Twitter reacts to news that Latter-day Saint missionaries can now call, text home weekly

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  • mominthetrenches South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 15, 2019 3:31 p.m.

    This will be great!!!

  • SorryNotSorry Draper, UT
    Feb. 15, 2019 2:39 p.m.

    I support this change and expect most missionaries won’t want to call home every week. Knowing one has the ability to do so without requesting special permission or breaking rules is half the battle. It’s a safety valve, a pressure release valve, and that’s good.

  • turkworks Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 15, 2019 2:37 p.m.

    It's fun to see how our son's future mission experience is being shaped and changed

  • SLCMom Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 15, 2019 12:49 p.m.

    Wow. Seems a new change is being announced every few days for the LDS Church. It's a bit startling but great. I like the modernization here and how things are customized to help more missionaries serve, and to minimize anxiety - and it is not only anxiety of the missionaries but also for their parents and loved ones back home. A lot of missionaries have less active or non member families, so this will be an especially great thing to have regular contact with their child - and, hopefully, to really benefit from being included in the fascinating stories and enthusiasm of their missionaries. This is all something that Senior Missionaries have been able to do for years, so I think it's great. Another benefit is how much it will help the missionary transition back into their family and life back home if they have been having so many real-time conversations throughout the mission.

    There have been many changes in just 1 year for the missionary program! Sisters get to wear pants now (finally! Man that would have been great back when I was serving through two midwest winters!!!). And now there is an online tool for getting to calculate their goals and choose when they will serve.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Feb. 15, 2019 12:27 p.m.

    Now instead of being Trunky the last month of your mission, Missionaries can Trunk Out once a week.
    I don't like it.

    I would remind my son or daughter that it's not mandatory.
    Throw yourself in to your mission and forget about home.
    Letters will do just fine.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    Feb. 15, 2019 11:51 a.m.

    For whatever reason, missionaries seem to suffer an increased amount of anxiety and depression than in the past. The same with college students.

    Perhaps a weekly call home will be beneficial.