What Mission Would Be Best?
    Footnotes

    “What Mission Would Be Best?” Liahona, Jan. 2013, 36–37

    What Mission Would Be Best?

    No matter your circumstances, senior missionary opportunities are available to you.

    Full-time mission

    Church-service mission

    Long-term volunteer

    Who can serve?

    Senior couple, senior sisters

    Senior couple, senior brothers, senior sisters

    Anyone

    Must be a temple-worthy member?

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Time commitment

    More than 32 hours a week

    Between 8 and 32 hours a week

    Less than 8 hours a week

    Duration of commitment

    6–23 months

    6–24 months (can serve longer with stake president’s approval)

    Any length

    Work status

    Generally retired

    Can be retired or still working

    Can be retired or still working

    Location

    Away from home

    Close to home or at home

    At home

    Finances

    Must be able to afford the mission called to. Must pay for housing (up to U.S.$1,400 per month for couples), medical and dental insurance, transportation once in mission, personal expenses

    Must be able to afford the mission called to. Must pay for housing, medical and dental insurance, transportation, personal expenses

    Must provide for own expenses

    Photograph by Robert Casey