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LDS Church to open 8 new missions in 2020

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plans to open eight new missions on July 1, 2020. (Photo courtesy of LDS Newsroom)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plans to open eight new missions on July 1, 2020, according to a press release.

The new areas include:

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

The new missions will be created by dividing existing missions, according to the Church. Changes to boundaries occur regularly based on the needs and demands of areas around the world.

In July 2020, there will be a total of 407 missions. Currently, there are more than 68,000 Latter-day Saint missionaries serving around the world.

Members of the Church generally serve as volunteers on their own dime.

Men between the ages of 18 to 25 serve for two years, and women between the ages of 19 to 39 serve for 18 months. Senior missionaries usually serve six months to two years.


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