Date: May 11, 2019 09:05AM
I think that it is important for our young board members and readers to understand that four out of the current Q15 never served missions. Others who did not serve missions include:
That makes more than a quarter of the top church leadership who never served missions. I believe that historically, the number has been even higher. Former church president Thomas Monson never served a mission either. Instead, he served in the military during WWII for approximately four months at the tail end of the war, then proceeded to enroll at the LDS Business College. There is precedent among the church's top leadership for not serving missions.https://ldsminds.com/current-apostles-missionary-service/
Young people in the church are often highly pressured to serve missions at a time in their lives that might be better utilized in work, job training, trade school, college, or the military. It is not unusual for Mormon youth to drain their personal savings to serve missions, and then come back to nothing with which to start their adult lives.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/11/2019 03:54PM by summer.