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John Gillespie: Served his mission in Merida, Mexico 1989-1991

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What was your most embarrassing moment?

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My worst fear at that time was to pass gas in public. So you can imagine my horror when the internal alarms were sounding. I walked over to the door and stuck as much of myself out as possible. I passed the gas. I thought I was in the clear, I wasn’t. Within a minute, everyone in the room was looking at me and saying “Oohh, Elder!” I tried to blame it on the trash, but they did not buy it.

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