Barely five months have passed since Ronan suggested that young men from the UK should be allowed to serve LDS missions at the age of 18. As from today, young men will have that right without any special permission.
It seems appropriate to join in expressing our appreciation to Ronan.
However, after the festivities subside, there are still a few curious questions that remain. Why does this policy change only apply to specific countries, namely Germany, the United Kingdom, Albania, Cape Verde, Spain and Italy?
Why change this now, and does this shift apply to any other areas of the Church?
Lastly, do we think there will be an attendant change regarding women?