Encouraging MissionsBy: Guy Templeton
For years, young women have encouraged young men to serve missions. With the recent reduction in mission ages, many more women are now serving missions. I was talking to my next door neighbor last week. Her son is a senior in high school, and will turn 18 shortly. He is planning to put in his papers soon, and has a very attractive girlfriend. Afraid that she won’t wait 2 years, he is encouraging her to go on a mission as well. She doesn’t want to serve a mission. It got me wondering how many young men are now encouraging young women to serve missions. I suspect this is an unintended consequence of President Monson’s recent announcement. What percent of women do you think are serving because of pressure from their boyfriends? What do you make of this development?