1. The change had nothing to do with convenience for young adults and everything to do with the large labor before us. The world needs more missionaries!
2. Time spent at the MTC has been cut down a third. The real MTC is the home, and preparation must start earlier. (I feel strongly about this, as I wrote in my post "This Is My Sacred Duty.")
3. Just as we want our children to have successful missions wherever they go, so do the parents of the missionaries sent to our area. We need to help them.
4. Tracting is no longer a reality today. We have to be the finders. Missionaries are simply the teachers.
Discussion: What can we do to make missionaries successful, both ones we send out and ones we receive?