So today I had the slightly surreal experience of having our ward mission leader approach me in the hallway with a visitor in tow, saying “there she is–she’s our Ward Sunstoner. She just got back from the symposium” with a beaming grin on his face.
Turns out that he (the WML) had met a young man during a fair at which our ward was manning a family history booth. The young man seemed well-informed, and eventually confessed to being a member. “But,” he said, “I’m more a Sunstone than Sacrament Meeting kind of guy.” So WML convinced him that it was possible to do both, and was thrilled that the Ward Choir Director/RS Secretary/Music Chairman/Sacrament Meeting Chorister was also a bona fide Sunstone reader and subscriber who could be called upon for witty banter to distract our visitor (who works for the DNC) from the running Republican sniping that passes for discussion of the Book of Mormon in Sunday School.
In closing, I just want to say that I hope that we can all remember the importance of being missionaries and setting a good example by attending the Sunstone symposium!