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10 Surprise Missionary Homecoming Videos to Reduce You to Tears

10 Surprise Missionary Homecoming Videos to Reduce You to Tears

You’ve seen the missionaries who shocked their families with surprise mission calls. Now see these 10 special surprises missionary homecomings.   Elder Petersen came home earlier than his mom had expected to surprise her for her birthday.     Her twin sons were out serving at the same time…but their release dates weren’t the same. But what happens when two …

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How to Handle Mormon Missionaries via Huffington Post

How to Handle Mormon Missionaries via Huffington Post

Mette Ivie Harrison shared some thoughts to the largely non-member audience of the Huffington Post about LDS missionaries. Having a daughter who recently returned from a mission in Texas, Harrison discussed some little-known facts about missionaries, how to treat missionaries with respect, and what to do when a missionary approaches you. Here are just a few of her examples: 1. Don’t …

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LDS Mission President in Mexico Shot During Robbery

LDS Mission President in Mexico Shot During Robbery

An Orem man serving as an LDS mission president in Mexico is recovering after he was shot in the legs Monday during an armed robbery at a Subway restaurant in the city of Juchitan de Zaragoza. President Lynn Richard Madsen, 55, leader of the Mexico Oaxaca Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is under medical care, …

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Returned Missionary With Same-Sex Attraction Shares Advice

Returned Missionary With Same-Sex Attraction Shares Counsel, Advice

Prepare to Serve is a website dedicated to creating and providing resources for future LDS missionaries. With over 7,000 videos about missionary work, preparing to serve, and specific missions, the site is a valuable resource to any young elder or sister. This week, Prepare to Serve uploaded a powerful new video from a returned missionary who has same-sex attraction; in …

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Why So Many Couples Are Meeting On Their Missions

Why So Many Couples Are Meeting On Their Missions

Thirty days after returning home from her mission in Berlin, Germany, Katelyn Duncan was engaged. In LDS culture, being engaged that quickly is not uncommon. But what makes Katelyn’s story unusual is that she is engaged to her former district leader who she met on her mission in Berlin. It’s been two years since the historic announcement lowering the age …

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New Resource for Returning Missionaries Announced

New Resource for Returning Missionaries Announced

Set to be released in August 2015, My Plan is a new program for missionaries to use while on their missions. It is designed help them understand how their service can benefit their lives once their mission is over. According to the official announcement, made in the July 2015 Ensign and now available on LDS.org, My Plan is an “online …

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How It’s Made: LDS Missionary Tags

How It's Made: LDS Missionary Tags

Here is a great video from the England Missionary Training Centre! It shows the iconic LDS missionary nametag being engraved with the name of a sister missionary. According to their Facebook post, the England MTC produces almost 4,000 missionary tags on site every year, with approximately 800 missionaries yearly receiving their training there. Aleah IngramAleah is a graduate of Southern …

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Hot Climate Missions are Throwing Out the Suit Coats

Hot Climate Missions are Throwing Out the Suit Coats

In a short statement on their blog, the Mormon Newsroom staff said certain missions in hot climates will no longer require missionaries, especially elders, to wear or even bring suit coats. The statement said: “To reduce the financial burden on missionaries and their families, elders who are called to serve in missions identified by the Church as having hot climates …

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Bat Infestation Forces 600 Sister Missionaries Out of MTC

Bat Infestation Forces 600 Sister Missionaries Out of MTC

Young Mormons encounter many challenges at Provo’s Missionary Training Center: being away from home, having a stranger suddenly become a 24-7 companion, perhaps learning a new language. But a bat? Well, one of the creepy web-winged mammals recently awakened a “sister missionary,” and now she and her roommates are undergoing “appropriate preventative treatment for rabies,” LDS Church spokesman Eric Hawkins …

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When a Sister Missionary Was Hit by a Car

When a Sister Missionary Was Hit by a Car

The ultimate test that the Lord puts on a parent’s shoulder is that of sacrificing their child. For David and Melody Levine, their only daughter Kendal’s decision to serve a mission was something they were all excited about. However, Kendal’s mission would go far beyond a typical 18-month mission, it would change her life permanently when she was struck by …

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