(Source: northfulton.com; By: Jonathan Copsey)

MILTON, Ga. – While mission trips are common in many local church congregations, the Milton Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has an unusually high number of young men and women who have committed to serving full-time missions for two years.

Twenty youths, ages 18 to 22, have put aside their schooling, social lives and daily contact with their families to serve in 12 different countries. While on assignment in their various locations, they do not date, watch TV, take vacations or spend hours on social media. Instead, they spend their time proselyting and giving service.

“They don’t come home during that time,” said Lori Wynne, of the church. “They will spend their time 100 percent in service and proselytizing.”

These 20 young men and women come from 19 families in the North Fulton and South Forsyth areas.

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