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Who Are Missionaries?
Missionaries are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who leave their homes for 18 months—2 years to serve others and share the gospel.
Who are the Latter-day Saint missionaries? They're runners, chefs, musicians, artists, students – or in other words – pretty normal people. They put their lives on hold for up to two years to share the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
They come from all over the world. They are either young adults or retired married couples. 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:
Pretty normal people ... mostly
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 finish college, work, start and raise a family, and live a pretty normal life.