Returned Missionaries Still Serving
The German Saints


LDS missionaries who served in German-speaking countries can still make a difference

When German Saints and Investigators go online to search about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, or about Joseph Smith or about the Book of Mormon or other "mormon" topics, over 80% of the results they will find are negative. There are a lot of groups who are willing to spend their time and money to misrepresent the Church and its doctrines in German.

A group of returned missionaries from the South German Mission decided that we could change that balance. We could make a difference for the people we grew to love. We invite any other missionaries who served in German-speaking missions to join our efforts. Here are some things we have accomplished so far:

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  • Translated the entire Encyclopedia of Mormonism into German and published it online

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    Over 1,500 articles were translated and put online. Because the encyclopedia covers so many different topics, it often shows up in the search results of anyone looking online for information on religious or Church subjects. There is also an internal search engine to make the content of the encyclopedia quickly accessible to Saints doing any kind of research.
    See the Encyclopedia yourself: www.mormonismus-enzyklopaedie.de
  • Published the experiences of German Saints in World War II

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    Lynn and Faith Hansen were sent on a mission to collect the stories of LDS Saints who survived World War II. This mission was requested by Elder Dieter Uchtdorf, who was worried that these stories would be lost. The Hansen's were called by Europe Area President Robert C. Oaks.

    Elder Marlin Jensen, Church Historian and a former German Missionary, told our Foundation of these stories which were buried in the Church archives
    We translated 43 of the German Saints WWII stories into English and had them published into a book through BYU Studies. We are now preparing to put the rest of the hundreds of stories, in German, on Family Search, so the ancestors of those German Saints will be able to find and read their history.
  • Enabled the publishing of Elder Busche's Book into German

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    We helped finance the publishing of F. Enzio Busche's book "Yearning for the living God" in German.

    This wonderful book explaining the phenomenon of Hitler, and the miracles of the Church in Germany, as well as Elder Busche's conversion was only available in English.

    Getting it published in German for the German Saints was proving too difficult until our Foundation stepped in and made the difference.
  • We help fight against anti-LDS information online

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    We help finance the German Language efforts of the MoreGood Foundation, which uses social media and web sites to counteract the negative material online with Church-positive messages. We reach thousands of people through this website https://treuimglauben.de - more than all of our years of tracting combined.

You could be part of this work. Since all of the work we do, benefits all of the Saints in any German speaking country, we would like to expand the membership of The German Mission Foundation to include members from any German speaking mission. Contact any Board Member on the Directors page. We would like to publish historical information from your mission on this website. We have South German information from the times of several Mission Presidents, and we have the history of the Bavarian mission. If you have anything to contribute to the effort, please let us know.

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