Day of the Week Mission Calls are Issued and Mailed Out

Two very common questions I get about the LDS mission call process are:

  • What day of the week does the apostle meet and make the mission assignments for young people?
  • What day of the week does the mission call letter and packet get mailed out to young people?

The answer to both of these questions is that it depends. Let me explain.

What day of the week does the apostle meet?

mormon prophet and first presidencyThis question has reference to the missionary call assignment meeting held weekly in which one of the apostles presides and reviews new missionary applications and makes mission assignments. President Henry B. Eyring once spoke about this process when he was explaining how each call is inspired. Elder Ronald A. Rasband also explained this process and how missionaries are called by God in his April 2010 General Conference talk.

In most weeks, the member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will meet and make these call assignments on Friday. But depending on their schedule, that day can vary. Thursdays are the second most common day in which they meet, but it’s not unheard of for them to make the assignments on a Tuesday or Wednesday.

What day of the week does the mission call letter go out?

The day that the mission call letter is mailed out depends on the day of the week the called was issued. On most weeks, the call packets gets to the Church headquarters mail room on Tuesday. But other factors can cause this to vary based on individual missionary and mission circumstances, holiday schedules, and if translation needs to be involved. Because Tuesday is the most likely day for the call packets to be mailed out, those living near Salt Lake City, will usually receive it one day later, on Wednesday.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions.