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Why do Mormons go on missions?

  • Serving a mission is a great thing young people can volunteer to do. I took time off of my college career for 18 months because I want to share what I treasure about the Church with other people. I know my life has changed for the better because of our message, and I've never been happier than I am now. Part of our belief is that when we have found a recipe for our joy, we don't want to hide it and keep it to ourselves. I want you to get in on it yourself! If you see Mormon missionaries in your area, go up and talk to them! Like me, they probably have traveled far to be there, learned another language and given up being with family and friends for 18-24 months. And why? Because talking to you about the gospel and Christ is worth every bit. Show more

  • There were many reasons that Mormons go on missions, but to best illustrate why, I'd like to share an example. Imagine you found this cake that is the most delicious thing that you have ever tasted. Would you horde that cake for only yourself, or would you want to share it with all your friends and family? Just like that delicious cake, the gospel is something that needs to be shared because it brings so much joy. We also believe that everyone should get a chance to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. Thus we serve missions. We go out to distant lands to share the good tidings of the gospel of Jesus Christ so that other people can experience that joy that we have already experienced. Show more

  • I am currently serving as a missionary for the Church because I love the gospel so much. I have seen how it has blessed my life and I want everyone to have the opportunity to have the gospel bless their lives. I believe that as people live the gospel, Heavenly Father will bless them. As they live the gospel, they will become happier and feel the love of God. I am so grateful for these blessings in my life and I want to share them with others. Show more

  • We go on missions to share the Gospel with everyone. We are to Invite others to come unto Christ. This message is sacred and of the utmost importance. We should be shouting it from the rooftops and telling all of our friends how this gospel can change their lives just as it has mine. I've seen more spiritual things happen on my mission than any other time so far. It is so amazing to watch someone you've been teaching enter the waters of baptism! Show more

  • I can't tell you why Mormons in general, serve missions but I can tell you why I decided too. I came out on a mission because I love my Father in Heaven and I love my Savior Jesus Christ. I know that God so loved the world that he did in fact give his only begotten Son and whosoever should believe in him shall have everlasting life. I wanted to follow the Savior's great command "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." But it's even more than that, I came to allow others to feel the pure joy that I have in my own life. I came to become the person who was never there for me in my own life. In short, I came to make a difference in the my own life and more importantly the lives of others. Show more

  • When a scientist finds the cure for cancer, will he hold it as a secrate? The bible explains that a man will not hide a candle under a bushel but on a candle stick so that everyone in the house may enjoy that light. Matthew 5:14-16. We believe that we have the greatest message on earth. Why not share it with everyone? In order to truly understand why a Mormon would go on a mission, one must understand what a missionary does. As a missionary myself, I can tell you that most of what I do is help people. Help people with everything we can responsibly do. God wants us to be happy, so we try and help other be happy as well. The message we share can bring so much happiness into the home if it is applied to the receptor. I know this because I have recieved this message and it has changed my life. It may seem odd to want to share happiness, but that is why I decited to serve a mission. I love God, and I love people. Is there a better way so show this then to serve a mission? No way! Show more

  • Let's start by asking you a question. What would you do if you found something so amazing, so wonderful, so life-changing, that by finding it you became happier than you had ever been. You had more direction in you life than you ever had before. You and your family came together closer because of it. Would you take that, whatever it was that you found, and hide it away? No. You would want to share it with all your friends, all your friends' friends, and all their friends after them. You'd want to share it with complete strangers eventually, because you knew that if your family was happy, then theirs could be too, and that if everyone in the world was happy that your family would be that much happier. That is why Mormons go on missions, so that everyone can have the joy, peace, happiness, and direction that comes from having the fulness of the Gospel in their lives and living it. Show more

  • I know I went on a mission because I have this great gospel of Jesus Christ that has blessed my life tremendously and I want others to have that same joy that I have. Also it is a commandment from Jesus himself. He told his Apostles to go out and baptize all nations in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. I'm just trying to fulfill that Apostolic mission. Show more

  • Cuando el nuestro Salvador Jesucristo estuvo aquí en la tierra y organizó su Iglesia, él dio el mandamiento a sus discípulos de "Predicar el evangelio a toda nación, tribu y lengua..." Ese mismo mandamiento se aplica a nosotros en la actualidad, como seguidores y discípulos de Jesucristo tenemos el privilegio y la bendición de ser partícipes con él en su obra. Hombres y mujeres dignos, jovenes solteros y mayores casados, toman sobre sí la responsabilidad de predicar el evangelio a toda persona sobre la tierra. Show more

  • I just recently returned home from my mission, so I have been thinking about this question a lot. Looking back, I see a lot of missionaries just go because it is expected of them, it's what everyone else is doing, and maybe there is a lot of social pressure on the young men to do so. My experience is a little different though. I lived on my own, and didn't go on a mission until later. I had recently rediscovered my own relationship with my Heavenly Father, and felt a strong desire to help others do the same. I was searching, and I did a lot of that searching on my own. During those times I felt incredibly alone. I hoped that by serving a mission, I could be an instrument in the hands of the Lord in helping other people find the answers they were looking for, and help them have a relationship with the Him. We don't go out there to prove to other people that we are right. We study a lot, but it's mostly for our own benefit, and for the benefit of the few that are truly searching. In reality the truth will be discovered by anyone who has faith, a sincere heart, and real intent. Our job as missionaries is not only to find those people, but also to help other people meet those qualifications. We go out every day as representatives of Jesus Christ to help people learn about Him and apply His atoning sacrifice on a personal level, so that they might break down the barriers of vice, fear or doubt that keep them from accepting the truth. In the process of teaching about Him and devoting our lives to doing the things that He did, we ourselves convert into His Disciples. Show more

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