While serving a mission in Honduras, my visa was in need of renewal, and it was determined that I would be taken to the government center where the paperwork would be signed and processed. This was a routine procedure in our mission. But what happened that night was anything but routine.
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The exceptions, which were approved by the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will give Area Presidencies the ability to adjust missionary attire in specific locations to improve and maintain missionary dignity, safety, effectiveness, approachability and cultural sensitivity while properly representing the Lord and His Church.
“Give me peace,” yet another person said, walking away from the sister missionaries. This is a common phrase missionaries hear in Slovakia when people just want to be left alone, and they want to be left alone more often than not. But the coming of COVID-19 brought an opportunity they never expected.
Speaking from the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City in a devotional released June 4, Elder Rasband testified of truths found in the proclamation — a “valuable resource for missionaries” containing clear tenets of Latter-day Saint faith.
As we have recently announced, missionaries throughout the world are departing for their new assignments and will continue to do so during the next several months. When they depart or return home — regardless of location — we ask missionaries and their families to strictly follow established guidelines.
The temporary adjustment was a particular adjustment in a nation where many don't have easy access to a computer and internet connection.