Mormon missionaries find work, meaning in community service

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(Left) Sister Moody and Sister Ray speak with a  Kansas City, Mo., resident about their mission on Sept. 10, 2013. The sisters are carrying out their mission at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Independence Visitors' Center in Independence, Mo. RNS photo by Sally Morrow

(Left) Sister Moody and Sister Ray speak with a Kansas City, Mo., resident about their mission on Sept. 10, 2013. The sisters are carrying out their mission at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Independence Visitors' Center in Independence, Mo. RNS photo by Sally Morrow

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(RNS) The LDS San Jose Mission has discontinued tracting, or handing out tracts door-to-door. Mission leaders got the word three years ago: Find something else for these eager, young full-time missionaries to do.