“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. 1.

    How many missions does the Church have worldwide?

    • A.

      339

    • B.

      344

    • C.

      351

  2. 2.

    How many full-time missionaries are currently serving?

    • A.

      53,143

    • B.

      54,491

    • C.

      56,119

  3. 3.

    In how many nations and territories are missionaries serving?

    • A.

      144

    • B.

      152

    • C.

      157

  4. 4.

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

    • A.

      164

    • B.

      73

    • C.

      96

  5. 5.

    Outside the USA, which nation has the most missions?

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      Mexico

    • C.

      Brazil

  6. 6.

    What is the largest mission geographically?

    • A.

      India Bangalore

    • B.

      Russia Vladivostok

    • C.

      Canada Edmonton

  7. 7.

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

    • A.

      about 9,800 miles

    • B.

      about 11,800 miles

    • C.

      about 12,600 miles

  8. 8.

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

    • A.

      Ghana Accra

    • B.

      Ivory Coast Abidjan

    • C.

      Arizona Tucson

  9. 9.

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

    • A.

      Denmark Copenhagen

    • B.

      Alaska Anchorage

    • C.

      Novosibirsk Russia

Answers:

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[photo] Photograph by Welden Andersen

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