The answer is 42.
Hitchhiker reference. Awesome.
I’m north of Salt Lake, up in Layton. Would love to meet some ‘naclers sometime. Just sayin’.]]>
MCQ, I think that’s a great idea. I hope you do better than I did.]]>
Steve, maybe we can coerce Rusty to host something. And Shake Shack burgers are overrated (but their frozen custard is divine.)]]>
In my experience, the thing that works better than anything is inviting non-members to quality activities. Neighborhood parties, missionary farewell open houses, baby blessings, ward Christmas dinners, Relief Society weekday meetings, etc.]]>
Ardis and Marjorie, you are unquestionably welcome to our next convocation. You can bring the beer.
And thanks for the pointers. I will avoid all talks and lessons on missionary work like the plague. To me, missionary work is best when no one knows that’s what they’re doing.]]>
I would also ditto everything Ardis has already said so well about member missionary efforts and guilt trips. i guess the only real difference in Ardis approach and mine, is I will “talk back”. (One of the perks of being an “old lady.”)]]>
Re the Ward Mission Leader thing: As a ward member, I don’t like having missionary goals set for me by somebody else. I won’t say so, but I won’t work for that imposed goal, either. (See above re passive aggression.)
Also, if you ever do a Sunday School class or Sacrament meeting harangue on member-missionary work, don’t spend 35 minutes outlining — or dragging out of class members — every imaginable or unimaginable excuse for not sharing the gospel, long after everybody has lost any vestige of interest, and then spend the last five minutes lecturing us on how to overcome the most trivial of those excuses.
Sorry. I don’t know what works. I know a few things that don’t work, though.]]>