FB4. What if some volunteers take a side trip for a holiday while they are on a mission in a foreign country?

FB4. What if some volunteers take a side trip for a holiday while they are on a mission in a foreign country?


It is permissible to take personal side trips, but all personal costs must be paid for by the person and kept strictly separated from the resources that are under the church’s direction and control. As well, if the scale of the side trip is not proportionate to the time and resources devoted to the main trip, this may raise issues of private benefit or about the legitimacy of the missionary activity.