LDS Senior Mission Tip of the Week: Spices

Some common spices in the U.S., such as cream of tarter or taco seasoning, are not available in other countries. Since these spices weigh very little, it may be wise to take them with you on your mission. Check with your mission office or search online to see which spices are not available in your mission.

LDS Senior Mission Tip of the Week: When to Apply

You should apply for your mission four to six months before your availability date, and be aware that if you serve a foreign mission, you may not actually leave for the field for many more months because of visa delays.

LDS Senior Mission Tip of the Week: Video Streaming

Video streaming systems such as Roku don’t work well in foreign countries because the broadband system is too slow to stream. Moreover, if you use a lot of streaming time, the provider will charge you greatly increased fees.

LDS Senior Mission Tip of the Week: DVDs

Foreign countries have a different DVD format that the US does, so bringing DVDs is a waste of space unless you also bring a US DVD player. If you plan to rent DVDs from a store, buy your player after you arrive on your mission. Frequently, your apartment will already have a local DVD player that a previous senior couple purchased and left.

LDS Senior Missions Tip of the Week: Bank Cards

Set up two bank accounts before you leave for your mission, and get bank cards for each of them. In the account that you plan to use for everyday expenses, keep a smaller amount of money. Put the card for the second account in a safe place and keep most of your money in that account.

LDS Senior Missions Tip of the Week: Mission Application Form

Your mission application provides many opportunities to add comments to a specific area of inquiry. Add extra information freely. The more the missionary committee knows about your situation, the better they can inform the general authority who will assign your mission call.

LDS Senior Missions Tip of the Week: Passports

If you want to serve your mission in a foreign country, apply for a passport as soon as you can. Passports last many years, so applying early won’t cause you any trouble and will save you the stress of waiting for a delayed passport.