Today I want to talk in more detail about the mission application timeline, the steps involved in the mission call process, when to begin, and how long to expect the steps to take. That post dealt with the process from a high-level, perhaps too high of a level, because I still get a lot of questions on precisely when to initiate the steps in the application process.
I’m sure there are more potential effects and would like to hear about them, and I’d be interested in your thoughts about the effects above.
Your availability date cannot be prior to this birthday, but could be later depending on circumstances such as schooling, etc.
Five Months Prior: Start Application Process About five months prior to the date you are available to start serving, you will want to begin the application process.
Missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)—widely known as Mormon missionaries—are volunteer representatives of the LDS Church who engage variously in proselytizing, church service, humanitarian aid, and community service.
Mormon missionaries may serve on a full- or part-time basis, depending on the assignment, and are organized geographically into missions.