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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 down to evaluate her options after high school graduation last year, mission work wasn’t in the running.

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