Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in St. Charles, Elder Jake Thomas, 20, and Elder T.J. Bland, 20, are two of about 180 missionaries stationed in the greater St. Louis area. Originally from Nephi, Utah, Elder Thomas has been on his mission trip for one year and in St. Charles for six months. Elder Bland is from Phoenix, Ariz., and has been on his mission trip for six months, seven weeks of which have been spent in St. Charles.
Mission trips for members of the Mormon church last two years. The missionaries can be sent anywhere in the world.
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