"Mormon Missionaries: Who Are They?"
They are the
Mormon Missionaries, young men and women
who devote eighteen months to two years of their life to preaching
the gospel of Jesus Christ as restored through living prophets.
These young people put schooling, dating, and careers on hold
because they know that the message they share is important for the
whole world to hear. They pay their own way, or get help from family
and friends, work six days a week, twelve hours a day and only call
home twice a year.
Mormon missionaries are
expected to wake up every morning at 6:30
A.M., after which they study the scriptures and prepare for their
day. In a typical day, a pair of Mormon missionaries will hand out
the Book of Mormon, share their witnesses
to dozens, maybe hundreds of people that
Jesus Christ lives and that
Joseph Smith was a modern prophet and that
the Mormon Church is Godís Church restored to the earth.
In addition to handing out copies of the Book of Mormon, Mormon
missionaries also hand out Bibles, videos about the life of Jesus
Christ, and pamphlets and other items designed to strengthen
Contrary to popular belief, Mormon missionaries
are not some highly trained, highly skilled propaganda force. They
are regular people, young men and women or even retired couples
(nearly 5,000 a year), who put their every-day life on hold to share
the Gospel and the Book of Mormon.
They receive only a few weeks of training on how to talk to people
and avoid confrontation when speaking about religion. Some receive
language training for a few weeks. Beyond that, most of them have
been going to Church for years and learned about the Gospel in
Sunday School or other Church meetings.
They may not know everything there is to know about the scriptures,
but they have powerful testimonies of the truthfulness of their
message. All Mormon Missionaries travel two by two just as the Lord
Jesus directed his Apostles: "And he called unto him the twelve, and
began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over
unclean spirits (Mark 6:7)."
Links to Articles about Mormon Missionaries:
An introduction to Mormon Missionaries -
Manhattan Mormon Missionaries - from
the Columbia News Service
Godís Army: the Mormon Missionaries - From