Physical, emotional, or mental challenges may prevent some young adults from serving or completing a full-time proselyting mission, but this doesn’t mean they aren’t called to the work. Young Church-service missions allow thousands of young adults to serve meaningful missions in their communities and further the work of the Lord.
All YCSM candidates are evaluated by the Missionary Department to determine if they should serve full-time proselyting missions. Unless the YCSM candidate has been honorably excused by the Missionary Department, they go through a screening step and additional health information may be needed. This process may result in the candidate being asked to submit a recommendation for full-time proselyting service through the Missionary Online Recommendation System. Missionaries will not require this review if they have returned home early from a proselyting mission and are being recommended for a young Church-service mission.