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Car Accident Takes the Life of a Young Missionary in Arkansas

Car Accident Takes the Life of a Young Missionary in Arkansas

Elder Jake Smith of Lehi, Utah, died Thursday, January 7, 2021, in a car accident near Rosebud, Arkansas. Sam Penrod, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released the following statement on the passing of Elder Smith: Four young missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were involved in an automobile accident Thursday evening …

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Latter-day Saint Missionary in Nigeria Passes Away

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A young missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint has passed away, as reported by Church spokesman Sam Penrod. He provided the following statement: We are saddened to share news that a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints passed away Friday morning, January 1, 2021, while serving in the Nigeria Lagos Mission. Elder …

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Our Favorite Christmas Gifts for LDS Missionaries

Our Favorite Christmas Gifts for LDS Missionaries

Missionaries have faced a hard year. Support them in their work and bring a smile to their faces this Christmas season with one of these inspiring gifts. Whether you want to prepare a missionary, serve someone already serving, or celebrate a missionary returning home, there is something for everyone. A personalized mission ornament makes a lasting keepsake. Available in both …

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Church Resumes Missionary Assignments Outside Countries of Origin

Church Resumes Missionary Assignments Outside Countries of Origin

Daniel Woodruff, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released the following statement Wednesday about sending missionaries to assignments outside their home countries: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many missionaries have accepted reassignments to serve in their home countries due to challenges posed by the coronavirus. We are grateful for their faith and optimism in these …

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Sister Missionary Dies in Switzerland Hiking Accident

Sister Missionary Dies in Switzerland Hiking Accident

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, a young sister missionary passed away in Switzerland. Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff released the following statement: We are deeply saddened to share news of the passing of a young missionary serving in Switzerland. Sister Annabelle Nielsen, age 20, of Highland, Utah, passed away Tuesday following a hiking accident. She and five other missionaries were hiking …

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Sister Missionary Stabbed By Intruder Shares Miracles & Recovery

Sister Missionary Stabbed By Intruder Shares Miracles & Recovery

On August 16, 2020, two sister missionaries serving in Houston, Texas were stabbed by an intruder. Now, Sister Lauren Willardson is sharing her story of that night and the miracles she’s witnessed since. Sister Willardson recounted that a man broke into the apartment she and her companion shared as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He …

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Sister Missionaries Stabbed, Neighbor Charged in Crime

Sister Missionaries Stabbed, Neighbor Charged in Crime

Around 4 a.m. on Sunday, two sister missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in Houston, Texas, were attacked inside their apartment, according to local reports. Both unidentified sisters were stabbed as they were sleeping and were quickly transported to a local hospital. They are expected to make a full recovery. Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff released …

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Some Missionaries Returning to Foreign Assignments, Church Announces

New Ghana Missionary Training Center Completed

In an update released on the Church Newsroom, Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff announced a small number of missionaries have been able to return or go to their original assignments in Europe and Asia. His full statement from August 7, 2020, reads: Over the last several weeks, the Church has been able to send a small number of missionaries to their …

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Shots Fired at Provo MTC, No Injuries Reported

Shots Fired at Provo MTC, No Injuries Reported

In the early hours of Monday morning, an unidentified driver of a white SUV shot multiple rounds into the main security booth at the entrance of the Provo Missionary Training Center. The shooting took place at 2:28 a.m. and it is unclear if any guards were in the booth at that time. Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said no injuries have …

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Check Out This 2 Mission Plaque for Missionaries Affected By COVID-19

For thousands of missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the course of their service. Many have been reassigned from one part of the world to another. To help honor these missionaries, LDSBookstore.com has created a special mission plaque that allows you to feature two missions on a single plaque. You …

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