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20 Ways Missions Have Changed in the Last 20 Years

In the grand scheme of LDS Church history, 20 years isn’t much. But when it comes to missionary work, 20 years is a significant amount of time.

While a missionary’s purpose is the same today as it has always been, the logistics of LDS missionary service are strikingly different today from what they were in 1994. Here are 20 changes missionary work has seen in the last 20 years.

- Sisters part of mission leadership

A change in April 2013 created the “Mission Leadership Council” in each mission, which includes the mission president and his wife, assistants to the president, zone leaders and sister training leaders — a role created in the wake of a large influx of sister missionaries.

-Stake missionaries discontinued

In 1994, many adults served as “stake missionaries.”

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