Here are some fun pictures of the Lord’s Servants doing “normal” things in public. We say “normal” because it’s not necessarily normal to throw the opening pitch at a LA Dodgers game, or have a conversation with Jerry Sloan. It’s fun to realize that they are human just like you and I, only with very special callings from the Lord. Enjoy!
My Public Apostle Sighting
I remember the first time I saw an apostle in public. I was coming home from a business trip and few into the Salt Lake City airport. I retrieved my luggage from the baggage claim and walked casually out to the passenger pickup area. As I walked down the sidewalk, I saw a older feller sitting with his wife on a bench with their luggage. Just as I walked by he looked up and my eyes met the eyes of Elder Robert D. Hales! My heart immediately skipped a beat. I felt like a little boy seeing his sports hero or something. In my shock, I tried to be normal. “Hi, I’m Brandon Young.” I said nervously. “Nice to meet you.” He politely replied. An awkward silence followed. “Where ya coming from?” I asked. “We were visiting some Saints in Hawaii.” “Cool.” I again nervously said while looking at him and his wife. At that time, a car pulled up and he informed me that it was his ride. “Can I help with your luggage?” I asked. “Sure!” So I grabbed Elder and Sister Hales luggage, loaded it in the trunk of the car, shook his hand and just like that he was gone. It was an awesome experience I will never forget.
If you’ve ever met or seen an apostle in public, we would love to hear! Share your story in the comments below.
Brandon is a son, brother, husband and father to a 10lb miniature goldendoodle. Brandon has served in various church capacities including full-time missionary in Madrid, Spain, youth instructor, Young Men's Presidency, Elders Quorum Presidency and currently juggles his bishop's busy schedule as the executive secretary. Brandon owns LDSBookstore.com which recently was featured in the Utah 100 as one of the fastest growing companies in Utah.