The car in front is the church vehicle that we drove. It is a long drive about 7 1/2 hours to Memphis including the stops. We made it in good time.
Memphis first ward is amazing. They are very integrated. It was dying on the vine and then two years ago things started moving and 18 months ago the one active boy invited two of his inner city friends to play basketball with him on Tuesday nights at the Church. The missionaries, ( now 4 sets) must have also played with them. As a result of the Young Men's basketball program as a starter the ward has had 70 baptisms in the last 18 months. Yes SEVENTY. They are a great and caring ward and have strong leaders, of course there are many problems but they know how to help each other. It was a great experience to meet them and do all we could to help them understand better how to get jobs and to use the new website.