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Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« on: January 02, 2011, 12:30:33 pm »
Well not really. But I might as well.

On June 30, 2011 I'm leaving for Cape Town, South Africa on my Mission. I'll be there for two years during which time there will be no computers save for e-mail once a week, no books other than scriptures and a very small list of Church books, no music save for Church music, no TV and no news except for what the members see fit to tell us. All day most days of the week will be spent either preaching the Gospel, studying the Gospel, or serving those in need of service. As far as I know.

I'm so excited!


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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011, 12:36:43 pm »
You're Mormon, right?
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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2011, 12:51:47 pm »
Give me your address there. For real.

I'll send you some stuff (nothing bad) on the down-low and whatnot. I am serious.

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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2011, 01:06:58 pm »
My LDS friend, who I thought was exceptionally bright to be religious, just told me the other day that he more-or-less doesn't believe in any gods.

What a relief that was! I thought I might lose him on a mission too, while he's such good company.

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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2011, 01:14:37 pm »
While I don't share, understand, or or even like your religion, I wish you the best of luck in your endeavor.

Remember to check in on us when you get back, we heathen bastards are gonna miss you.
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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2011, 01:16:39 pm »
So, why no computer time for two years?  I'd understand if you were going to some third world country, but I've been led to believe that South Africa is fairly industrialized, especially in Cape Town.
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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2011, 01:21:12 pm »
Good luck on your mission Kishmond! We'll miss you.

I'm not sure what else to say here.

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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2011, 01:37:38 pm »
Good luck to the extent that you remain healthy and happy.

However, I hope you convert no one. :D
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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2011, 01:42:54 pm »
I disagree with the concept of missionary work in the religious sense entirely. However i still hope you have fun and help some people out there.

Just don't do what several christian sects are notrious for in regions like that and discourage the use of condoms as a means of preventing AIDS. I hate it when people do that.

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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2011, 01:44:16 pm »
Good bye. Too bad i think that missions are as outdated as bloodletting.
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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2011, 01:50:59 pm »
*a goodbye message ending with some reason why you and people like you suck*

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Wishing Kishmond farewell is enough, guys.

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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2011, 01:52:49 pm »
I don't mean there will be no physical computers there. Just no video games, Internet, and such. It has nothing to do with how developed the country is.

Good bye. Too bad i think that missions are as outdated as bloodletting.

Does outdated mean the same thing as not effective?

By the way I'm still not leaving for another 6 months. In case you missed that.
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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2011, 01:55:10 pm »
Good bye. Too bad i think that missions are as outdated as bloodletting.

Does outdated mean the same thing as not effective?

This depends on what you mean by 'effective'.

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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2011, 02:06:39 pm »
That's what I meant, why no internet time for two years?
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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2011, 02:10:34 pm »
I think missions are effective because the people you target are uneducated and destitute, like in Africa. Notice how few Mormons there are in North America (educated and not-so-poor) in terms of percentage. Statistic I found on Mormon website=1.67 percent in US. Then again, world wide, you're smaller than Judaism, 12 to 13 million. So maybe they aren't as effective as you think they are. I can't find stats for Africa.
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