Southern States Missionaries, Missionary work


issionary activity has been a staple feature of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since its organization over 160 years ago. From its inception, Church members have felt themselves obligated and have been exhorted to proclaim the restored gospel to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. As Joseph Smith recorded, "The voice of Warning shall be unto all people, by the mouths of my disciples," because· the field is white already to harvest." Between 1830 and 1995, Latter-day Saints have served approximately 668,000 missions, and the Church has invested an enormous amount of resources and energy in the task.