Special Sub-Topic: Called to Serve
|Young LDS men serve missions for their Church when they reach the age of 18. However, young ladies are encouraged to go as well. At what age are young ladies allowed to serve a mission?|
19. The age limit for sister missionaries is set at 19 in order to give them the opportunity for marriage.
|One method that missionaries use to share their message with others is by knocking door to door. What do missionaries refer to this method as?|
tracting. Some missionaries in more southern countries, such as those in Central and South America for example, find it difficult to tract in the extremely hot and humid summer weather. For this reason, they are required to wear only the short-sleeved variety of white collar shirt.
|The LDS Church recently changed the format of the lessons, or discussions, that missionaries use when sharing their message to those wanting to hear it. How many discussions were there previous to this change?|
6. The new method that the LDS Church recently came out with is entitled "Preach My Gospel". The six-step method is known as "The Uniform System for Teaching the Gospel".
|One old missionary tradition includes commemorating when one has reached a certain point in their mission by burning various articles of clothing. What is it that elders, who serve for two years, burn to commemorate the six-month mark of their mission?|
tie. White shirts are burnt on the one-year mark. However, is it really a good idea to be burning your clothes before your mission is through?
|When a missionary first enters the mission field (the area of the world they are assigned to), he/she is paired with a more experienced missionary called a trainer. This trainer is assigned to show them the ropes of missionary work. What nickname is affectionately given to the brand new missionary?|
greenie. Generally, missionaries are assigned to be trainers when they are at least halfway through their mission.
|Missionaries are sent to all different parts of the world to share their message. Since this has occurred, English is no longer the most widely spoken language among the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Which of the following languages was the first language to surpass English as the most widely spoken native language among its members?|
|Before a missionary is sent out into the mission field, he/she is sent to what is called the MTC in order to learn the basic rules of missionary work. What does MTC stand for?|
Missionary Training Center. The main Missionary Training Center (MTC) is located in Provo, Utah just north of the Brigham Young University campus. Other MTCs have been built more recently in countries such as England and Brazil to assist in training missionaries who will be serving in those parts of the world.
|In order to keep their minds focused on their duties, missionaries have specific guidelines that they must live by. This includes abstaining from certain activities. Which of the following is an activity that missionaries ARE allowed to participate in?|
playing basketball. Missionaries are only allowed to listen to classical and other Sunday appropriate music. They are also not allowed to leave the boundaries of their assigned area without special permission (which rules out long trips of almost any kind).
|Each individual mission, or area, has what is called a mission president. He oversees the missionaries, missionary work and other related affairs within the mission. Typically, mission presidents serve for what length of time?|
3 years. These men are called away from their jobs and otherwise normal lives to serve in this capacity.
|When a missionary finally returns home, he/she gives a special talk in church in which they share their experiences as a missionary. The name of this type of talk is called what?|
homecoming talk. This homecoming talk gives the people that they know the chance to hear about the incredible experiences that they have had over the past 1 1/2 - 2 years as a missionary. It is generally followed by a small homecoming dinner at the missionary's home for family and friends.
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