We escorted our new interns to church today. I am sure the bus driver about fainted when 30+ young adults boarded his bus and completely filled it up so there was standing room only on a Sunday morning. It must be something for a regular Washingtonian to see that many bright eyed, wholesome young adults headed to Church on a Sunday morning talking and laughing together.
I can't remember if I recorded this so excuse me if I did but between breaks a man came to the Barlow. He had his business card and knew who we were. He lives in our building and has talked to us about what we do at the Barlow. He told Lydia that he has seen groups of young people going to church and he was looking for a good place for a young intern that his business was bringing into the area to live. He wanted to rent a room. She had to explain that this was a private building and that we didn't rent rooms. I was impressed to think that this gentleman had seen our interns and wanted his new intern around these BYU student.
After church we came home and broke our fast. I started working on the final edits on my book. We made some little taco thing from Costco to take to the pot luck dinner at the ward at 6:30. It was a regional young adult gathering for dinner and then the World Wide Devotional. We went back to church and had a ball hanging out with young adults. We are as comfortable with them as we are in a regular ward setting. They are our friends.
The devotional was also wonderful. It was about Joseph Smith and the different account of the first vision. I am glad we were there.