When I say extreme, it's really only extreme in my mind. I got to go to a really cool place, plus I got to listen to a really cool person.
Dinner on Wednesday was down inside a canyon. The guy works for 'parks and rec' and lives in a home that was made for those who work at the park(Malad Gorge). There are about 170 acres of beautiful outdoors that we are free to roam on(on P-Day). Eventually(when I don't have dry cleaning that needs picking up or hair that needs to be cut), we'll go out there, and I'll take some awesome pictures in the peaceful wilderness nestled in the canyon.
Saturday we got to go to Twin Falls and listen to Elder Jeffrey R Holland and President Tad R Callister of the presidency of the 70. Their main subject was being converted and committed. I have a full page of notes that would take too long to copy. If you would like to get a copy of them and an explanation of what the notes mean, you can email me(firstname.lastname@example.org) or write me at the Wendell address:
Elder Soren Mann
3134 S 1900 E B
Wendell, ID 83355
or the mission office
Elder Soren Mann
Idaho Boise Mission
1111 S Cole Road
Boise, ID 83709
What I will comment on is the "unspectacularnous" of their speaking(how natural they were). They weren't all high and mighty or even super solemn and ...something that goes along with that. President Callister used a whiteboard! He drew pictures and used bullets and things that regular people do! Elder Holland walked through the audience with his hands in his pockets, occasionally pausing to put his hand on a shoulder or run his fingers through someone's hair. He was close and a part of us. He wasn't some super special guy. Just like the scriptures say(paraphrasing) "let him that his greatest among you be your servant."