I’m learning about a lot of missions that are being restructured this summer. At first a lot of these were in Europe, but then I found out that our missions here where I live (Chicago North and South) are being collapsed, and to the south of me Peoria is dissolving, to be absorbed into St. Louis and Des Moines. Sydney North and South are also collapsing into a single mission.
So now I’m curious about this. First, what other mission changes have you learned of? Let’s pool our collective knowledge to make a pretty good catalog of upcoming changes. Is your own mission where you served one of them? Does that kind of change bother you as an RM? How will this effect future missionary reunions? And why such massive reorganization? Is it a function of the economy, a reallocation of limited resources to where they will be more effective, a lack of missionaries or MPs, a recognition that certain areas don’t give adequate bang for the buck, or what? What are your theories?