FAQ About Lowered Ages for Missionaries

by Larry Richman on November 10, 2012

In the October 2012 LDS General Conference, President Thomas S. Monson announced a change in Church policy that allows all worthy and able young men the opportunity to be recommended for missionary service at the age of 18 instead of 19.

Able, worthy young women who have the desire to serve may be recommended for missionary service at the age of 19 instead of age 21.

Now a page on LDS.org answers “Frequently asked questions from prospective missionaries and their parents.”

Also, read our page of Church Resources for Missionary Preparation.

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Taylor Stonely November 10, 2012 at 11:22 am

I was very excited to hear this announcement. Actually, I was floored! I have a two daughters who are in high school that would definitely benefit from going, and now that they can go at 19 instead of 21, they are more likely to want to go. Brilliant!

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