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This week's issue of the LDS Church News features a list of the 2013 mission president assignments. The list includes 58 new missions, raising the number of missions from 347 to 405.

Following President Thomas S. Monson's announcement during the opening session of the October 2012 general conference that the age for missionary service eligibility would be lowered to 18 for young men and 19 for young women, the church saw an immediate increase in missionary applications, bringing the total number of missionaries to more than 60,000 for the first time in years, according to the Church News.

A list of new missions and newly called mission presidents is available on the LDS Church News website.

New missions

Africa Southeast Area

Angola Luanda

Botswana Gaborone

Africa West Area

Ghana Accra West

Liberia Monrovia

Nigeria Benin City

Asia North Area

Japan Tokyo South

Korea Seoul South


Brazil Curitiba South

Brazil Fortaleza East

Brazil Juiz de Fora

Brazil Natal

Brazil Piracicaba

Brazil Santos

Brazil Sao Paulo West

Central America Area

El Salvador San Salvador East

Guatemala Coban

Honduras San Pedro Sula West

Europe East Area

Ukraine L'viv


Idaho Nampa

Idaho Twin Falls

Mexico Area

Mexico Cancun

Mexico Ciudad Juarez

Mexico Ciudad Obregon

Mexico Mexico City Chalco

Mexico Pachuca

Mexico Queretaro

Mexico Reynosa

Mexico Saltillo

North America Central Area

Colorado Fort Collins

Illinois Chicago West

Kansas Wichita

North America Northeast Area

Ohio Cincinnati

Virginia Chesapeake

North America Northwest Area

Oregon Salem

Washington Federal Way

Washington Vancouver

North America Southeast Area

Georgia Macon

North America Southwest Area

Arizona Gilbert

Arizona Scottsdale

North America West Area

California Bakersfield

California Irvine

California Rancho Cucamonga

Pacific Area

Australia Sydney North

New Zealand Hamilton

Papua New Guinea Lae

Philippines Area

Philippines Cavite

Philippines Cebu East

Philippines Legaspi

Philippines Urdaneta

South America Northwest Area

Bolivia Santa Cruz North

Ecuador Guayaquil West

Ecuador Quito North

Peru Huancayo

Peru Iquitos

South America South Area

Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia

Argentina Posadas

Chile Santiago South

Utah Area

Utah Salt Lake City East