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Church Video: ‘LDS Couple Missionaries serving in the Pacific’ + counsel from leaders

President Russell M Nelson


I express gratitude for our senior missionaries. They are young in spirit, wise, and willing to work. … These dear members are willing to serve and strengthen the lives of others. Even if these seniors don’t know the local language, their accomplishments are great and their spirit of sacrifice is precious. —President Russell M. Nelson


The Church recently released this inspiring video about couple missionary service in the Pacific. This video is also available in Tongan and Samoan.

A plea from President MonsonPresident Thomas S Monson

 We continue to need many more senior couples. As your circumstances allow, as you are eligible for retirement, and as your health permits, I encourage you to make yourselves available for full-time missionary service. Both husband and wife will have a greater joy as they together serve our Father’s children.  —President Thomas S. Monson

Think you can’t afford it? Maybe you can…

Elder Robert D Hales In considering missionary opportunities, many couples throughout the world have an abundant desire to serve but lack abundant means. If this is your situation, remember that the right mission call may not be to a far-off country with a strange sounding name. The right call for you may be within your stake or area. ‘Your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.’ Counsel with your extended family and your bishop or branch president. As the Lord’s servants understand your temporal situation, you will be able to receive the eternal blessings of full-time missionary service. —Elder Robert D. Hales

If you didn’t serve in your youth, prepare for a future senior mission

 Now, to those who were not able to serve a mission in their youth, may I speak directly to you. Perhaps over the years you have been burdened by feelings of regret or felt less than adequate because you did not have a missionary opportunity to serve and grow when you were younger. My advice to you: look forward, not back. Begin preparing for your mission as a senior missionary couple today! Save a little money each month. Study the scriptures. Accept Church callings. Pray to feel the Lord’s love for others and receive His love and confidence in you. You can one day claim all the blessings of missionary service! —Elder Robert D. Hales

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