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OREM — The LDS Church will announce the creation of at least two new missions next year, based on social media posts and other reports.

The Deseret News has confirmed that the new missions will be based in Orem, Utah, and Yakima, Washington.

News began to leak about new missions and mission president assignments in dribs and drabs earlier this week for two reasons. First, internal mission letters about the changes leaked out on social media and to news media. The letters informed missionaries in the Utah Provo Mission and the Washington Kennewick Mission that their missions will split on July 1, 2015, to create the new missions.

Second, Wednesday was the first day that new mission presidents who will begin serving in July could start to tell family and friends about their assignments. Some family and friends have passed that information along via social media.

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