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What is a mormon mission?

A lot of Christians send missionaries, but Mormons seems to have the most. I heard its sort of required for guys? Do people want to do it? Is it kind of a right of passage for Mormon teenagers?

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  • Elsie
    Lv 6
    7 years ago
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    Mormons serve different kinds of official missions depending on their age. Young men 18-20 are encouraged to serve a two year mission between high school and college, young women 19-20 can serve an 18 month mission. These are generally proselytizing missions where they look for people to teach the gospel. That's why the missionaries that show up at your door are usually very young. All proselytizing missionaries do service as well, but some missions are more proselytizing and others are more service oriented. I guess you could say that serving a mission is a rite of passage for LDS young men at least, but not in an official sense. Some choose not to serve a mission and remain in good standing with the Church. It used to be an expectation for all young men to serve a mission, but almost two decades ago Church leaders softened the expectation for all young men to serve a mission, to encouraging each young man to set a goal to serve a mission. It's recognized that serving a full time mission is not for everyone, whether it's through choice, or due to physical, mental, or other challenges. Most young men do choose to serve a mission and more and more young women are serving missions.

    Seniors who are retired can also serve missions, which I think are 18 months, Theirs are usually service oriented and couples have a little more say in where they go and what kinds of work they do. Often it depends on professional skills. I've know seniors to do anything from teach agronomy in rural, undeveloped nations, medical professionals helping out in clinics, financial professionals teaching people bookeeping skills, to retired ranchers caring for horses at Church historical sites.

    LDS

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  • Sadie
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    You should definitely take your answer from a Mormon. Not an ex-mormon or anti-mormon. Because the facts are 99% wrong.

    Anyways, Mormon missionaries are sent anywhere in the world and teach the gospel. It's not required for guys, it's just an option...however, it is a commandment. So, most guys take that as they need to go. But for an example: My father didn't go on a mission. That does NOT mean he's going to hell.

    People for sure want to do it. If you go watch YouTube videos of guys opening their mission calls, it's pretty cool!

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Mormons "claim" to have the most. Most people I know have never seen a single mormon missionary in their neighborhood. Ever. You must live in Utah to believe the mormons' claims.

    No, its nor required. But it is necessary for marrying a future mormon goddess.

    No, they really don't want to go on missions, especially if they are sent to somewhere boring in the states. Most want exotic locales like Romney did Paris, France (all rich mormon kids do their mission in Paris). They all pray theirs will be Hawaii. Which of them can't wait to go to Lapland?

    Most kids resist, but eventually they cave to parental pressure. About 1/2 go out into the world and never truly return to mormonism. It's when they find out that Joseph Smith is nobody's hero outside their insular church.

    Oops.

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  • Kerry
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Jesus Christ, before his ascent into heaven, told us to "go ye therefore and teach all nations." Mormons follow that admonition of Jesus. They voluntarily dedicate 2 years of their lives to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. they pay their own way, do not receive any money for their time, and dedicate those two years in serving God.

    The prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints selects the location in the world of where LDS missionaries will serve.

    Source(s): Lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Latter-day Saints in formation and coming in low and to the east ...

    Roger that Blue Leader ... maintain formation until door knock ...

    Copy that Control ...

    Stay on target Blue Leader ...

    Negative Control ... Repeat Negative ... The door-busters have failed ... Repeat the door busters have failed ... We've got Heathens all over the wire ...

    Roger Blue Leader ... Pull back ... Repeat Pull Back ... May Joseph Smith be with you ...

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  • Ammon
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Missionaries for

    THE Church Of JESUS CHRIST Of Latter Day Saints

    are emissaries for Jesus Christ. Their purpose is to tutor people in

    the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is the gospel of repentance and,

    to help those people who want to learn, begin their journey to Jesus Christ

    so that they can become one with Jesus Christ for all eternal time.

    Through repentance anyone can become a part of the Christ-Consciousness.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sP1Aai5GVU

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    http://Mormon.org Chat.

    God bless.

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  • Frog
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    They play the A-Team music and build a new wife from leftovers.

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