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Prospective Missionaries Will Now Receive Their Calls Online

Prospective Missionaries Will Now Receive Their Calls Online

Young men, young women and senior couples preparing to serve as full-time missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are getting a quicker, more convenient way to open their mission calls. The Church is rolling out a new initiative in which missionary candidates receive their assignments online instead of in the mail. This process has been tested …

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5 Personal Thoughts on LDS Mission Policies

5 Policy Changes to Improve LDS Missions

There is no doubt about it: missions are different for everyone. So many variables are involved, from the missionary to the mission president to the area to the companion and beyond. To try and create a standardized set of guidelines to help all missionaries in all situations is a fairly impossible task. I have so much respect for those who serve …

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Seashells, Trash, And The Book Of Mormon Teachings On Karma

Seashells, Trash, And The Book Of Mormon Teachings On Karma

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Instant Karma’s going to get you?” It speaks to the idea that whatever you do will come back to you. Michele Doman, who is serving with her husband in the Tuxtla Gutierrez Mission in Mexico, has come to understand this principle in an amazing way. The Doman’s just completed one year of service in Mexico, and it was …

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5 Simple Ways for LDS Missionaries to Effectively Use Facebook

5 Simple Ways for LDS Missionaries to Effectively Use Facebook

I have had dozens of missionaries ask me for advice on how they can use Facebook effectively. I’ve even had members of Mission Presidencies ask me about tips for harnessing the power of social media for missionary work.  When Elder S. Gifford Nielsen came to my mission he charged us to become “franchise owners” in our areas. He explained that means …

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Major Changes to Preach My Gospel’s Key Indicators Announced

Major Changes to Preach My Gospel's Key Indicators Announced

Since 2004, Preach My Gospel: A Guide to Missionary Work has been the standard curriculum for Latter-day Saints looking to share their faith with others. Primarily used by set-apart LDS missionaries and mission presidents, Preach My Gospel has experienced few revisions over the years. Today, the First Presidency announced changes had been made to reflect “recent direction from Church leaders…and changes to …

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158 Remaining LDS Missionaries Transferred Out of Nicaragua

158 Remaining LDS Missionaries Transferred Out of Nicaragua

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement about the transfer of all of its missionaries out of Nicaragua: In light of continued violence and deteriorating conditions in Nicaragua, the Church has decided to transfer the remaining 158 missionaries out of that country. Those missionaries are being moved to temporary assignments in North America, South America, the Caribbean …

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Church Removes Over Half of Missionaries in Nicaragua Due to Growing Unrest

Church Removes Over Half of Missionaries in Nicaragua Due to Growing Unrest

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the following statement about the transfer of 169 missionaries out of 327 serving in Nicaragua: Due to growing political instability in Nicaragua, the Church is in the process of transferring 169 missionaries out of that country. This includes 37 missionaries from the Nicaragua Managua North Mission, all of whom were …

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LDS Church Removes All Volunteers from Turkey

LDS Church Removes All Volunteers from Turkey

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement today about volunteers in Turkey: Due to a prolonged period of heightened political tensions in Turkey, all of our volunteers serving in that country have been temporarily reassigned. This includes 20 young men, 4 young women and 5 senior couples. They will be temporarily reassigned to other regions in …

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Check Out This FREE Missionary & Family Photos Event

Are you dropping off your missionary at the Provo Missionary Training Center on April 25? Do you have a missionary about to leave? If so, you will want to hear about this awesome giveback event hosted by LDS Bookstore. The company is bringing their in-house photographer to the Provo Utah Temple grounds and will take 1-3 free headshots and family …

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New Website Launched to Recruit Senior Mormon Missionaries

New Website Launched to Recruit Senior Mormon Missionaries

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has launched a new website designed to recruit senior missionaries and help them find opportunities to serve. Seniormissionary.lds.org aims to better connect potential senior missionaries with volunteer opportunities that best suit their lifestyles and preferences. This is also part of an effort by the Church to better utilize …

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