Tips for Before, During, & After Your LDS Mission

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Are you looking for ways to start your mission off on the right foot? Here are a few simple tips for every step of your mission to help you make a positive impact, connect with your fellow LDS missionaries, and stay healthy and happy.

One Step at a Time

Trying to plan your mission all at once can be a lot of work--and a lot of stress, too. You'll end up running back and forth, researching travel options one minute and worrying about what to wear the next, making almost no progress. That's why it's crucial to get organized and take your mission one step at a time.

Here are some sensible tips for every LDS missionary--before, during, and after your mission.


  • Research.

You always want to be prepared. Make sure you know what your role will be, how your values will be utilized, and what is expected of you.

  • Learn about your destination.

LDS missionaries get to learn about the world first-hand. Make sure you're ready by learning all about your destination--weather, culture, history, and more.

  • Do your paperwork.

Make sure to get medical, insurance, and travel paperwork done as soon as possible to avoid any confusion.


  • Practice respect.

Utilize your new knowledge of your destination to stay respectful and courteous to locals and fellow missionaries alike.

  • Stay safe.

Vary your schedules, don't travel alone, and make sure to keep cash and valuables secured.

  • Keep a journal.

Reflecting on your work, progress, and actions can help you make your mission even more meaningful.


  • Keep in touch.

Communicate with other missionaries you met along the way as you transition back into your home life.

  • Tell your story.

Inspire future missionaries by sharing the stories of what you did, what you learned, and why it matters.

Are you looking for more LDS missionary tips? Are you wondering what to wear on your mission? We're here to help. Contact us today!