Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 1:29 pm
Tara Carpenter points to a wall map to show where she'll soon spend 18 months proselytizing.
"The left side of Kentucky, just a teeny, tiny bit of Illinois, and I think I'm a little bit in Missouri," she says.
Carpenter, 19, is smiley and outgoing. About a year ago, she was thinking about going on a mission — but only thinking about it, because women in the Mormon Church couldn't be missionaries until 21.