When President Monson announced the new mission ages, youth around the globe were suddenly presented with the thrilling (and in some ways terrifying) prospect of leaving home much earlier than expected. Many still wonder, almost two years later, how youth can be prepared to serve, when most of them have just barely left high school.
Well, now there’s a way! This year, Brigham Young University will host the first annual Mission Ready Youth Conference. The week-long conference is designed to prepare youth ages 14-18 with the doctrine, skills, and attributes needed to feel more confident about mission work.