Mormon missionaries are one of the most common symbols of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  More than 50,000 young men and women are currently serving as missionaries throughout the world.




Who are Mormon missionaries?

mormon-missionariesUsually, Mormon missionaries are young men and women between the ages of 19-26.  They have postponed their studies, careers, and personal lives in order to serve the Lord by helping others come to know more about Jesus Christ and His gospel.  In addition, retired Mormon members have the opportunity to serve a mission as a couple–husband and wife.


What do Mormon missionaries do?

If you’ve seen them around, they are often riding bikes or knocking on doors.  This is because they are striving to invite everybody to learn more and come unto Christ.  If a Mormon missionary knocks on your door, feel free to invite them in for a few minutes.  They will typically deliver a brief message about the fundamental beliefs of our faith.  When it’s especially hot or cold outside, an invitation into a comfortable home is always a welcomed invitation!





What do Mormon missionaries talk about?

Mormon missionaries help others to understand more about what we believe and why.  Therefore, they will discuss our basic beliefs about our Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus Christ, the Bible and Book of Mormon, etc.  In addition, they will invite you to read the Book of Mormon and to pray to find out whether these things are true.  When you receive an answer from God to confirm the truth, missionaries invite you to be baptized and become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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