I applaud them for their choices and have no judgement on them not watching
conference, merely that I'm not sure I'd have admitted it.
They'll be fine missionaries and have made a wonderful choice to serve.I'm not judging them, rather applauding them for their moral
fortitude to admit they hadn't watched the session. I, on the other hand,
probably would have omitted that from the story. Take it as a judgement of my
own integrity; at least they shared the truth while I wasn't so sure
I'd have done the same.
@JP SkilletThis is not news. The Church's announcement
regarding the age changes was. The great increase in applications and callings
is. The fact that the large number of new mission calls are going to females is
news.But two "Jazz dancers" deciding to go is not, any more
than two bank tellers getting their calls. If this is what you fill
your mind with each day, I question where and in what you're increasing in
knowledge? This is triviality, not news.
@MapleDon - It's written about because people (like you) read the article
and it is thought provoking. It not, you wouldn't post. The fact that girls
can go at 19 is a huge change for the church and young women. It's
noteworthy that a seemingly unlikely "type" of person would serve a
mission. Not saying it's fair to characterize but that's why. I think
it's a great story and sets a good example. It's interesting.
That's why it's news.
Good luck to these young ladies. This will only make your lives better. And
speaking of better hope the Jazz are better when you return..
Why is this news?
Serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is among
the best things I have done with my life. Godspeed to these two new
Sisters in this blessed pursuit.
Looks to me like they have the right priorities in life. Good luck to them.
Re: Shamal - I think you are confused. my comments are in response to his
comment..."I'm not sure I'd have disclosed in the story that I
didn't watch General Conference."My point is that the
announcement was on Saturday, when many active, faithful LDS are working or tied
up with other Saturday commmittments, and that it's self-righteous and
ignorant to say such a thing. First, I was not offended by the comment. Second,
my response (nor Johnny Triumph's) comment had anything to do with their
outfits. haha this is funny. #lostintranslation
So if someone out of Utah County says something judgmental, that's supposed
to come as no surprise to those who live in SL County? I live in SL County, and
I don't think so prejudicially. Looks like some of my fellow countymen need
to take a look in the mirror.
Way to go "Johnny T"..., you totally missed the point!I am
so impressed by the story of these two young women. They are a wonderful example
to all young women who choose to serve the Lord, which hopefully includes my own
daughter--who is also a dancer. Their lives will never be the same, changing for
the better, and I hope that that all who learn from these sisters will
experience a feeling of hope, upliftment and joy in their lives.God
Be With You!
Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT said, "I'm not sure I'd have
disclosed in the story that I didn't watch General Conference..."Comments like these add to the stereotypical self-righteousness of Utah
County. Glad to see class act missionaries come from somewhere else.
thunder struck,What on earth was there to be offended about in that
comment? Do you disagree?They are Jazz dancers. Many of them have
PARENTS who blush when they see their outfits. They are big girls. You
don't need to pounce at the first hint of somebody putting together what
you're already thinking.Utah County(NuSkin included) wishes them
Wow! There are too many 'likes' on Johnny Triumph's comments. Why
judge here when to young women are electing to serve? I wish these two dancers
I will say that I expect that these young ladies will be well received by many
in their mission areas. As the Father of two young women who attended missions,
I am confident that these young ladies will find their experience to be a lot of
work . .. but their commitment to their church is admirable.Only in
the Deseret News!
2 dancers going on a mission?Awesome!Don't know if
I'd tell the elders they'll work with, "Yeah, by the way, I used
to dance for a professional basketball team." ha! ha!Oh well,
word will get out anyway.Work hard, sisters, work HARD!
Congratulations Sisters. You will NEVER regret your decision. What an
inspirational moment you have shared with us! Best wishes all your lives!
Re: Johnny Triumph - that remark is judgemental and frankly I'm not
surprised to see you're in UT county. The announcement was on Saturday; do
you watch every single saturday session ever! If so, that is wonderful! Yet not
an offense if you don't. Eitherway, keep those judgemental comments to
yourself and don't diminish the significant of these girls serving and the
example they are setting.
My daughter just returned from Resistencia and she will love it there, though it
is not the easiest of missions. The Argentine people are great.
To "Johnny Triumph" she was at work, and the announcement was made on a
Saturday session. There are tons of young adults that have to work on Saturday.
There is nothing wrong with having to work on a Saturday and missing GC.
I rarely get to watch General Conference live... what a great day and age we
live in where I have it on demand, on my iphone, whenever I want to listen!The Phoenix Suns dancers often advertise their other jobs during Suns
games... as exotic dancers. I have assumed that was the norm for professional
cheer leaders, and was pleasantly surprised by this article.
I guess some cheerleaders are telling the truth when they shout "We've
got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how 'bout you!". Anyway,
You go sisters. May your experience in serving create many joyful memories.
you have GOT to be kidding me!
Huge congrats to these fine young ladies. Huge negatives to the negative
Congratulations to these young women. Finally they get a chance to work for a
winning team. And even better, no hot pants required.“I plan
to stay in great shape while on my mission," said Washburn (the one going to
Argentina). We'll see how long that lasts after they stuff a few milanesas
into you. The food in Argentina is great and most every missionary packs on a
few pounds. Good luck.
I'm not sure I'd have disclosed in the story that I didn't watch
Good for both of these young ladies. Serving a mission is a big sacrifice in
many respects. Kudos to both and good luck on their willingness to serve. The
cheering section for those P-Day basketball games will never be the same :o)
Good job you two! Way to be great examples to other girls. Keep it up!