↓↓↓ Video ↓↓↓

1635: The Great Mormon Missionary Decline?

Your video will begin in 05:45

↓↓↓ Video ↓↓↓


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is known globally for its massive missionary force. Over the past year we have received several indepe...

Дата загрузки:2022-08-06T15:20:10+0000

↓↓↓ Video ↓↓↓

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is known globally for its massive missionary force. Over the past year we have received several independent reports suggesting serious distress in the Mormon missionary program, including:

- A sharp decline in the number of LDS missionaries overall.
- A sharp decline in the number of young men willing to serve missions.
- A significant increase in the number of LDS missionaries returning home early.
- Troubling new rhetoric/teachings from Mormon church leadership suggesting (out of seeming desperation) that Mormon missionary service for young men is mandatory/compulsory.

On Thursday at 4pm (mountain) we will be exploring this issue. If you have any data or stories regarding these (or other) developments regarding Mormon missionary work, please post them as comments below, or email us at: mormonstories@gmail.com and we can include your input in the show (anonymously if requested). Also, please plan to join us live for this show, wherein we hope to accept live video call-ins from viewers.

WE ARE 100% DONOR FUNDED! Thank you for your donations!
Monthly Donor:
One Time Donation:
Amazon Purchases:
ONLINE: Follow the link below and choose "Mormon Stories". Amazon will do the rest at no cost to you.
APP: Enable Amazon Smile in your app by following link below:
Subscribe/Like/Share and comment on our podcasts


Social Media/Information Links:
MSP on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4sDzk7dRjODTSEqzZKZJzk?si=148b0efc1ccc4404
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mormon-stories-lds/id312094772
MSP Blog: https://www.mormonstories.org/episodes
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mormstories/?hl=en
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mormonstories
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mormonstoriespodcast?lang=en
Discord: https://discord.com/invite/kuX5p6yyjF

Contact Us!

Mormon Stories Podcast
PO Box 171085
Salt Lake City, UT 84117

#LDS #Mormon #PostMormon #ExMormon #MormonStories #Religion #Education #Truth #History #JosephSmith #ChurchofJesusChristofLatterDaySaints #HighDemandReligion #Cult #Patriarchy #womensrights


Show notes:

Mormon Stories episodes on Missionary Injuries, Mental Health & Sexual Assaults:
787: Parent of Mormon Missionary is Not Allowed to Contact Son in Houston Hurricane
976-979: Experiencing Sexual Assault as a Missionary - Camille & Maddy
1492-1493: Sexually Assaulted by My Companion as a Mormon Missionary - McKay Johnson
1481-1482: My Mormon Mission Left Me Disabled - Lauren Rogers
Mormon Stories Early Return Series:
643: Mormon Missionary Faith Crises and Early Return Pt 1 - Josh Tesch & Facebook
644: Mormon Missionary Faith Crises and Early Return Pt 2 - Depression & Suicidality
645: Missionaries Pt 3 - Mike Woodruff - Gay, Abused on Mission, PTSD, Early Return
646: Missionaries Pt 4 - Tre Shortland - Tormented over "Self Abuse," Disillusioned by Uninspired Mission Leadership
647: Missionaries Pt 5 - Rose Sorenson - Becoming an Atheist as a Missionary
648: Missionaries Pt 6 - Jacob - Sent Home Early for Cuddling with Zone Leader
Mormon Stories 1548: Is the Mormon Church in Decline?
Rameumptom Ruminations: Inside the Curtain of Church Headquarters

00:00:00 Intro
00:04:12 Stake Conference “No Choice” clip
00:11:00 Church Statistics & Insider Updates
00:31:30 Listener Reports on Data
00:43:00 Church Responses
01:22:00 Listener Stories of 5th Sunday lessons
01:30:20 FSY & Mexican Mission Activity
01:34:00 Medical staff etc to help fill out paperwork in 1 day
01:46:00 Listener Stories of Pressure to Serve
01:47:30 Listener Stories: High Stakes of Serving
01:49:30 Our Concerns
02:06:00 Disturbing Holland Clip
02:12:45 Most pitiable group
02:20:25 Missionary Suicide
02:35:00 Closing Remarks
Commenting disabled.