Mormon Missionary Stories Podcast

Step into the lives of Mormon missionaries as they teach their Christian faith around the world. Host Lily Gold interviews past missionaries to explore their stories, from the poignant to the hilarious. Also included is the ever important 'member missionary' stories which are as valid and important! Mormon Missionary Stories gives you a glimpse into an integral thread of the LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) church and the ordinary people doing the extraordinary. Explore the website: Contact me at
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Sep 24, 2016

Jeremiah Smith had dreamed of serving a Spanish speaking mission in a foreign country full of adventure his entire life. He never would have guessed that an U.S. Spanish speaking mission would fulfill his dream. The New York, New York Spanish speaking mission was as varied and foreign as anywhere in the world.

September 11th 2001 started out as any other day but quickly became something out of a nightmare as they watched events unfold before their eyes.  

Listen in as Jeremiah shares his personal experiences of this historic day and how it affected the local people and his mission.


Sep 19, 2016

Ty Whelan had never been outside of Utah before being called to serve a mission to the Australia mission in 1966.  Having been inactive most of his youth he had a lot of catching up to do.  

After serving an honorable mission Ty learned that he could get his education paid for by enlisting in the military.  So he did just that... but as many often find out, the military is a lot harsher than they expect.  Sitting out on a hot dusty hill in Vietnam at one particular point, Ty receives a surprise postcard that will give him deep pause and reverence for his mission for the rest of his life...

Enjoy this conversation with Ty Whelan!

Sep 12, 2016

Ben Benards mission is unlike any other I've heard in my interviews.  Forced to think outside the box to connect with the native people, the Fiji missionaries used their talents to build relationships of trust.  From teaching karate lessons to forming a Christian rock band...these stories are not your average missionary stories.  Enjoy!

Be sure to check out Ben's book, where he shares these stories and more in greater detail, "Faith and A Life Jacket, 7 Truths For Your Eternal Mission" on Ben's post on and

Sep 4, 2016

Mike Cole shares with us experiences from his life and Mormon mission to San Pablo, Philippines.