MISSIONARY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MISSIONARY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Mormon missionary numbers to rise — and then fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58146904-78/evans-missionary-missionaries-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58146904-78/evans-missionary-missionaries-church.html.csp">Mormon missionary numbers to rise — and then fall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T13:24:55.754-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 01:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">First came the surge. Next comes the settling. The Mormon missionary force began to balloon almost from the moment the LDS Church lowered the service age, jumping from 58,500 then to nearly 86,000 today. That number is expected to plateau at about 88,000 this fall, David F. Evans, head of the Missionary Department, said this week in a video interview on the Utah-based faith’s newsroom website. That two-year surge then will start to slip — as expected. Evans estimates the missionary tally to set...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58146904@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:24:55 MDT Kirby: Mormon missionary companions can be friends or foes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58057867-80/mission-adyson-kirby-companions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58057867-80/mission-adyson-kirby-companions.html.csp">Kirby: Mormon missionary companions can be friends or foes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Kirby</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-13T22:30:20.074-06:00">Updated Jun 13, 2014 10:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Our neighbors’ eldest daughter, Adyson Short, left Wednesday on an LDS Spanish-speaking mission to Arizona. She is one of the billion or so young women who rushed to answer the church’s call to serve. OK, it wasn’t so much a call as it was a simple lowering of the age requirement. When it dropped from 21 to 19, just about every young woman in my ward signed up or made plans to go. Adyson got her call in February and is only now just leaving. Depending on one’s temperament, that’s nearly five mo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58057867@www.sltrib.com Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:30:20 MDT