Change people's lives at home and around the world
Dedication and hard work still left Naomi short of her goal, but with the help of others she is able to share the light.
She couldn't wait to serve a mission so others could expereince the happiness the gospel brought her.
Two Sister Missionaries holding open scriptures and talking to a man outside of his home.
Sister Mulet thought she had been forgotten until she realized God had better plans for her.
Jesus was the master teacher. He spent much of His time preparing His disciples to take His gospel of love to the world.
See many of the sacred sites of the Restoration through the eyes of children.
Because of generous donations to the General Missionary Fund, nearly 24,000 need-based missionaries have received training in one of the 14 international missionary training centers (MTCs). An equal number were trained in the Provo MTC, where missionaries come from 155 countries and learn in 55 languages.
A mission call to the United States was the last thing Sister Antunes expected. Now she’s sharing her infectious testimony in Park City, Utah. Donations to the general missionary fund make it possible for Sister Antunes and thousands of other missionaries around the world to serve the Lord in the mission field.
An injury in a traffic accident slowed Sister Batista down, but couldn’t stop her from sharing her irrepressible testimony. Donations to the general missionary fund make it possible for Sister Batista and thousands of other missionaries around the world to serve the Lord in the mission field.
At age 24, Fernando Ramirez put his goal to become a pilot on hold for two years to serve a full-time mission for the Church. Donations to the general missionary fund, make it possible for Elder Ramirez and thousands of other missionaries around the world to serve the Lord.
Last year, nearly 24,000 missionaries were trained at the 14 international MTCs, which provide training to native speakers in 18 languages and second language training in nine languages. An equal number were trained in the Provo, Utah MTC, where missionaries come from 155 countries and learn 55 languages. Here are a few of their expressions of gratitude.
Sister Marina Andrade needed help from donations to the General Missionary Fund. She also needed an answer to prayer when forced to leave her mission early and return home to Brazil in a wheelchair.
Sister Back feels very honored and fortunate to serve her mission on Temple Square. One of 222 sisters there, she feels she is walking on sacred grounds every day. From Finland, Sister Back gained a desire to serve a mission when she saw the gospel change the life of a friend.
A prompting received by a sister missionary at General Conference leads to a referral. She spent weeks trying to contact the referral with no success. Imagine her when she meets a stranger from Australia, whom is the very person she has been trying to contact.
THIRD IN A SERIES: Sister Marina Andrade needed help from donations to the General Missionary Fund. She also needed an answer to prayer when forced to return home to Brazil in a wheelchair.
SECOND IN A SERIES: Every year, the General Missionary Fund assists more than 22,000 missionaries from 120 countries with a portion of their mission expenses. Nicole Alvine from Cameroon was educated in France and then decided to serve a mission.
Each year, the General Missionary Fund assists more than 22,000 missionaries from 120 countries with a portion of their mission expenses. Jacqueline Dizon from the Philippines is one of those missionaries.
Learn about the life of an LDS missionary in this simple infographic.
Mormon missionaries recently trained at the new Mexico Missionary Training Center (MTC) will put their newly-acquired Spanish skills to use as they head to assigned missions in the United States and around the world.
This summer, hundreds of missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will head to a new training center opened in Mexico today to prepare to share the message of Jesus Christ in Spanish.
With the great increase in the number of new missionaries - many coming from modest means - President Thomas S. Monson invited members to donate generously to the missionary fund.
Thousands of young prospective missionaries have responded enthusiastically to the October 2012 announcement by President Thomas S. Monson that lowered the age requirement for missionary service.
Missionary surge prompts Church to open a new MTC in Mexico, utilizing a converted Church-operated high school.
The decision to drop everything is not easy for any young man or woman in the Church. Nevertheless, the response to the 6 October announcement of lower missionary age requirements remains enthusiastic as unprecedented numbers of young men and women continue to fill out missionary applications.
Last year, 13,148 elders and 2,613 sister missionaries from 109 countries on six continents received significant aid from the General Missionary Fund. Because of the impoverished conditions of many members in these countries, many missionaries still need assistance from donor contributions to the General Missionary Fund.
Like many young LDS men, Sedrick Tshiambine is going on a mission. He has a testimony of the restored gospel. He’s been active in church for years, and he’s been faithful as a new elder. Unlike most young LDS men, however, Sedrick has been selling bananas to earn money for his mission.
More than 52,000 missionaries are serving around the world. The general missionary fund assists those of limited means to serve worthy missions and spread the gospel around the globe.
Every week, close to 500 young men and women between the ages of 19 and 25 from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leave families, friends, school and careers and travel to one of 17 missionary training centers around the globe.