Missionaries are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are serving missions. They come from all over the world. They are either young and single or retired and married.
But whatever their age, their motivation is sincere—they leave their homes and families for up to two years to do what Jesus taught his Apostles:
Missionaries are just regular people like you and me. Before leaving on a mission, they were students, employees, athletes, bookworms, musicians, and, well, you get the idea. After their service, they will return home to normal life—finishing college, working, starting and raising a family, and living a pretty normal life.
You’ll most often see missionaries in pairs, which is to help keep them safe and to follow the pattern Jesus set for His messengers:
Missionaries have a companion wherever they go, which helps to keep them safe and focused on one thing: helping others come closer to God.