News Release

Mission Leaders for Australia Sydney South Mission Begin Service

This month Darrell K. Back and Mary Ann Back begin three years of service leading the Australia Sydney South Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

President and Sister Back are the parents of seven children and come from Sandy, Utah, United States.

The Church's missionary program is one of its most recognized characteristics. Mormon missionaries can be seen on the streets of hundreds of major cities in the world as well as in thousands of smaller communities.

The missionary effort is based on the New Testament pattern of missionaries serving in pairs, teaching the gospel and baptizing believers in the name of Jesus Christ (see, for example, the work of Peter and John in the book of Acts).

More than 85,000 missionaries are serving missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at any one time. Most are young people under the age of 25, serving in over 400 missions throughout the world.

The Backs will train and support the missionaries in the Australia Sydney South Mission who live in communities throughout the southern suburbs of Sydney and parts of western and southern New South Wales.

Watch a video about the Church’s missionary program.



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