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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Picking Up a Missionary: The Church's Stance

Back in December, my husband and I flew out to the Philippines to pick our daughter up at the end of her missionary service. I've had a number of people ask about our trip--planning and other details, so I am finally sitting down to write down the specifics. I hope this will help others who plan to do similar things. I will share our experience in very small baby steps.

I recall hearing many years ago that Church leadership frowns on such things, and this is still the case. It is not easily found, but from what I learned (after all of our plans were made), specifics along these lines can be found in the Mission President's handbook:

The first step in planning to get your missionary is to seek out the Mission President's approval.

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