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Mormon Missionary Applications Explode 471%, Half Are Women

posted on October 24, 2012

The Salt Lake Tribune‘s Peggy Fletcher Stack reports on the 471 percent rise in Mormon missionary applications, which happened after the LDS Church announced that men could go on missions at age 18, instead of 19, and women could go at age 19, instead of 21. More than half the new converts are women. “That represents a massive shift,” Fletcher Stack writes. “Typically, women make up fewer than a fifth of the LDS missionary force, which currently stands at more than 58,000 worldwide.”

Read at The Salt Lake Tribune