PROVO -- The number of Mormon missionaries is on the rise. And The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is tacking on more housing to its Provo training site to cater to that influx.
The church announced Wednesday in a statement that about 2,000 missionaries will move into Wyview and Raintree Commons in Provo in May.
They will eat, sleep, worship and work out in the BYU-owned apartment complexes. Church officials say the missionaries will still have the chance to go to the Provo Temple.
The church lowered the minimum age for missionaries in October. That age dropped from 21 to 19 for women. For men, the age fell from 19 to 18.
The church says the number of applications for new missions has climbed two-fold since the announcement.