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Mormon Missionary Work

The LDS Church has no paid ministry. The majority of missionaries in the LDS Church are young men between the ages of nineteen and twenty-one who serve on a voluntary basis for approximately two years.


Why Every Member a Missionary?
Elder Richard G. Scott explains the strong emphasis the Church places on missionary work.

As for Me and My House, We Will Serve the Lord
Elder H. Bryan Richards discusses the importance of every young man in the Church serving a full-time mission.

Missionary Service
Elder Earl C. Tingey discusses the importance of missionary work.

The mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is to invite everyone to come to Christ. This includes a mandate to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people.

Missionary Life
A discussion of the training and daily routines of missionaries.

Missionary Training Centers
The Missionary Training Center is where a full-time missionary receives his first formal training as a missionary.

Mission Presidents
In the Church being a mission president is regarded as a challenging and exhilarating spiritual assignment, a link of fellowship with the Master.


Why do Mormons Serve Missions?
Mormons believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints contains a fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ and that this fulness is not found elsewhere. Therefore, they feel a responsibility to share the message of the restoration of Christ’s Church with those they care about.

Mormon Missionaries
Answers to common questions about the missionaries that you've always wanted to know, but maybe didn't know how to ask!

Witnesses for God
Elder Henry B. Eyring discusses the importance of being a witness for God.

They Will Come
President Thomas S. Monson discusses missionary work.

Converts and Young Men
President Gordon B. Hinckley discusses the importance of fellowshipping new converts and the necessity for young men to prepare for a mission.

Christ Can Change Human Behavior
Elder Richard E. Cook discusses his experiences in Mongolia.

Voice of Warning
In LDS theology the voice of warning has four components: (1) deity, who originates the message; (2) the message, which is the gospel of Jesus Christ; (3) an authorized messenger, who delivers the message; and (4) mankind, to whom the message is delivered.

The Plan of Our Heavenly Father (First Missionary Discussion)
"Latter-day Saints believe that eons ago, God, in his infinite wisdom and never-ending mercy, formulated a plan whereby his children could experience a physical existence, including mortality, and then return to live in his presence in eternal felicity and glory." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

The Gospel of Jesus Christ (Second Missionary Discussion)
"The gospel of Jesus Christ is the plan of salvation. It embraces all of the laws, principles, doctrines, rites, ordinances, acts, powers, authorities, and keys necessary to save and exalt men in the highest heaven hereafter. It is the covenant of salvation which the Lord makes with men on earth." Elder Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine

Women and Missionary Work
An explanation of why the Church has different standards for men and women regarding their eligibility for missionary work.

Exhibitions and World's Fairs
The Church has placed extensive emphasis on the mass media, and in participating in exhibits such as world's fairs.

LDS Missions
Directory of current LDS missions

A Voice of Warning
Elder Henry B. Eyring discusses the importance of sharing the gospel.

We Care Enough to Send the Very Best
Bishop Richard C. Edgley addresses nonmembers about the missionary efforts of the Church.