Norwich grads head to South America on Mormon mission

NORWICH Two young Norwich men will be spending the next two years of their lives on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and learning the Spanish language along the way.

Ben Mennis headed to Provo, Utah last week to receive missionary training, cultural skills and to brush up on the Spanish dialect before heading to Trujillo, Peru, his final destination. The 19-year-old Norwich High School graduate will spend the next two years within a 400-mile radius of the city knocking on doors, doing service work, teaching people about the Mormon religion and staying in church-owned apartments along the way.

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