Christian News Network reports on an interesting development within the Mormon church:
Applications for full-time Mormon missionary work have skyrocketed following a recent announcement by Latter-Day Saints president Thomas Monson that the organization is lowering the required age of service, reports state.
“[The LDS heirarchy] has never lowered the age of missionaries being in the field,” stated Tricia Erickson, daughter of a former Mormon bishop and author of Can Mitt Romney Serve Two Masters? “There’s only one reason for this change, and that reason is they need more. They’re getting ready. … What they’re doing is recruiting soldiers, so to speak, to hit the ground running as soon as Mitt Romney is elected as president of the United States.”