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More Mormons making the move to missions

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Growing up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Grace Hansen never seriously considered putting her life on hold for 18 months to embark on a mission.

Though it’s a practice fundamentally embraced and encouraged by the Mormon church, for Hansen and many young women like her the timing simply didn’t work out. In order to serve a mission, the church required women to be at least 21 years old. So, when Hansen sat…

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