The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles recently approved policy changes regarding length of senior missionary service and missionary housing to encourage more couples to serve full-time missions.
As of September 1, 2011, couples may serve for 6, 12, 18, or 23 months. In addition, a housing cap of $1,400 (US) per month will be established.
Missions, temples, or area administration offices now will locate and secure appropriate housing and pay all housing costs (including rent, utilities, and furnishings). Missionary couples will then reimburse some or all of those housing costs up to the cap. Couples will continue to pay for food and other personal expenses.
Those who have questions about senior missions can call 1-800-453-3860, ext. 2-6741, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.