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Graduates Ready for Mormon Missionary Work

Seminary is a wonderful preparation for being a Mormon missionary.   As both young men and young women choose to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they join a force for good of over 80,000.  They are being sent around the world to 405 missions in 170 countries.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ missionary program is one of its most recognised characteristics.  Mormon missionaries can be seen on the streets of hundreds of major cities throughout the world, as well as in thousands of smaller communities.

“Some of the 18 graduates from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ seminary program in Blacktown last week can become missionaries once they are 18,” according to report in the Blacktown Sun.

The seminary students are between the ages of 14 and 18, they hail from Blacktown, Doonside, Hassall Grove, Oakhurst, Mount Druitt, Quakers Hill and Ropes Crossing.

Spokesman Matthew Parsons said, “The young people could volunteer for a mission either in Australia or overseas.”

‘‘Young men can serve for two years once they turn 18, while young women begin their service after turning 19, for a duration of 18 months,” said Matthew.

‘‘Like footballer Will Hopoate, who returned from his Mormon mission to Brisbane, this week.  He will now play Rugby for Parramatta Eels.  A mission is not compulsory, but it is an excellent way for young people to serve others.

Read the full article ‘Graduates ready for Mormon missionary work,’ in the Blacktown Sun.

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