Monday, July 24, 2017

The MTC Zone

As missionaries often put it: "Days seem like weeks and weeks seem like days in the MTC."

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pioneer Stories

Of course these stories are just the start of the exaggerations men are prone to share when they get together to reflect on the good old days. Included in their tall tales are the following:

"After I carried the entire company across a frozen river, I then went back and carried their teams of oxen too."

"My handcart was in such bad shape that I dragged it without wheels the last 400 miles."

"I don't even like crickets."

Did I miss any?

Monday, July 17, 2017

P-Day Letter Home

For many missionaries, P-Day is entirely too short to write a letter home. This often results in messages like this one.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Walking Distance

The term walking distance probably meant something different to Brigham Young than it does to you or me.

Today's clever pioneer-themed gag comes from faithful reader Ray P.

Monday, July 10, 2017


Poor Brother Love, he should have tried selling alarm systems or solar energy.

I filled in for an MTC teacher as a long term sub for about two weeks shortly after returning home from my mission. It was great experience, but within those two weeks, I realized that it was still just a job.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Canoe Water Fight

No scout camp/girls camp/youth conference is worth its salt if it doesn't include at least one epic canoe water fight. Unfortunately for me, the last couple such events I've attended as a leader have ended with my canoe sinking to the bottom of the lake and me enjoying a refreshing dunk in ice cold water.

Maybe it's time to consider my retirement from such activities...

Monday, July 3, 2017

Weight Gain Worries Resolved

Looks like Elder Strong has worked through all his weight gain concerns. Now he can go back to enjoying all the bounties the MTC cafeteria has to offer.