Elder D. Todd Christofferson recently shared on his Facebook wall how missionaries receive their inspired mission call. It supports the fact that these missionaries are called by God and not by man.
Occasionally as I travel, I am asked questions about how missionaries are assigned to their missions. I know that the Lord deeply knows each one of us perfectly. Individual missionary callings bear witness of His infinite love. I feel that each time I have the opportunity to assign missionaries to their particular field of labor. Some missionary assignments are revealed instantly, and others take a while, but the Lord always tells His authorized servants where His missionaries should go. As I look back on my own mission to Argentina as a young man, I can easily see the profound effect it has had on my life. I’m so grateful for the opportunity the Lord gave to me to serve where He did.