Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints creates 8 new missions

Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 21, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the creation of eight new missions.

“With these additions, beginning July 1, 2020, there will be 407 missions worldwide,” a statement from the Church say.

Two missions will be in Texas, and the other six will be at sites around the world.

The following missions will open in July 2020:

  • Brazil Recife South
  • Cameroon Yaounde
  • Ecuador Guayaquil East
  • Ethiopia Addis Ababa
  • Mozambique Beira
  • Tanzania Dar es Salaam
  • Texas Austin
  • Texas Dallas East

Changes to mission boundaries occur regularly based on the needs and demands of each area around the world, the statement says. These new missions will be created from the division of existing missions.

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Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serve as volunteers at their own expense. Young men ages 18 to 25 serve for two years, while young women ages 19 to 39 serve for 18 months.

Senior missionaries generally serve from six months to two years. Currently, there are more than 68,000 missionaries serving worldwide, the statement says.

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