As for the food police, I am sure there's some locals (in Provo) who would abuse
the privilege of being able to drop a treat to the missionaries at the mtc, but
when we travel to the area, which is very infrequently, and have wanted to drop
a treat it has cost us an exorbitant amount of money to have one delivered by
the so called "good deed" companies that service the mtc.We have a son who is large. He had ask if there was a certain weight he needed
to be and was told there was not so he had his physical was found healthy. His
papers went off and we waited to no avail. Finally our stake president called
and told us he had to lose 100 lbs. It took him a year, but he work, lost the
weight, and went out with the elders 3 or 4 times a week. I believe it was a
blessing in disguise. He has now been out for 18 months and loves his mission!
He is definitely serving exactly where he is suppose to be.
Really? We're all created in gods image, of various sizes, races and gender, but
put on a few pounds and god punts you?
to byu rugby: Did you know that the problem isn't being a full-time missionary.
Many of those who quit attending church actually starts long before they reach
the age of 18 or 19. They raised the bar on who would be called. There is a
difference between being overweight and obese. We currently have a missionary
in our mission that was borderline with the weight standards. He has been up
and down on his mission. He is a good missionary and is doing great work.The rest is that many things that once allowed a missionary to enter the
mission field is no longer allowed. Oh, by the way did you know that you can't
get in to the US Military if you are overweight and you have monthly weight ins
as well. Did you also know that many individuals are discharged annually
because of weight problems? The missionaries on in God's army and he sets the
standards. Maybe if you really are upset about it, you should take it up with
who sets the standards.
"many important points touching the salvation of men, had been taken from
the Bible, or lost before it was compiled " (Joseph Smith History of the
Church, v. 1, p. 245)
"MTC Food Police"Funny picture- not funny situation. The
church bureaucracy is really out of wack with regard to the missionary weight
issue. There are thousands of young men who will not serve missions because of
the missionary department Health Nazis have decided that the 99 are more
important than the 1. If you say anything, you are first told that there are
statistics regarding obesity and extra missionary costs. Then you are accused
of not being faithful enough to loose the weight. So, the result is
now less worthy young men serve missions and transition into full activity as
adults. Then we have to listen to overweight general authorities at conference
complain about the horrible reduction in activity percentages during the
transition from Aaronic Priesthood into the Melchezidic Priesthood. I
wonder how the missionary department figured out what the worth of a soul is in
terms of USD? Oh well, now that they have it figured out, we should be able to
save all kinds of money by calculating how much to spend on Humanitarian aid,
missionary work in less productive parts of the world, etc. Just as long as the
members in those missions aren't fat!
Love, love, love the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible video! The
videos that the Church puts out now are done very well. They are a perfect way
to share our beliefs with friends on Facebook and the internet.Thanks for
sharing this video!