“I’m Going to Idaho!”

There’s a funny scene in the movie Singles’ Ward where one of the characters gets his mission call. He finally opens it and learns he is going to Idaho. His buddies are all disappointed for him–but he is actually excited for the prospect. The humor derives from the likelihood that probably no prospective missionary dreams of going to Idaho for his mission.

One of our speakers at church today told a story that made me think of that scene. His son recently received a letter from an elder serving in Africa.

The elder had been a listless young 18-year old in Idaho when the speaker’s son was serving there as a missionary. The young man had gone on a split-off with the Idaho missionary. They went tracting together, and didn’t get in a single door. Hardly a memorable experience.

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