Mormons in Oklahoma discuss new missionary guidelines
BY CARLA HINTON NewsOK.com
Friday, November 23, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY - Grayson Pratt recently found out he will be traveling to the West Indies, but the Caribbean region is not a vacation destination for the Edmond teen.
Pratt, 19, will soon become a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionary, joining a missionary force of more than 55,000 young Mormon men and women worldwide.
He and another Edmond resident, Lexi Goff, 19, are among the Oklahoma Mormons who are excited about the Mormon church's recent changes to its missionary program guidelines.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints decided at its 182nd semiannual General Conference in October to lower its minimum age requirements for missionaries from 19 to 18 for men and from 21 to 19 for women.
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