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Although the ward mission leader's work is often unseen by most ward members, his work is vital to the success of both stake and full-time missionary efforts. Dan Maxwell, left, of the Unitah View Ward in Evanston, Wyo., shown with stake missionary Lance Murray, is a typical ward mission leader.

While the full-time missionaries may go half a world away to share the gospel, the ward mission leader's efforts are centered on his neighbors. The story is on page 5.

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