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Lowering of Missionary Age Expected to Lead to Thousands More Women Serving Mormon Missions

posted on January 22, 2013

The Associated Press investigates the consequences of the Mormon church’s decision to lower the minimum age for missionaries from 21 to 19 for women, and from 19 to 18 for men. The new age provides flexibility for women, and also aims to keep young members in the church. Elder David Evans, the executive director of the Mormon church’s Missionary Department, told the AP “that the move is aimed primarily at giving young church members more options to fit a mission in with other plans for college, military and marriage.” 

Read at The Washington Post