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Mormons to use technology in missionary work

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Mormon missionaries walk through the halls at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. The Mormon church is preparing to blanket the globe with more missionaries than ever as a surge of young men and women pack their white shirts, ties and knee-length skirts.

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The common image of Mormon missionaries has long been two young men wearing white shirts and ties walking through neighborhoods, knocking door-to-door. But in a few years, that image may be replaced by one of young Mormons sitting with an iPad, typing messages on Facebook. Recognizing the world has changed, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leaders has announced that missionaries will do less door-to-door proselytizing, and instead, use the Internet to recruit new church members.
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