Lds Missions

Written by Beth Hrusch
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LDS missions operate in 162 countries around the world, which means that some missionaries will find themselves in areas very far from home. This being the case, the Mormon Church pulls together resources that give those serving missions support and help when needed. Each mission worker is overseen by a married couple that makes sure that all essentials are provided. Help from family also enables many mission workers to stay focused on the task at hand.

LDS Missions Serve the People

The primary objective of Mormon missionary work is to share the Gospel. All workers are volunteers in the sense that the Church does not require a mission. However, many young people feel a calling to work in the world, and for them, resources are available that assist in this work. Any mission worker with access to a computer can keep in touch with fellow missionaries through forums and chat rooms. Scripture is always available online for handy reference.

Palm versions of memorization software make study on the road quick and easy. Of course, the presence of fellow Mormons gives moral and practical support. Each mission worker is assigned to a "companionship," which is a group of two or three other missionaries. They work and live together within their assigned LDS missions. Sharing resources lightens the load and makes daily tasks run smoothly and efficiently.

LDS missions are a commitment of time, energy and money that require a person who is resourceful and devout in their faith. Missionaries are not paid for their time, and they must often face challenges that test their endurance. Many feel that this is the benefit of missions for those serving them, and that this makes these people better able to go forth and continue living lives of service to their communities and their world. With the help of good resources and the Church itself, this goal is attainable.

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