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Church leaders share more info on missionary age change

October 06, 2012

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With the opening of the 182nd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Thomas S. Monson surprised members with an announcement that, effective immediately, men may now begin serving missions at age 18 and women at age 19.

During a press conference following the Saturday morning session, Elders Russell M. Nelson and Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Elder David F. Evans of the Seventy shared some more information about this change in policy.

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