Missionary age change causes housing frenzy

Missionary applications have increased 471 percent since Oct. 6, Church spokesman Michael Purdy stated, leaving BYU dorms and apartments bare.

After President Thomas S. Monson announced that young women could now serve at age 19 and young men at 18, the Church has seen 4,000 applications per week as opposed to the usual 700. “The Lord is hastening this work, and He needs more … missionaries,” stated Elder Jeffery R. Holland in an online Church article. BYU students have heard this call and are more than ready to get out in the field and leave Provo behind.

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