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Church Releases New Missionary Handbook

Church Releases New Missionary Handbook

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a new, updated handbook of instructions for missionaries serving around the world. The handbook, “Missionary Standards for Disciples of Jesus Christ,” replaces the previous handbook that was last updated in 2010. Missionaries refer to the handbook regularly for guidance on dealing with a variety of situations and to help them …

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Church Transferring 63 Missionaries from Bolivia

Daniel Woodruff, a spokesman with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released this statement today to media about Latter-day Saint missionaries in Bolivia: The Church is in the process of transferring 63 missionaries from the Bolivia Cochabamba Mission. This is due to growing political unrest as well as the U.S. government’s recent decision to pull non-emergency workers from …

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Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Missionaries

Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Missionaries

With the Christmas season in full swing, many of us are working through our lists of loved ones to send a little bit of Christmas cheer to. Sometimes it can be especially difficult to know what gifts are great for missionaries to help them stay focused on the work, but feel the love of those that care for them deeply …

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Missionary Passes Away in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Missionary Passes Away in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the following statement from spokesman Daniel Woodruff on the passing of a missionary in Central Africa: We are saddened to share news of the passing of a young missionary. Elder Hermann Keredjim Mwanken, age 21, passed away Monday after a brief illness. He had been serving in the Democratic Republic of the …

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Tongan Youth Gives Clothes Off Back in Inspiring Story of Service

Tongan Youth Gives Clothes Off Back in Inspiring Story of Service

A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tonga shared this heart-warming story of a young man helping a friend by giving up his clothes. As a group of youth waited for a bus to take them to a stake missionary preparation class, Kaponika “Pau” Otuafi took a risk by leaving the bus stop. He wanted …

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Mission President Dies of Stroke in Philippines

Mission President Dies of Stroke in Philippines

President Bradley Wayne Kirk, a recently called mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, passed away early Wednesday morning. The Church released the following statement, sharing their condolences to the Kirk family and the people President Kirk served with. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Bradley Wayne Kirk, president of the …

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Sister Missionaries Sing Sweet Plan of Salvation Song

Sister Missionaries Sing Sweet Plan of Salvation Song

Sister Baroldy and Sister King, two missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, created a sweet song about the Plan of Salvation to share with others. They wrote the lyrics and set it to the tune of the animated musical short “Lava” from Pixar.   The Plan of Salvation is the phrase often used by Latter-day Saints …

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These Latter-day Saint Missionaries Share the Gospel in Original Rap

These Latter-day Saint Missionaries Share the Gospel in Original Rap

Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been encouraged in the last few years to use social media and their own unique talents to share the gospel online. These unexpected videos and posts have helped reach a wider audience and are sometimes just fun to watch. This heart-warming and original video from Elders Belknap, Smith, and …

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6 Latter-day Saint Missionaries Held at Gunpoint in Utah

6 Latter-day Saint Missionaries Held at Gunpoint in Utah

According to a news report from local Utah news station KSL, six Latter-day Saint missionaries experienced a harrowing situation Thursday night when a man they were teaching pointed a gun at them and refused to let them leave. The incident occurred in West Valley City, Utah, at approximately 8:30 p.m. The missionaries, who have not been identified, visited 45-year-old Paul …

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Video Surfaces of LDS Volunteers Being Detained in Russia

Video Surfaces of LDS Volunteers Being Detained in Russia

A video from Ruptly, a news agency funded by the Russian government, has surfaced showing the detainment of two volunteers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in Novorossiysk, Russia. According to the reports, David Gaaga and Kole Brodowski were reportedly teaching English without a license. In 2016, Russia passed new legislation, placing tighter restrictions on proselyting …

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