LDS Church to create 11 new missions

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Temple Square missionaries enjoy the April 2011 General Conference. The LDS Church announced 11 new temples on Friday, two of which will be in Utah.  (Mormon Newsroom)
Temple Square missionaries enjoy the April 2011 General Conference. The LDS Church announced 11 new temples on Friday, two of which will be in Utah. (Mormon Newsroom)

The LDS Church’s missionary program continues to expand, announcing the formation of 11 new missions. The announcement came at the same time as the release of the names of the new mission presidents of 2015.

One mission will be added to Orem and another to Logan. The others will be in different locations in the United States, South America and Europe.

A surge in missionary applicants followed the Church’s announcement of age requirement changes in October 2012. Missionaries previously couldn’t serve until the age of 19 for men and 21 for women, but now 18-year-old men and 19-year-old women are able to serve. The LDS missionary force rose from 60,000 to 89,000 shortly thereafter. Mormon Newsroom now reports a missionary force of 88,000.

Click here to read the full report by LDS Church News.

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