“The single most important thing you can do to prepare for a call to serve is to become a missionary long before you go on a mission.”
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “Becoming a Missionary,” Ensign, Nov. 2005, 45.

Mission Facts Quiz

See how you do at answering some of these interesting questions about missions and missionaries.

  1. How many missions does the Church have worldwide?

    1. 339

    2. 344

    3. 351

  2. How many full-time missionaries are currently serving?

    1. 53,143

    2. 54,491

    3. 56,119

  3. In how many nations and territories are missionaries serving?

    1. 144

    2. 152

    3. 157

  4. In how many languages is the gospel being taught by full-time missionaries?

    1. 164

    2. 73

    3. 96

  5. Outside the USA, which nation has the most missions?

    1. India

    2. Mexico

    3. Brazil

  6. What is the largest mission geographically?

    1. India Bangalore

    2. Russia Vladivostok

    3. Canada Edmonton

  7. What is the farthest from home a current missionary is serving?

    1. about 9,800 miles

    2. about 11,800 miles

    3. about 12,600 miles

  8. Which mission likely had the hottest average temperature in July at 102º F (38.8º C)?

    1. Ghana Accra

    2. Ivory Coast Abidjan

    3. Arizona Tucson

  9. Which mission likely had the coldest average temperature in January at -22º F (-30º C)?

    1. Denmark Copenhagen

    2. Alaska Anchorage

    3. Novosibirsk Russia

Answers:

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