Returning Latter-day Saint Missionaries To Be Temporarily Released

Apr 1, 2020

Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint who live in the U.S. and Canada will have two new "opportunities" to serve.  

Church leadership announced  Tuesday that missionaries who have returned and are waiting to be reassigned will now be temporarily released, and either keep their original end date and start serving again with their original or a temporary assignment "as soon as conditions allow," or start serving again in 12 to 18 months.

In a statement officials said that the COVID-19 pandemic has required many adjustments to missionary service, including the need for large numbers of missionaries to return to the United States and Canada from around the world. The ability to reassign these missionaries — even on a temporary basis — has now become more limited by changing conditions.