Financing a Mission

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What is Required

Humanitarian missionaries are responsible for their own mission expenses. 

The Church pays for your transportation to and from your mission if you serve in your home country or serve outside your home country for 18 months or more. 

All other expenses are your responsibility: housing, food, personal care items, transportation within the mission, medical care, internet service, phone service, insurance premiums, etc. Costs vary by the type of missionary assignment, location, and individual lifestyle. 

Please note that couples will not pay more than $1,400 (USD) for housing, even if the actual rent exceeds that amount.

To learn more about financing a mission, see “Financing Senior Missionaries Serving Away from Home” in the General Handbook ( or visit:


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