Beginning in January 2024, young service missionaries worldwide will become part of teaching missions, and the mission president will have responsibility for these missionaries as they continue their service missions. Under the direction of the mission president, service mission leader couples will continue to provide day-to-day assistance. The local stake president and bishop will continue to function as their ecclesiastical leaders.

Service missionaries will continue to report to a service mission leader couple who will work under the priesthood keys of the mission president. The service mission leader couple currently provides—and will continue to provide—day-to-day supervision and assistance to each young service missionary.

The announcement was made in a notice dated September 21, 2023, to general and local priesthood leaders.

Learn more in the article “Young service missionaries to be integrated into teaching missions, Church announces.”


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