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Tad Walch
Many missionaries will depart for the airport on some mornings.

Deseret News Editor Tad Walch caught these images of 40 Mormon missionaries awaiting the arrival of the UTA FrontRunner in Provo on Wednesday morning.

Shortly after the FrontRunner connection to Provo opened in December and the UTA TRAX line to the airport opened this spring, missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began using the service as transportation from the Provo Missionary Training Center to the airport.

This particular morning, the 40 sisters and elders were preparing to fly out to missions in Oregon and California.

Ever since the announcement made by President Thomas S. Monson in last October's general conference lowering the minimum age for missionaries, the number of LDS missionaries has continually grown. Extensions to the MTC facility have been made, devotionals have been moved to the Marriott Center and the number of missionaries serving has reached an all-time high of 75,000, as of August.

The Mormon Newsroom also recently released detailed information about the life of a missionary at the MTC.

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