- Why is Lauren being referred to as “Hermana Grondel”?
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints typically refer to one another by the titles of “Brother” and “Sister.” Male missionaries are addressed as “Elder,” and female missionaries as “Sister.” Because Lauren will be serving in a Spanish-speaking country, she will be addressed as “Hermana,” which is Spanish for “Sister.”
- How long will Hermana Grondel be gone?
Hermana Grondel is expected to serve for a period of 18 months. She will enter the Mexico MTC on August 21st, 2013 and is expected to return home in early February 2015.
- Did Hermana Grondel choose specifically to go to Honduras?
Full-time Mormon missionaries are assigned to particular locations by the leadership of the LDS Church. They do not get to personally select where they will serve.
- Is serving a mission a requirement for members of the LDS Church (Mormons)?
No, serving a mission is not required. Individuals make the voluntary decision to serve and share the gospel with others.
Why do Mormons serve missions?
Who are the missionaries?
What is the MTC and what is it like?
About San Pedro Sula, Honduras
If you have more questions about what missionary life is like, what kinds of things they teach, and why they do what they do, please feel free to ask Hermana Grondel, leave a comment below, or contact local missionaries.