College student creates website to help new Mormon missionaries

by | Jul. 10, 2013

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When Alex Balinski prepared for his Mormon mission to Argentina five years ago, he went to the library and rented a few documentaries to learn more about the South American county where he would be spending the next two years.

Today's young Mormons like 18-year-old Jake Townsend, however, are much more likely to pull out their iPads or laptops and scour the web to learn about their mission countries.

That's why Balinski, a 23-year-old student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, has spent the last eight months creating a website that serves as a database of YouTube videos about the food, history and traditions of many of the countries where Mormon missionaries serve.

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