Admittedly, I'm torn with conflicting reactions to this story. At surface
level, I could be critical: couldn't the time and money be better spent
sharing the gospel and assisting the poor? But then I remember President
Hinckley's reaction to the Half-pipe at the Olympics and the Savior's
reaction when a woman used expensive ointment to anoint his feet.But I
have appreciation for the two men's ability to do 'hard things'.
Earning the Eagle Scout rank is no small task, Their challenge to do hard things
sets an example for young men currently involved in scouting and sports.I
can’t judge how far their experience may influence others--if not in a
missionary way, then at least in the example to face life's challenges
courageously.I also think of spouse, family members, and fiance left at
home--reminiscent of the days when early male married saints were called on
missions while wives and children struggled at home--or crossed the plains by
themselves.We can learn much from pondering these men's experience,
but no room to consider them here. Thanks, guys and DesNews, for making the
DN,Thank you for including this piece in your on-line edition.
great accomplishment - hats off to these two guys
Knowing Steve Pearson, there are few people who have a passion for
accomplishment. Keep your eyes on this kid (well, I guess he is the man). He is
going places. High places, obviously.