Ready to serve a mission: Responses from around the world

Young Men and Women tell how change in age affected their plans

Compiled by Christine Rappleye Deseret News

Published: Friday, Jan. 4 2013 5:00 a.m. MST

I am one of the many young men and women that are being affected by the new missionary age requirement.

I had been planning and got accepted to go to college in eastern Arizona. I planned on playing another year of football there. I also thought I'd have a little more time to prepare myself for my mission ….

Also, I had planned on seeing my mom in that year's worth of time. I love her more than anything in the world. She recently had a splitting with her husband and I thought I'd be here for a little while longer to help her. I know the Lord will watch over her for me, but it's going to take faith on my part because I know the Lord has prepared me for this time and I'm ready to serve him in any way he needs me to.

— Tyler Dunevent

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