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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Updated LDS missionary dress and grooming guidelines

    5-20-16
Dear parents and missionaries,

The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have made updates to the dress and grooming guidelines for missionaries.  

The updates include permission to wear "simple and conservative" sunglasses and "approved wide-brimmed hats" while proselyting.  These changes have been made to provide protection from the sun.

Additionally, the Church has announced, that sisters serving missions in countries threatened by mosquito-borne illnesses may now wear dress slacks, or long dresses during proselyting activities,to cover their legs, to protect against mosquito bites. These new guidelines will apply to us here in the Mexico Guadalajara Mission.

Sister missionaries will continue to wear skirts or dresses when attending the temple and during Sunday worship services, leadership, zone conferences and baptismal services.

What a wonderful opportunity for both our missionaries and parents to revisit the missionary clothing website and ensure that our clothing standards are within the guidelines provided.

Please visit the missionary clothing website for the updated information at:
missionary.lds.org/clothing. (Dress and Grooming)

with love,
Sister Clayton


This letter went out to all of our missionaries, to be read this coming Pday:


                                                                                                                        5-23-16

Dear missionaries,
We love you!  

This week the First Presidency, and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have issued several updates to the missionary clothing guidelines.  Please be advised of the following updates.

SUNGLASSES: Missionaries may now wear simple and conservative sunglasses outdoors. Missionaries are instructed to not wear sunglasses while speaking with other people and are to avoid sunglasses with bright-colored rims or mirrored lenses.

HATS: Wide-brim hats with at least 3-inch brims are now allowed when necessary for protection from sun. Baseball, cowboy, bucket, newsboy and fedora hats are not acceptable.

DRESS SLACKS for sisters: Sisters serving missions in countries threatened by mosquito-borne illnesses may now wear dress slacks, or long dresses during proselyting activities, to cover their legs to protect against mosquito bites. Our mission has been approved for these changes.


The mission will provide funds for all young sister missionaries called prior to June 5, 2016, to purchase 3–4 pair of approved dress slacks. Sister missionaries called after June 6, 2016, will be instructed to purchase their own dress slacks.

Sister missionaries will continue to wear skirts or dresses when attending the temple and during Sunday worship services, leadership, zone conferences and baptismal services.

As you will recall, during our last zone conferences, we provided each companionship with permethrin insecticide and clear instructions on how to apply it in your apartment and on your clothing.  We will be investing in, and distributing additional supplies of the repellent for our missionaries use.

We will be giving specific details concerning these updated guidelines, and also answering questions in our mission council on June 1st.  All missionaries are asked to wait to purchase sunglasses, hats and approved dress slacks for the sisters, until after our June 1st mission council meeting.

Additionally, information and continued direction will be forthcoming from our Mexico Area Presidency.

I have posted this information on our mission blog. For complete details, and guidelines, you may go to the lds.org site and look under dress and grooming at:
missionary.lds.org/clothing. (Dress and Grooming)

With love,
Sister Clayton