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Monday, May 16, 2011

Missionaries at the Space Center

Today at the Space Center we had Missionaries come do a space mission as their P day activity. I mean real LDS full-time 19 year old boys and 21 year old girls missionaries serving here in Utah County. It was one of the funniest things I have experienced in a long time.

Their mission was to find a group of criminal aliens who were selling illegal drugs and arrest them. During the mission they found the aliens and contacted them by radio. The topic of conversation turned to one of the aliens who had died because of drug use. The missionaries told them they would see him again some day. They taught the aliens about life after death and the plan of salvation. It was super fabulous.

One part of the mission involves a release of harmful radiation. As ship's doctor I started calling some of them down for radiation poisoning. The missionaries wanted to give the "sick" elder a blessing. Needless to say, I cured the ailing Elder using my magic M and M's before the other could get to him. I didn't think it would be appropriate to be giving blessings for pretend illnesses on an imaginary spaceship :)

Most of them had really cool accents as well, so it was super fun to hear them talk. It was a really fun day at the Space Center.

Julie Anna Sanchez
Space Center Volunteer
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