On Sunday Elder Craig C. Christensen of the Presidency of the Seventy announced what will now be the largest mission in the Church in terms of missionaries but one of the smallest geographically, according to Mormon Newsroom.

The Family and Church History Headquarters Mission starting January 1, 2017, will officially be called the Utah Salt Lake City Headquarters Mission and become the 422nd mission of the Church.

The missionaries in what Elder Christensen termed a very “unique mission” help assist others with family history work, serve with the Temple Department, and help with military relations, security, and building maintenance, according to Mormon Newsroom.

Read the full report at the Mormon Newsroom. Thanks to LDS Living for bringing this to our attention.