Saturday, October 6, 2012
Pres. Monson drops the hammer
After only one round of brief, opening remarks by Pres. Thomas S. Monson, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has already dropped a massive bombshell.
Young men who have graduated from high school may now enter missionary service at age 18. Young women, similarly, will only have to wait until age 19.
Within seconds of the announcement, LDS Church Public Affairs released a news item on their website.
What kinds of blessings could this lead to missionary work in today's age? What challenges will 18-year-old men and 19-year-old women face upon entering the mission field?