April 16

A mission had been in the mind of our son since he was old enough to plan, so when his call came to go to South Germany, excitement ran high. The weeks to follow were crowded with memorizing lessons, medical and dental appointments, shopping, obtaining a passport, and numerous other activities.

With a head full of missionary thoughts, he stopped at the bank one day to buy travelers' checks.

"What denomination?" asked the bank teller.



"Oh," the missionary looked chagrined, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints."

When the teller still looked puzzled, he suddenly blushed as he realized what denomination he meant. "Ten dollars, please!"


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Speaking about finances with her granddaughter, a grandmother stated, “In spite of the cost of living, it still seems to be popular.”

Encouraging the brethren to exercise regularly, the High Priest Group leader said, “Pushing sixty is not exercise enough.” (Stories and Jokes of Mormon Folks, compiled by Bruce E. Dana, p. 16)

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Three Be’s for Looking on the Bright Side If someone stole your wallet:

Be glad your teenagers already took out all the cash.

Be thankful you don’t carry any credit cards.

Be appreciative that you get another chance to take a better drivers license picture. (Latter-day Saint Wit and Wisdom, by David J. Brown, p. 123)

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Spencer W. Kimball had to take several kinds of medication for various conditions, but he didn’t like the fact. When his son suggested that he take another pill, he replied, I don’t want to take any more pills. I am already the ‘piller’ of the Church” (Kimball, “Spencer W. Kimball,” BYU Studies 25[4]:66). (Best-Loved Humor of the LDS People, p. 237)

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J. Golden Kimball: “It is my desire to read to you, and it is going to take me a little time. It will take me about eight minutes, and that is time enough to put about one half of you asleep.” (J. Golden Kimball, His Sermons, December 1891-April 1938, edited by Bonnie Taylor, 112)

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Mission Mania,  p. 43

Mission Mania, p. 43