there are a couple of instances that caused a lot of commotion in the mission. the best however was when one of the secretaries stole the ap’s computer, about $500 dollars in cash, and then ran off with a gay guy to tijuana. it was of couse, instantly discussed throughout the mission, we were in veracruz, and tijuana is far away, and the elder was an american, and why would you run off to tijuana… there are so many other more acceptable places to go in mexico if you are just trying to avoid responsability, and i imagine better places to meet men.]]>
I do not believe its against the WOW. Once I was at a ward BBQ in South Africa on my mission and I was drinking a one liter bottle. The bishops 10 year old daughter about had a heart attack!! He then called me over and said that lots of the ward members were opposed to Coke so to avoid controversy could I please not drink it???
Reluctantly I threw the bottle away.]]>
at about 4:30-5:00 after several hours of tracting, it sure sounded nice to go check on an appointment on the other side of your area in the air conditioned car listening to a little music!
We were not supposed to use the A/C (supposedly to save gas) and they ripped the radios right out of the dashboard, covering the gaping hole with some sort of slogan about safety I’ve long since forgotten.
Still, it was nice to have a car.]]>
As far as the mission rules about not going into homes of the opposite sex, its generally a good idea 1) prevents temptation 2) prevents false accusation and 3) keeps silly 19 year olds focused (even the most righteous can falter). Sure it was annoying, but most of the time we got around it by bringing a local ward member (which is usually better for long term activity).
The dumbest thing I ever heard in our mission was the rumor about the elders and sisters “hot tubbing” in the stake center. Apparently this was why, 9 years later, only the zone leaders had a key to the building, and it was chained to a huge license plate like key tag.]]>
I was in Rosario; were you?]]>