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Mormon missions: Did you know ... ?

A dark-suited pair of Mormon missionaries may be the most recognizable symbol of the Utah-based LDS Church.

These clean-cut, prim-and-proper proselytizers come to your door. They bicycle down your street. They stand on street corners in front of large posters to tell you about their church and its history.

You might know that these volunteer preachers serve full time for a certain length of time. You might know that although young men make up the vast majority of this 52,483-strong force, they are hardly the only Mormons who go on such missions. You might know that many, but not all, come from Utah. You might even know that there are places they can’t go and things they can’t do.

But did you know ...

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