The perspective missionary then waits for the special letter to come with the particulars of his/her "calling." This calling and the place where the missionary will serve is done by revelation through the Lord's servants, the prophets. A member of the Quorum of the Twelve assigns prospective missionaries to one of more than three hundred missions of the Church throughout the world.
When Elder Copeland received his mission call on March 21, 2017, he was absolutely thrilled. He would be serving in the Ecuador Quito North Mission for a period of 24 months, and would be preaching the gospel in Spanish. He was told that he would be reporting to the Missionary Training Center in Mexico on July 26, 2017.
Elder Copeland in the center with his brother, Taylor, on the left, who served two years in the Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission (Spanish Speaking) and his brother, Connor, on the right, who served two years in the Nicaragua Managua South Mission (Spanish Speaking). His brothers were very excited that Elder Copeland would be able to speak Spanish with them when he returns after his two year mission to Ecuador.
Elder Copeland with his two sisters, Hannah to the left, and Lauren, to the right.