SALT LAKE CITY- In the past, missionaries serving in tropical and coastal areas have suffered through months of sweltering heat and unbearable humidity. With the new missionary dress code, however, Elders and Sisters will be given much more freedom to combat the climate while teaching the gospel.
“Bro, this is the life,” said Elder Walters, presently serving in Costa Rica, as he drank more of his virgin strawberry daiquiri. “This new dress code… one word, bro: inspired.”
Walters, along with other missionaries, felt that the new dress code was a dream come true. Linen shorts, polo shirts, Sperry Top-Siders, flip-flops and board shorts are now required parts of the new missionary clothing list for Elders. Sisters, on the other hand, would be required to wear white cotton dresses, sundresses, or some sort of beach wrap as well as a beach hat and sandals.
“Now, we can look like normal people as we party it up, I mean proselyte, on the beach,” said Sister Duncan, currently serving in the Los Angeles, California Mission.
Along with the new beachwear standards, leaders within the Missionary Department moved to OK swimming for missionaries.
“As long as they are swimming with investigators and bringing them closer to Christ, just not drowning the investigator during baptism, then it is fine,” said Jack Waterman, spokesman of the Missionary Department. “We just want them to take this whole mission thing seriously.”