On Sunday Elder Craig C. Christensen of the Presidency of the Seventy announced what will now be the largest mission in the Church in terms of missionaries but one of the smallest geographically, according to Mormon Newsroom.
The Family and Church History Headquarters Mission starting January 1, 2017, will officially be called the Utah Salt Lake City Headquarters Mission and become the 422nd mission of the Church.
The missionaries in what Elder Christensen termed a very "unique mission" help assist others with family history work, serve with the Temple Department, and help with military relations, security, and building maintenance, according to Mormon Newsroom.
These missionaries will be under the direction of President Warren G. Tate, with President Clark Larson and President Randy Hansen serving as counselors.
About this mission, President Tate says, “This will give our missionaries … the opportunity to assist local priesthood leaders in the Salt Lake City area by serving members and those not of our faith to find their ancestors by using FamilySearch, teaching them the gospel and providing service.”