The First Presidency released new guidelines regarding the future of missionary service after the COVID-19 pandemic in a letter to the Church March 31. Missionaries must decide when to continue their service by April 30.

“My heart sank. I’ve never felt so humbled and defeated. All my hard work in Zimbabwe had come to an end. I was broken, honestly,” Majors said. “I love missionary work, and I loved the area I was serving in.”

During the Sunday afternoon session of the April 2020 General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced the construction of eight new temples, including Shanghai, China, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent out a letter to members worldwide on March 20 announcing additional changes to missionary work due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.