Entries by Jimmy

Mission Presidents

Mission presidents are called to watch over and lead a mission (a specific region and its missionaries), generally, for the space of three years.   They are responsible for the spiritual and physical well-being of the missionaries in their mission.  The mission president and his wife manage the affairs of the missionaries in the mission and […]

Mission Companions

Mormon missionaries always work in companionships of two (occasionally three).  The reasons for this are for spiritual and physical protection, but most importantly, because it is a mandate from the Lord. Why Missionaries Travel in Pairs The Lord has commanded missionaries, in D&C 42:6, “Ye shall go forth in the power of my Spirit, preaching […]

Missionary Name Tag

The Mormon missionary name tag or badge is one of the most recognizable visual features our missionaries carry.  On the one hand, it is simply a name tag, while on the other hand, it is symbolic of the work missionaries have been called to do.  It is a symbol of the Church they have been […]

Prayer and Testimony

The following is a story about promptings from the spirit, prayer, and testimony in missionary work that I received today from my brother, Elder John Smith, who is serving in the Canada Montreal Mission. “When I first showed up in this area 2 weeks ago I was blessed to have the opportunity to work with […]

Latter-day Saint Mission Cost? 

How much does a Latter-day Saint mission cost?  The monthly cost for a mission for young men and women in 18 countries* in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia is $500 a month as of July 1, 2020. That comes out to a total of $12,000 for young men who serve two-year missions and it […]

Why Mormon Missionaries Serve

From its beginnings, the Mormon Church has been a missionary oriented church, sending out missionaries to all parts of the world. Perhaps you have wondered why the Church asks so many missionaries to serve a Mormon mission?  And perhaps you have also wondered why so many young people (and some older missionaries too) are willing […]

What is a Mormon Mission?

What is a Mormon mission? On the surface that may seem like a silly question because most of the audience knows exactly what it is already. But I believe, for the benefit of future missionaries as well as for non-Mormon friends that come to this site, it is worth discussing. A mission, whether religious in […]

Preparation Day

What is Preparation Day (p-day)? Preparation day (or P-Day as it is often referred to) is a missionary’s once a week chance to do big shopping trips, get together with other missionaries in the zone, play sports, do laundry, and write letters or emails home to family and friends  Preparation day is the one day […]

Mormon Polygamy

Today’s post is in response to a question received on the Web site.  A young man who is preparing for his mission asked me how I would respond to his non-member friend who asked why Joseph Smith practiced polygamy.  The polygamy question is one I got only a time or two on my mission, but […]