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ABC TV Australia Interviews Mormon Missionaries

ABC Television journalist Ginny Stein recently spent a day with two Mormon missionaries in the Australian outback town of Broken Hill.

Stein learnt what missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints do on a typical day, including meeting with other members of the Church, teaching individuals and families about the teachings of Jesus Christ, and providing community service.  

There are over 80,000 Latter-day Saint missionaries serving in communities around the world. They take off 18 to 24 months from their education or jobs to provide Christ-centred teaching and service to others wherever in the world they are asked to go.

Many of these missionaries are in their late teens and early twenties, while some are seniors, including retired couples. 

Missionaries fund their own missions — often with help from their families and friends — and receive no pay for their service.

Watch the ABC Lateline report featuring missionaries Elders Henderson and Warner. 

Watch a video about Mormon missionaries around the world:

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