Young women prepare for option of missionary service

Following the historic missionary age change announcement, the Church News posed a series of questions about the new policy to Sister Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women general president, and Sister Carol M. Stephens, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency. (A similar article focusing on the policy changes impacting prospective missionaries who are young men appeared in the Church News Oct. 20, 2012.

Church News: Because of recent changes lowering the age LDS young women can serve missions, young women will now have the opportunity to prepare for the option of missionary service during their teenage years. How can the Young Women program assist with this preparation?

Sister Dalton: The Young Women program assists parents in preparing each young woman to be worthy to make and keep covenants and receive the ordinances of the temple. ...

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