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Published: Wednesday, May 29 2013 5:35 p.m. MDT

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Monett, MO

I think it is exciting to call young men at 18 and young women at a younger age than before.
If all 18 year olds, (before this change) could go to BYU for a year or even a semester before they go on a mission I feel it would have been a positive pre-mission experience. However, all of these young men could not get in and ended up at other colleges and universities and some of them decided not to go on a mission.
I spent many months of my mission living in the mission home and often picked up missionaries when
they arrived. Some seemed a little immature but nearly all of them became great missionaries.
I left for my mission 50 years ago this year and we have lived in Missouri for 33 years and I can
see a very positive change with these new missionaries....they seem anxious to serve and in most cases are very humble young men, (and women). These are exciting times!!

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