Mormon Missionaries In Washington Post

12 Oct

See what is being said in the Washington Post about the increase in LDS missionaries over the last year.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-faith/wp/2013/10/07/more-mormons-on-a-mission/

“One year later, the numbers are telling.  Female missionaries serving: up by 140 percent.  Male missionaries: up by 21 percent. Even senior, retired couples are volunteering in greater numbers – eight percent higher than a year ago.

Although the church confidently expected an increase, no one could be certain of the numbers or the impact the change would have.  Twenty-two thousand more missionaries mean colleges having to deal with unexpected drops in enrolment, at least for now. Missionary training centers around the world have reworked their schedules and missionary training time has been reduced by between one fourth and one third to accommodate greater numbers. A new training center has been opened in Mexico City where many missionaries called from the United States now learn their Spanish before traveling on to their assigned field of work.  All other training centers are now working at capacity. And in the 400-plus church missions around the world, new leadership councils have been formed with male and female missionaries, reflecting the changed composition of the missionary force.”

 

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