A new video report from Religion and Ethics Newsweekly examines the growth of the ranks of Mormon missionaries — from 58,000 in October 2012 to 82,000 today — since the age requirements to serve were lowered. Young men can now serve at 18 instead of 19, and young women can serve at 19 instead of 21.
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About 1,800 young men and women at the missionary training center (MTC) in Provo, Utah, learned firsthand the lessons of faith, charity and giving on Thanksgiving Day by packing up lentils, rice and other hearty ingredients into 350,000 individual meals that will make their way to the Utah Food Bank.
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In a commentary this week at the Washington Post’s “On Faith” forum, the Church’s Managing Director of Public Affairs explains that Mormons serve missions because they learn from their youngest years to follow Jesus Christ by serving all people everywhere.
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CTV Lethbridge produced the following story about missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helping with recovery efforts following June’s severe flooding in southern Alberta, Canada.
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The Orr Family Farm, a farm-themed amusement park and horse stables, attracted thousands of visitors each year from Oklahoma and beyond. But when a powerful tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma, the Orr Family Farm was decimated. Amid the chaos and cleanup, family member Shelby Orr is leaving for 18 months of missionary service.
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Since President Thomas S. Monson announced lower age requirements for missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last October, more men and women are applying to serve. Among them is a family of four (a mother and her three children), who, as KUTV in Salt Lake City reports, received their mission calls on the same day.
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Today we feature stories from several news outlets that explain what Mormon missionaries do, a Wall Street Journal column that provides a glimpse inside a Mormon temple, and an ABC News article that makes it clear that the Church is politically neutral and members have diverse political views.
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Today’s edition of “Getting It Right” includes mentions of the Church’s worldwide reach, belief in Christ, missionary service and respect for other faiths. We also include inaccurate reporting about Church leaders weighing in on moral issues and how the Church balances faith and reason.
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Daniel Burke of Religion News Service provides valuable insight into how Mormon missionaries are impacted by their choice to sacrifice 18 to 24 months of their lives to serve others.
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A University of North Carolina freshman basketball player who rose from third-stringer to NCAA tournament starter in 2012, has decided to take a two-year hiatus and be a missionary for the Church.
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