The First Presidency sent out the following letter Thursday, June 27, 2019:
To: General Authorities and General Officers; Area Seventies and Stake, Mission, and District Presidents, Bishops and Branch Presidents in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States
Monthly Payment Increase for Missionary Living Costs
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Since 2003, the monthly amount that a missionary, family, ward or branch pays to help cover a missionary’s living costs has remained unchanged. This amount has been the equivalent of $400 USD.
After careful consideration, missionaries and those who provide financial support will be asked to pay a monthly contribution of $500 USD (or the local equivalent) beginning July 1, 2020. For missionaries from countries not listed above, the monthly amount will remain the same as determined by each area.
We love and are most grateful for the many young men and young women who answer the call to serve the Lord as full-time missionaries and express appreciation for those who support them. We know that many sacrifice greatly to help share our Heavenly Father’s love and the Savior’s restored gospel.
Russell M. Nelson
Dallin H. Oaks
Henry B. Eyring