.. serving a Mormon Mission goes beyond being a young salesperson ..<quoted text>
These "missionaries" are young salespeople working for a church to grow its membership and increase its collections. Salespeople are always solicitous, especially young, idealistic ones.
But how about the church that sent them there and is taking credit for and benefiting from their acts of kindness? Apparently that church isn't even underwriting their expenses.
That's typical. Good people in a self-serving church making the church seem better than it is.
.. for two years, your life is devoted to knocking on doors, prayer, scripture reading and studying LDS literature. Dating is taboo and there is little contact with your family ..
.. after serving a mission, you return to reality. Or, do you ??..