Saturday, June 27, 2009

The church’s moving company

So as i mentioned a bit ago, my family is moving to Alaska. We’re in the midst of the move itself right now (hence the gap between the last post and this one), and so i’ve been thinking about moving, naturally enough, and particularly:

When did the Elders Quorums become the official moving company for the church?

I was an Elders Quorum president a while back, and i got a call once from someone about 10:00 am, and he told me that he was on the road driving his U–Haul, and would get in about 2:00 pm that same day, and could i get a few of the elders to help him move in?

Well, since i didn’t get the message until the evening, i didn’t get him any help—and you know what? I felt no guilt. At all.

Well, Jeanne and i just loaded everything up by ourselves without using help from the elders quorum. I am apparently not a good member of the church—i should have called my elders quorum president for help the night before our shipping containers were to be picked up. Right?


David said...

For a Church so focused on self-reliance, it is unfortunate that many members feel they can rely on the EQ to move them.

Last week I helped a guy move and only three guys from the EQ showed up. He just thought that asking the EQ to make an announcement was all that he needed to do to arrange for moving. And he was the ward's emergency preparedness specialist so he had a ton of food storage. Not fair for just three guys to do all that!

Heather the Mama Duk said...

We helped a family move who thought the church was their own personal moving company. Three days later we had them packed and moved. And that was about a dozen people working most of that three days. Insane.