Entries by Jimmy

Mission Organization and Positions of Leadership for Missionaries

A mission, in the context we will discuss today, is the geographical administrative area to which missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are assigned. As of September 2022, there were 411 missions of the Church.[1] Most missions are named after the location of the mission headquarters and the nomenclature is usually […]

Mission Application Status Options When Waiting for Your Call

When future missionaries submit their mission application to the Church, they are generally on pins and needles for the next couple of weeks as they await their mission call. Last year, when our daughter submitted her mission application, she was texting her bishop or stake president almost every day, asking if her application status had […]

Visiting Jorge Cocco Art Studio with My Family

Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to bring my wife and kids to the art studio of renown artist Jorge Cocco Santángelo. Jorge and his wife, Myriam, and son, Amiel, were so gracious and kind to let us into their home and talk to us and show us the artwork and studio where he creates […]

Acquiring and Setting Up a Missionary Smartphone

A majority of missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the writing of this article in 2022, will use a smartphone on their mission. When you receive your mission call, the Missionary Portal, pictured in the gallery above, will provide you with all the information you need about acquiring, setting up, […]

Mission Paperwork Details and Screenshots – Description of Application Form Sections from Missionary Online Recommendation System (MORS)

If you are soon to be filling out your mission papers for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you may have wondered what information will be needed to fill out the full-time missionary application. Well, my family is presently (2022), going through the process for the second time in as many years and […]

Missionary Portal – Church’s Central Hub for Applying and Preparing to Serve

What Is the Missionary Portal? The Missionary Portal of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serves as the central hub for information and services needed when applying to serve a mission and preparing to leave. The portal provides access to the application system, Missionary Online Recommendation System (MORS), and other preparation and training […]