Mormon Parenting: Wonderful changes in store for LDS missionary force

During the entire time we presided over the London South Mission, we were writing to Salt Lake City requesting more sisters. Generally, sisters got into more homes, taught more families and brought more people to membership than elders did. It was easier for people to trust sisters and to share their troubles with them.

All four of our daughters served full-time missions, but waiting until they were 21 made their decisions and the logistics difficult. They had to decide whether to finish college first or go after their junior years. Our four daughters-in-law also had strong missionary experiences.

So many young women in the church have felt the desire to serve as full-time missionaries. But would they miss marriage or family opportunities by serving?

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