Missions are Fun

Preston Temple photo taken 21 Nov. 2010

A missionary is someone who leaves his or her home for a little while so others can have their families forever.

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Our Mission Scriptures

Our Mission Scriptures:

"Oh, that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart . . . Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth." Alma 29:1-2 (Book of Mormon)

" . . . be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58 (Bible)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Okay, so the American Goal Wasn't Spectacular

Last night (Saturday) was the HUGE football game.  I only wish I could show you how crazy the fans have gone over the World Cup Game.  English flags are flying over the streets and out windows.  Cars everywhere have at least two flags flying in their windows.  I didn't have my camera to catch some of the best scenes, but I may be able to catch some later while the games go on.


England thinks they won because the ball was dropped and the U.S.A. got a point.  It is a tie no matter how one looks at it (1-1).  The teams seemed fairly equal in ability.  We were lucky enough to get to go to a nice member's home to watch our first ever English football game (the mission president gave permission for all missionaries to watch it because nothing could get done during that time anyway).  The men playing this type of football run up and down on the field without breaks, unless someone gets hurt.  There are advertisements only at half time.  They have to be some of the best athletes in the world with the kind of stamina it takes to play.  The goal keepers are very skilled and quick.

Needless to say, having English and Americans cheering their teams on in the same room was wild and all in good fun.

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