Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Flight to Utah

Family, Friends, and everybody else that i love with all my heart:
Today was awesome!!! my first day at the MTC was an amazing experience!
the past three days were a new kind of experience. starting on Monday. the stake president gave me an assignment to place a book of Mormon before i got to Idaho... i am proud to say that i completed this assignment.
i was in the airport in Chicago when i decided to get a hot dog (like all good stories this story begins with food!) this hot dag was a large dog with all the fixens! but there was a problem with that. the onions, and pickles and all other various and sundry condiments fell all over the ground and my suit, but i didn't notice that until later. embarrassed i quickly told the lady sitting across from me that my food was just getting away from me, and walked off.
i boarded the plane and sat down, a man sat down next to me, i offered my name he offered his, to be honest i don't remember his name, but it hardly matters. he was going to salt lake for an information security conference, we really hit it off... but right after landing i found that he had fallen asleep... this was depressing because i had wanted to give him that book of Mormon that my stake president had given me. i prated that i would have guidance as to who and when i should give the Book of Mormon away. i tried to give it away but i never found an opportunity.
after the plane landed we parted and went our separate ways. i thought i had failed. but i made an oath to President Quinn that i would find a person to give it too. so i sat and i waited for my bus ride over to Idaho falls. a lady sat next to me. i was instantly happy. i thought i had recognized, it turns out she was the lady that i had spilled my hot dog in front of. i still hadn't cleaned it off the bottom of my pants, heck i hadn't even noticed it yet. i struck up a conversation with her. we talked i found out her name was Lilian and that she was from Africa. that was cool. but the conversation came to religion. i found out she was a reformed Christian and that she viewed religion as a way of life. she had Christ as her center... i talked about how i too had Christ at the center of my life and that the book of Mormon was another testament of Jesus Christ... i told her that if she read the book that she would come closer to Christ.
as most good stories this story ended well! she took the book and said that she would try to read it...
well I'm now at the MTC.
my mailing address is
Elder Davis Lynn McClellan
MTC Mailbox # 132
POR-LIS 0707
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604-1793
thank you all for your support and for all your love!

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