Entries by Jimmy

Day in the Life of a Mexico City MTC Missionary

The following is from my nephew, Isaac Smith, who was recently in the Mexico City MTC in preparation for his mission to Baltimore Maryland, Spanish speaking. 6:30AM – wake up, get ready for the day and head to breakfast (also stare at the wall for a little bit while my brain turns on) 7:00AM  – […]

Simple Meal Ideas and Easy Recipes for Missionaries

The official standards or rules for missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encourages them to follow general guidelines for nutritious eating. It encourages missionaries to “eat balanced meals that include vegetables, fruits, grains, healthy fats, and protein” and to “limit junk food, carbonated drinks, processed foods, and restaurant fast food.” Therefore, […]

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, […]