Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Wearing of "The Badge"

If you have worn "The Badge" of a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints you know that when you pin it on it is an instant conversation starter or conversation shunner.  We have had every imaginable reaction that you can think of.  Our favorite came this past Tuesday.  We had traveled to East London (about two hours from Port Alfred) for a Zone Conference.  We had decided to stay at a B & B Tuesday night and do some shopping in civilization on Wednesday.  When we checked in to "Porky's B&B" the owner greeted us and took a close look at what was written on the badge.  "Oh, she said".  You are representatives of a church."  " I thought it was an Alzheimer's badge.  In case you got lost someone would claim you".  Maybe it was the white hair that tipped her off.  Come to think of it, that would be a great lead in to the church.  "Let us tell you about someone that we know that can claim you".  I think I will try that next time!

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