Saturday, October 5, 2013
Preparing to Serve
On October 6th, 2012, almost one year ago today, President Thomas S. Monson made an incredible announcement concerning missionary work. That announcement was this: "I am pleased to announce that effective immediately all worthy and able young men who have graduated from high school or its equivalent, regardless of where they live, will have the option of being recommended for missionary service beginning at the age of 18, instead of age 19. I am not suggesting that all young men will—or should—serve at this earlier age. Rather, based on individual circumstances as well as upon a determination by priesthood leaders, this option is now available.