I like watching Jon Stewart. Yeah, I admit it. LOL.
I thought I'd watch a show from this last week, when one of the commercials caught my attention. It's for a musical called The Book of Mormon. The problem? It's written and created by the guys who created South Park. Irreverent would be a word for it.
Their plot is this: They are taking two Salt Lake City boys who, at the age of 18, get sent off on a mission to Africa where they find themselves ill prepared for the poverty and hardships the African people deal with as a part of life.
There's just one problem with this: it's completely false. The even bigger problem than this: the men creating this obviously don't know that yet.
For starters, missionaries leave home when they are 19, not 18.
The writers also assume that life in Salt Lake City doesn't prepare you for what's out there. There are more non-Mormons in Salt Lake City than there are Mormons in Salt Lake City.
The writers also do not understand that while missionaries are never 100% prepared for where they serve (this includes the rest of the world, folks), that doesn't mean they can't handle what's going on. It's the work of God, not man. It also does not mean the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormons) are not going to be there to help them out.
In fact, speaking of serving missions in Africa, what these guys don't know that I do, is I have good friends (my former Stake President and his wife) are currently serving in Africa. In the Congo. Would you like to see their blog talking about it?