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Atlanta Car Crash Leaves One Missionary Dead, Another Injured

Atlanta Car Crash Leaves One Missionary Dead, Another Injured

A missionary of the LDS Church died and another was seriously injured following an automobile accident with a semi truck Friday in Atlanta, church officials confirmed. Sister Natalie Ann Barnard, 20, from Snoqualmie, Washington, died Friday as a result of her injuries sustained in a car accident, according to church spokesman Eric Hawkins. Sister Barnard’s companion, Sister Rachel Beckstrom, 19, …

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Elder Oaks Shares Photos of Missionary Assignment Meeting

Elder Oaks Shares Photos of Missionary Assignment Room

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quoroum of the Twelve Apostles shared two photos today while he assigned missionaries to their missions. He shared this caption: I recently assigned missionaries, a sacred responsibility for which we always come fasting. I assigned 240, my share of the 1,047 (which includes young missionaries, senior couples, and senior sisters) whose papers were ready …

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7 Soon-to-Be Missionaries Shock Their Families With Mission Calls

7 Soon-to-Be Missionaries Shock Their Families With Mission Calls

Receiving and opening a mission call is a special moment for any LDS missionary. From having friends place their guesses on a map to carefully covering the letter with the packet of information, this singular moment is steeped in fun traditions and begins an unforgettable journey. But these seven soon-to-be missionaries had something completely different in mind and decided not …

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New Music Video Has a Message for Early Returning Missionaries

New Music Video Has a Message for Early Returning Missionaries

Ashley Sargeant is on a mission “to create a network of support for both early-returning missionaries and those struggling to overcome mental health challenges.” Her first project is this equal parts fun, equal parts empowering lip-sync music video where she and other early-returned missionaries share thoughts written on white cards as the song “Brave” by Sara Bareilles plays. The messages …

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Sister Missionaries in Chile Assaulted, Receiving Medical Attention

Sister Missionaries in Chile Assaulted, Receiving Medical Attention

Two sister missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Chile Concepcion South Mission were assaulted Thursday morning in Temuco, Chile. LDS.net affiliate LosMormones.org reports that two men barged into the home where four sister missionaries live, threatening the young women with a BB gun, acting as though it was real. Prior to leaving the home …

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What It’s Like To Be An Early-Returned Missionary

What It's Like To Be An Early-Returned Missionary

 The following is a letter from my good friend Kristan Whitney. Kristan was called to serve in the Marshall Islands mission and was given an honorable medical release before her expected eighteen months were up. I asked her to share her thoughts about her experience and what she would like others to know about life as an early-returned missionary. Here …

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“If The Apostles Fell Asleep, So Can I!”

Sleep On Now and Take Your Rest

My composure had broken. After twelve hours of standing in a terminal, sleeping on a cot, and wanting to cry, I decided to sit on the floor. I’d been avoiding it. Somehow, refusing to sit on the floor had become one last way to hold onto my role as a missionary. But now, with exhaustion setting in, and feeling helpless …

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LDS Missionaries Held Captive in New Mexico Speak Out

LDS Missionaries Held Captive in New Mexico

Two Albuquerque Mormon missionaries were held captive by someone they were trying to witness to last week. Now the two are speaking out about the situation, which may have turned dangerous if they hadn’t escaped. Elder Zuniga Delgado and Elder Michael Whitaker were witnessing in their apartment complex off of Montgomery Boulevard NE last Tuesday. They met a man at …

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Submit a Missionary Name Tag to Temple Square and Make History

Submit a Missionary Tag to Temple Square and Make HIistory

A new exhibit all about LDS missionaries is being created at Temple Square and you have the chance to be a part of history. Curators of the upcoming, permanent exhibit are asking for 1,200 missionary name tags to put on display. Anyone who served a full-time mission is invited to donate one of their missionary name tags. Name tags will …

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Former Mission President & Rugby Coach Larry Gelwix Shares “Missionary Questions of the Soul”

Larry Gelwix - California Fresno Mission

My wife, Cathy, and I returned this past summer after serving for three years in the California Fresno Mission.  It was a life changing experience.  As a mission president I was asked many questions by the missionaries.  There were three questions, however, that were the most frequently asked, with the first question being by far the most common. Question #1: …

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