In this past Saturday’s morning session of LDS General Conference President Monson announced that LDS young men can know begin serving missions at age 18 instead of 19 and young women at age 19 instead of 21.
While it has wonderful impact for both males and females who have a desire to serve missions, we Sistas are excited about the particular impact it has for young women.
Gone are the days where female missionaries were thought of as the unfortunate ladies who weren’t blessed enough to be married by age 21.
I’m turning in my mission papers will become the new Dear John letter and now the Elders will be waiting for their Sister to come home, yep boys, y’all aint the only ones worth waiting for!
On the real, we think that the lowered mission ages are fantastic and look forward to the changes it brings to the way girls will be counseled about serving missions in the LDS Young Women program.
An inadvertent side effect of the missionary age changes are the options for LDS college athletes. Males can now serve missions straight out of high school and be back in the game at age 20. One must wonder if this option has crossed Mormon high school b-baller, Jabari Parker’s mind?
PS: We are saying many prayers for the MTC trainers who will now be
plauged blessed by working with 18 year old boys.
Hallelujah Holla Back,
Sista Beehive & Sista Laurel