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Missionary service requires sacrifice, and for BYU pitcher Tom Gatten, one of the sacrifices was setting aside his baseball career for two years. His apprehensions were overcome by a desire to serve, and the blessings he received when he returned home compensated for the lost time.

As with participants in most activities, baseball players find that a mission enhances, rather than detracts from, their abilities. Stories on page 11.

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