Number of Mormon missionaries reaches all-time high of 75,000

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday that the number of full-time missionaries has reached an all-time high of 75,000.

Since President Thomas S. Monson's announcement in October regarding age requirements for missionary service, a surge of young men and women in the LDS church have applied to serve a mission, pushing the numbers from 58,500 in October to the newly announced 75,000.

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