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Missionary. A volunteer sent to national and foreign locations around the world in service to the LDS Church. The most familiar are those tasked with spreading the LDS Gospel: young men ages 18 to 25 (who serve for two years), young women 19 or older (who serve for 18 months), and retired couples (who serve for 6 months to 3 years). In addition, this could be a reference to “spirit missionaries” who lived and died as humans and who are commissioned to share the Gospel to those in spirit prison once vicarious work has been accomplished for them in a Latter-day Saint temple.

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