Saturday, May 29, 2010
This is one of my first missionary drawings. Missionaries represent Jesus Christ, or in my Spanish-speaking case, Jesu Cristo, which is a very big calling. If you look close, you will see that I accidentaly spanglished the name tag, it says "Iglesia of" instead of "Iglesia de." Mistakes included, my mission was the best thing I'd ever done.
I'm not really sure what this drawing was about. But there's Elder Whiting reading his mail, and me wishing I had some mail from home too. Although, I do have some nice muscles going on. Anyway, I like this drawing quite a bit because it actually has some background in it, the missionary apartment in Lexington.
I was in New Albany, Indiana, for one of my areas and served with Elder Price. Here's a funny story I wrote home about:
We met a guy on the street who had a nose ring in his nose who explained it was the right of passage among his Irish ancestral tribe. He also said if felt "like being punched in the face." So I said, "at least you're not Cherokee- they had the sun dance." He gives me this serious look and says "Actually, I'm part Cherokee too." and he pulls up his shirt to to show me the wounds from the hooks. "I'm a man now" he said.As I recall, he wasn't interested in learning about the Book of Mormon. Elder Price was an artist himself, and he drew the drawing below. He's on the left, I'm on the right.
President Packard served as the mission president, and he was the second president that I met there. The quote about Egypt was a phrase he used, at least once, to refer to his arrival in the field. Although he was a lot nicer than any pharaoh you'll read about in the bible.
I served with Elder Reidhead lots of times, but this is one of the better drawings of him. He always said he wanted to be a specific kind of maxillo-something dentist/surgeon, and he's on track for that now. He spoke excellent Spanish and got along with just about everybody.