Thursday, February 7, 2013

Response to Mormon Missionary Age Announcement Remains Enthusiastic and Unprecedented


The MTC cafeteria allows missionaries to eat healthy and well-balanced meals while
 building friendships with each other

Missionaries look forward to receiving letters from family and friends while serving at the MTC

The MTC health clinic helps missionaries maintain their well-being to meet the demands of a busy schedule

A sister missionary comforts an elderly woman. Speaking of the general response to the announcement of lower missionary age requirements, Elder David F. Evans says, “What we're seeing is just an absolute overwhelming response from this generation to the invitation of the Lord and His prophet to rise up and go and serve your fellow man and preach the gospel"

Laundry day at the MTC provides an opportunity to write letters home and study the gospel 
Sister missionaries teach the Gospel in Africa. In the weeks following the 6 October 2012 missionary age announcement, the Church reported that missionary applications had increased dramatically (from 700 applications per week to 4,000), with women comprising more than half of the applicants 
Missionaries speak with a woman in Hong Kong. In response to the 6 October 2012 announcement of lower age requirements for missionaries, mission presidents across the globe are preparing for increased numbers by training their missionaries who are already serving so they can train incoming missionaries

Missionaries, walking the streets of Africa. The Church operates 340 missions around the world, each with an average of 170 missionaries. To accommodate this new influx of missionaries that will result from the 6 October 2012 announcement of lower age requirements, capacity for many missions will rise to 250 missionaries. When missions exceed that number, new missions will be created as needed
The Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah.
 Training time for missionaries will be reduced by 30 percent to help adjust to the influx of missionaries coming as a result of a 6 October 2012 announcement that lowered age requirements for missionaries 



Missionaries learn Spanish at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. Training time for same-language and foreign-language missionaries will soon be reduced by 30 percent — those not learning a language will be at the MTC for two weeks instead of three, and those learning a language will have two weeks cut from their MTC stay

Sister missionaries prepare at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. In the weeks following the missionary age announcement on 6 October 2012, the Church reported that missionary applications had increased dramatically (from 700 applications per week to 4,000), with women comprising more than half of the applicants 
Pictures: © 2012 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

1 comment:

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4zZH0v8DcY

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for your visit and comment!