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Why Many Young Mormons get Summer Jobs

For many young people, summer is the ideal season to find a job, join the workforce and earn some money.

A big slice of their paychecks might go to a savings or college account. Part might cover a car payment. And a few dollars gleaned each payday are likely being spent on movie tickets, maybe a pair of new sneakers or an upgraded laptop or tablet.

But for many young Latter-day Saints across the globe, summer jobs hold an entirely different significance. They’re earning money for their full-time missions — working all the hours they can in the days leading up to that long-anticipated date when they report to the Missionary Training Center.

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