the worse when she heard the news that she would have to leave her mission to return immediately to her home country of Peru for treatment.
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April 29, 2019 12:42 PM MDT
Kendal Levine knows exactly what she's going to say to the man who nearly killed her almost five years ago.
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February 08, 2019 02:29 PM MST
At 99 years old, there aren’t a lot of things Nellie Leighton hasn’t seen or experienced.
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February 07, 2019 08:55 PM MST
McKenna Grover desperately wants to thank a good Samaritan from her past—if only she knew where to find him.
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December 21, 2018 01:29 PM MST
Recently, the Deseret News shared the reactions and insights of sister missionaries after the Church announced that sister missionaries now have the option to wear slacks, except when attending church or the temple.
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October 13, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
I was sitting on my couch, most likely half asleep, when I heard President Monson’s voice say, “I am pleased to announce that effective immediately all worthy and able young men who have graduated from high school or its equivalent, regardless of where they live, will have the option of being recommended for missionary service at the age of 18, instead of age 19.”
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September 10, 2018 02:50 PM MDT
Two sister missionaries serving in South Korea are inspiring thousands with a beautiful song they wrote about mental health and suicide.
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August 16, 2018 07:02 PM MDT
Kellys Fandiño's mother bought a book she would later discover was the Book of Mormon; the entire family fell in love with the gospel teachings it contained. After they were baptized, their dedication to the gospel only became stronger, especially when Kellys's younger sister decided to serve a mission.
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By  Yvonne Liu
July 19, 2018 01:07 PM MDT
It was a Saturday night on the crowded streets of Oldham, England. Inez Knight and her companion, Lucy Jane (Jennie) Brimhall, along with a group of elders, found a corner on the street and started singing hymns and offering a prayer. As the large crowd stopped and listened, a missionary, Brother McMurrin, announced that the “real live Mormon women” would be speaking the next day.
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By  LDS Living
July 16, 2018 04:19 PM MDT
Thanks to Mormon Life Hacker for making us aware of this video.
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June 08, 2018 01:00 PM MDT
"I think there are places that sister missionaries can get into that our elders can't. They have made a wonderful addition to the work," Elder Nielson said about the sister missionaries. "We're all so grateful to have them serving. They are amazing."
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April 09, 2018 12:08 PM MDT
Stake president of the Pleasant Grove Manila Stake, President Scott Livingston, posted on the stake's Facebook page asking "for your faith and prayers on behalf of Sister Jacie Robinson of the Manila 5th Ward."
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By  LDS Living
March 28, 2018 06:42 PM MDT
Sister Erin Roach, a missionary serving in Berlin, Germany, sang this stunning original song about Christ at a fireside. After the touching performance, one inspired listener, Mariella, approached Sister Roach about recording the song professionally so that its message could be shared with a broader audience, according to Mormon Light. Mariella invited Sister Roach to a studio, and they created the following music video:
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November 21, 2017 04:04 PM MST
Last week the Mormon world was set abuzz when Rainn Wilson, best known for his role as Dwight K. Schrute from The Office, posted a picture of sister missionaries on his Instagram, saying, "I was visited by some very nice Mormon missionary Sisters this morning."
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November 16, 2017 11:32 AM MST
Most people recognize Rainn Wilson from his long run as the character Dwight Schrute, assistant to the regional manager and then the coveted assistant regional manager, from The Office.
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May 27, 2017 08:53 AM MDT
Almost 20,000 young women are currently serving full-time proselyting missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Tens of thousands have come before, and many more will follow. Women contribute significantly to the work of preaching the gospel in all the world and they have for many years.
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May 04, 2017 02:08 PM MDT
After years of recovery and therapy, a former sister missionary has decided to push herself to achieve a new goal and hopes to still complete her mission.
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May 03, 2017 01:44 PM MDT
"As I look back on my mission, I can see the times when the Lord strengthened me, lifted and carried me. Each trial teaching me over and over again, it's not about me."
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April 22, 2017 02:59 PM MDT
Two young adult women share their experiences in deciding whether or not to serve a full-time mission.
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October 19, 2016 01:00 PM MDT
Fine craftsmanship and quality details make these bags stylish, but useful options for any missionary. Smartly designed, these bags are able to accommodate all the essentials.
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October 05, 2016 01:30 PM MDT
1. 11" Nesting Nativity| 2. 16" Christmas Tree | 3. Missionary Stocking | 4. Names of Christ Ornament Set | 5. 3" Marble Christus Statue | 6. Merry Christmas Banner
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By  LDS Living
September 24, 2016 09:58 AM MDT
Want a glimpse of sister missionary fashion throughout the decades? Watch this new LDS Living video as we explore classic sister missionary styles throughout the decades and celebrate the sacred work that could not have been done without these women of faith.
