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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Baseball Has Become a Lot More Interesting . . .

Last night after another little league baseball game, my 14-year-old son said, "Baseball has become a lot more interesting now that everybody is talking about the Church." On Monday, one of the team members noticed that my wife was wearing a BYU sweater and asked my son if he was Mormon. "Cool," the Catholic boy said. "That's a sweet faith." He and another team member had done separate school reports about the Mormons, and were interested in learning more. And now other team members have been asking my son all sorts of interesting questions. He's really enjoyed the chance to talk to them about the Church.

(Ever notice how frequently Mormons are the topic of school reports?)

"A sweet faith" - yes, I guess I have to agree.

Interesting how a simple BYU sweater could lead to interesting opportunities to share the Gospel and enhance the enjoyment level of baseball.


Dave said...

Nice story, Jeff. So maybe all that general PR work the Church is doing is having an effect. I wonder if 30 years ago a leader stood up in one of their early meetings and said: "Our goal, brethren, is that someday, when a teenager hears their friend is LDS, they'll say, 'Wow, that's a sweet faith' instead of something else, likely mean or unkind."

Bro. Brandon B. said...

Sweeeeet. Esspecially when I get relief society goodies!