Because of you,dedicated young men andwomen have means to serve.

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General Missionary Fund

In record numbers, young men and young women from around the globe are feeling the desire to serve. Not all have the financial resources, however, to fully fund a full-time mission. Generous donors provide needed funding so that all who want to serve a full-time mission may do so.

Your Donations at Work

During 2021 we saw the number of missionaries begin to increase slightly from the previous year as vaccinations became available and COVID-19 restrictions began to ease. In December 2021 there were approximately 54,500 full-time missionaries sharing the gospel message in more than 160 countries throughout the world. Statistics are as of December 31, 2021.

 In 2021, as pandemic-related restrictions eased in many parts of the world, missionary training centers were reopened to on-site training. By the end of the year, all missionary training centers were operating with on-site missionaries except the New Zealand MTC (due to local restrictions). New missionaries receive training first at home and later (when possible) at an on-site MTC. Based on conditions throughout the world, the number of missionaries who received on-site training at an MTC reached 75 percent in December 2021. 

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TOTAL CHURCH MEMBERSHIP

16,805,400

FULL-TIME MISSIONARIES

54,500
Serving in over
160
countries

MISSIONS WORLDWIDE

407
Teaching in
60+
languages

MISSIONARIES TRAINED

10,997 missionaries trained at on-site MTC's 

22,827 missionaries trained strictly online

CONVERTS BAPTIZED IN 2021

168,335

TOTAL CHURCH MEMBERSHIP

16,805,400

FULL-TIME MISSIONARIES

54,500
Serving in more than
160
countries

CONVERTS BAPTIZED IN 2021

168,335

MISSIONS WORLDWIDE

407
Teaching in
60+
languages

MISSIONARIES TRAINED

10,997 missionaries
trained at on-site MTC's

22,827 missionaries
trained strictly online

You Can Help

More than 35 percent of the current missionary force needs at least partial assistance from the General Missionary Fund to serve. In 2013, President Monson invited members to help support these missionaries in their efforts to serve the Lord in a meaningful way. Donations really do help “change and save lives.”

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A Note from David N. Weidman

Managing Director, Missionary Department

On behalf of the Missionary Department and missionaries around the world, we express our deep gratitude for your thoughtful donations. At a time when the gospel message spans the globe and the work continues to change in remarkable ways, the need to support our missionaries is tremendous. You have responded to spiritual stirrings like Amulek did when he sheltered and fed a tired missionary named Alma. In your selfless offering, you embody the true spirit of missionary work, which is love.

As we begin 2022, never has there been a greater need in the world for the light of the restored gospel. It is marvelous to see the Lord’s guiding hand through the ongoing challenges of the pandemic and the momentous changes in missionary work. Despite obstacles like border closures and travel restrictions, new opportunities continue to open before us. Most missionary training centers are reopened, and missionaries are now being prepared to serve through an inspired blend of at-home, at-MTC, and in-field training. Missionaries in the field are using technology to find and teach in ever more exciting and creative ways.

Through these many evolving challenges and opportunities, we stand united with you in the knowledge of the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ that will sound in every ear, sweep every country, and fill every corner of the earth. We pray for the Lord’s choicest blessings to abide with you, for “he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully” (2 Corinthians 9:6). May you feel lasting joy in the knowledge that countless lives are enriched by your true missionary spirit of love.