The Missionary Position 

Crazyness, Godliness?

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John Keiter
Served mission in Alaska, 2003-05

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Is crazyness next to Godliness?

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This guy Mark lived across the street from me above my missionary friends. We got the feeling that he wasn’t all there. One day, I was taking out boxes to the dumpsters across the street and this porcelain donkey came flying out his window. We began monitoring his tantrums. He threw out flowers, biscuits, a basketball and a 25-pound dumbbell. Mark became our main source of entertainment. One day, our zone leader came to check up on us. He invited Mark to church, not knowing he was crazy. I was in the missionary choir the day Mark came. We were singing these really slow and beautiful choir songs like “Ave Maria” and “Jesus Once of Humble Birth,” and I looked out into the congregation and there was Mark, head-banging in the pews.

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