Monday, October 12, 2015

Homecoming Talk Two Years Too Early

Today's strip is a continuation of the strip featured last week. I don't know if this was unique to me or if other missionaries were prone to do it, but at the beginning of my service in Slovenia I would narrate in my head all the things I was going to include in my homecoming talk. This probably continued for about a month or two where I sketched out time and again the content of my homecoming talk.

The problem I faced, like Elder Van Dyke, is I didn't have any conclusions to my stories. So I ultimately abandoned my exercise until about the night before I spoke to my home ward roughly 22 months later. (Of course, by abandoning the practice of viewing every event that took place around me as potential material for a sermon, I became a much better missionary.)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Church Mice

Today's gag comes courteous of faithful reader Emily P. who claims that with four wards with large primaries meeting in her building, they could feed a whole nest of mice.

Monday, October 5, 2015

October 2015 General Conference Recap Packet

Here's your printable General Conference recap packet. Click here to download a printable copy. This one's especially challenging, so review your notes (or Kevin Beckstrom's notes if you didn't keep them yourself).

Trials Bring Forth Great Homecoming Talk Material

Here's one at the beginning of Elder Van Dyke's mission. For a greenie, he's spending too much time planning his homecoming talk.

Please check back on this page later today for my General Conference recap.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

General Conference Super Fan

It's been a long six months, I'm pretty excited for this weekend too.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Foreign Trade Policy

As a missionary, I'd occasionally get a talking to about politics. Some very well-informed folks would raise some serious questions and concerns about the state of US foreign affairs. The problem was, I was a young 19 to 20-year-old who cared little about any of that stuff. I've become more engaged since then, but it still strikes me funny that some folks expected anything to come out of talking to this US citizen.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sunday School Answers

Having taught Sunday School from time to time, I'll admit to considering this option.