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Published: Wednesday, May 30 2012 10:00 a.m. MDT

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Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

Sounds like a great decision. Best wishes to Mr. Ford in all his endeavors. Seems to be well-balanced and not just by the fact that he can stand up on ice skates with both hands in his pockets.

Spanish Fork, UT

Phil Ford is making decisions that will positively affect his life and many others. May the Lord continue to bless this young man and may he continue on a good path.


Good luck with your mission, Phil! You won't regret serving.

Marysville, WA

Phil, you have a great attitude, and the right priorities. As a RM and a rabid BYU sports fan, I can't wait to see you bring the passion you show and the maturity you will have when you show up to LES in three years. I'll fly down for your first game and be that fan cheering the loudest when you make plays. In the meantime, best wishes and Godspeed!

Eagle Mountain, UT

Sounds lik a fantastic young man with a good sense of priorities. Great decision. Serve with the right attitude and it will be an incredible experience for you.

San Francisco, CA

Thank you, Brother Ford.

Bountiful, UT

Great choice Brother Ford. You won't regret your decision.

Springville, UT

The Iowa Western women's soccer coach was out here last week attending a few of the games at the State Cup soccer tournament.

When talking with him I mentioned that Phil was in the news out here and the coach stated that Phil is the real deal on the football team and that he talks openly about his conversion and experiences as this news article states.

It sounds like he will be a great missionary.

Congratulations Phil on your decision to serve!

Highland, UT

Another great story, I just love to read this stuff. Congratulations on your choice Phil and I have no doubt you will be a great missionary. Even though I only know you through these articles I feel a lot of pride knowing what a fine representative of the church you already are. You've just really made me feel good since I first read about you. Thank you.

Lone Star Cougar
Plano, TX

Dear Brother Phil,

I am so glad that you have made this important decision to serve. God Bless!!!

Utes Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

Serving a mission will end up being the right choice. Congratulations on your choice to serve!

the boonies, mexico

I'm a retiree young man and admire your decision. It's nice that you are making your own priorities but you should also know missions can be served "anytime", competitive athletics can't!

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

No, Vince, missions cannot be served anytime, at least not the kind Phil wants to do.

Idaho Falls, ID

What a great kid!

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

I think this kid is listening to the right people.

Idaho Falls, ID

Is this the unfair advantage that Norman Chow was speaking of?

Iowa City, IA

It seems as though this kids is on fire.

Great things will happen.

Best wishes.

Apollo Beach, FL

Truly an inspiration wish you all the best.

Uncle Rico Coug

You've made the right choice Brother Ford! The mission will not only bring others the truth of the gospel but it will provide you with a firm foundation that will make your testimony strong for eternity. You are truly an example for me and other members of The Church to look up to.

We will look forward to you playing football in 3 years at BYU and we will be cheering for you!

Orem, Utah

Congratulations Phil on your desire to serve. As an RM myself, you will not regret the opportunity you have before you. Football can wait and I will look forward to you joining the Cougars! upon your return.

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