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July 26, 2016 12:59 PM MDT
Two sister missionaries in Southfield, Michigan, Sister Adams and Sister Rambert, were woken early Sunday morning when their carbon monoxide alarm went off. Deadly gas began filling their apartment, coming from a faulty water heater, according to Fox 2 News.
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July 07, 2016 03:40 PM MDT
Two missionaries serving in New Zealand recently had their main source of transportation, their bikes, stolen during an hour-long teaching appointment earlier this week.
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June 14, 2016 01:05 PM MDT
On most Monday mornings, Sister Jana Shumway from Lehi, Utah, and Sister Heather Munford of North Odgen, Utah, are out of their apartment in Albany, Oregon, before 10 a.m., spending their preparation day getting groceries and preparing for the next week.
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June 03, 2016 01:33 PM MDT
"God is the answer to everything so we cannot keep Him for ourselves because He is just too wonderful," Sister Fanny Clain shares as she prepares to begin her mission in the U.S. after being injured in the terrorist attacks in Belgium.
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By  LDS Living
June 01, 2016 06:57 PM MDT
After a day of prayers and searching, "we are grateful to confirm that Sister Heeji Nada Kang has been found, and is safe and unharmed," reported Church spokesman Eric Hawkins on the afternoon of June 1, 2016. "We express our sincere thanks to all those who helped locate her."
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May 31, 2016 06:22 PM MDT
6/1/2016 update: Sister Kang has been located. Click here for more details.
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May 20, 2016 06:45 PM MDT
Just after the Church updated their dress and grooming guidelines for missionaries, allowing them to wear conservative sunglasses and wide-brimmedhats to protect against the sun, they made another change: sister missionaries in some areas are now allowed to wear dress slacks.
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April 05, 2016 06:51 PM MDT
Suddenly, Sister Fanny Clain was all by herself.
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April 01, 2016 01:54 PM MDT
Though the initial surge of missionaries after the age change has subsided, the Church thinks those numbers will gradually increase again. With 75,000 serving in 400 missions, there are exciting things ahead for the Church's missionary program.
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March 25, 2016 12:54 PM MDT
The young French sister missionary on her way to the United States Tuesday morning was at the checkout desk at the Brussels airport when the first of two bombs exploded nearby, she told European news outlets Thursday.
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March 19, 2016 01:45 PM MDT
Read this incredible story of how the Lord prepared one missionary to face a woman hostile to the Church and its leaders.
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March 15, 2016 06:04 PM MDT
Stylist Todd Rhein has been cutting the hair of a Mormon family here in Cincinnati for more than 20 years. “He cuts my wife Tanya’s hair. He cuts all of my sister-in-law’s hair. He cuts my daughters’ hair. He cuts grandma’s hair. He’s even cut my hair a few times,” says Geoff Thatcher.
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February 10, 2016 02:20 PM MST
Sadie Wells, a 20-year-old sister missionary serving in Pennsylvania, was killed when a school bus carrying 32 students crashed into her car, where she was riding in the passenger seat. The bus driver, 68-year-old Edmund Clapper, failed to stop at a stop sign, slamming into the side of a car carrying four sister missionaries. The force of the crash carried both vehicles into a field just past the intersection.
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February 02, 2016 08:11 PM MST
Jazmyn Jeppson, a former missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who returned in December from serving in Texas, was killed when a carjacker attempting to flee the police slammed into her car.
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February 02, 2016 04:58 PM MST
What are some of the harmful myths we unconsciously spread in the Church about sisters and serving a mission? Here are three for starters: 1) marriage is more important than a mission, 2) sisters aren't as essential or effective as elders, and 3) because sisters don't hold the priesthood, they don't have power. Read on to find out why these are completely untrue.
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By  Maddy Low
November 18, 2015 02:30 PM MST
MR says: The decision of whether or not to serve a mission is extremely personal. And sometimes the answers we receive to our prayers aren't what we expected or wanted. But we all have a desire to follow the Lord's will, whatever that may be.
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October 19, 2015 05:29 PM MDT
MR says: Looking for fun, fashionable, and modest fall clothes? Whether you are a sister missionary or not, there's a great new resource that all LDS women will love.
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August 08, 2015 08:54 AM MDT
After what seemed to be the longest day ever, I found myself on my knees, head in hands, collapsed on the bedroom floor. I was so overwhelmed with work, school, family and church responsibilities that I felt almost numb. It had been six months since I had returned from a mission and the weight of adjusting home still felt heavy.
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October 23, 2012 02:09 PM MDT
During the last two weeks, nearly five times the typical number of young Latter-day Saints have begun the application process to serve as full-time missionaries. The leap was precipitated by an announcement earlier this month that reduced the minimum age for missionary service.
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