Elder Holland Shares Bold Prediction of Future Missionary Numbers

The LDS Church expects to have more missionaries than ever in its global proselytizing force by 2019, according to a top Mormon leader.

“We’re projecting out probably within four years,” apostle Jeffrey R. Holland told a radio interviewer, “the base-line number for the missionary force will be something around 100,000.”

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Courtesy LDS Church LDS missionaries in Ghana

Many had predicted the dramatic jump in the number Mormon missionaries during the past two-plus years — from about 58,000 in 2012, when leaders lowered the minimum age requirement, to nearly 90,000 at the end of last year — would fall back into the 70,000’s by now.

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For the complete story, visit the Salt Lake Tribune article here. Also, if you haven’t read Elder Holland’s amazing declaration that is drawing comparison’s to Joseph Smith’s “Standard of Truth”, make sure to check it out here.

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