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With 10 Deaths so Far this Year, are Mormon Missionaries Safe?
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 3:04pm | Type: Blog

Four died in transit accidents. Four succumbed to health problems. One was electrocuted while doing a good deed and another fell to a stray bullet. Is missionary work safe? Four d ...

Inside the Mormons’ Elite Missionary Training Center
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 12:22pm | Type: Blog

The 35-acre campus is an island of young people, where teens and 20-somethings outnumber grownups by 10-to-1. The place is awash in fresh-faced students, and even the workers — from the cafeteria to the copy c ...

Mormons Lower Age for Missionaries: 19 for Women, 18 for Men
Originally Posted: 10/08/2012 - 2:45pm | Type: Blog

In a surprising move that promises to transform Mormon social and spiritual dynamics, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 6 announced that it is lowering the age of full-time missionary ser ...