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Those poor Missionaries by Swashbookler Those poor Missionaries by Swashbookler
You have to give a lot of credit to missionaries serving in 3rd world countries
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Rock455 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
That is how the water was in the Illinois Chicago mission!
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Wouldn't have expected that!
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AtlantaTheAristocrat Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Elder Williams has gone Gollum eh?
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes (:<
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AtlantaTheAristocrat Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonder what happens if he sneaks away from civilization and finds himself a sea cave?
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
He'll convert all the goblins.
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AtlantaTheAristocrat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: You should probably do a squeal to this; Gollum missionary guy converts goblins.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That water looks like BLOOD. The book of Revelations says the first of the last seven plagues is the water turning into dead man's blood. (red tide, more likely, but poisonous). Actually this book is spurious.
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
It's green SLIME! MWA HA HAW HAAAA....actually that's what Utah water looks like by itself. XD
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Which is why I am glad I never joined the Mormon church, or ANY church that does missionary work. I have a tract about 12 years old, badly written, saying "your true purpose is to be a HARVESTER (preacher and missionary -my addition)" ,"we will train you", and "mission opportunities for all -home and abroad". They are not universalists by any means ,and oppose Mormons, Witnesses and so on...

None of the requirements insisted on by The Mormon church I can meet, and to go abroad, to a country of their choosing, to eat foreign food, to speak a foreign language that I don't have the brain structure for (maybe I'm autistic....?)and so on. Sorry !
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Uh, a member doesn't HAVE to serve a mission, it's optional. But I can understand that it would scare the crap out of a person. It did two of my brothers. They chose not to go and no body freaked out or anything. (mom and dad were disappointed for a while but they're over it a long time ago)
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I would feel pressured. I am, however, not a social person and feel that "friends" acquired by becoming a Mormon -or,indeed, any fundamentalist and evangelistic church member- would be "summer friends" - obedient to their church and ready to drop you ,upon the first word of a notice of excommunication from headquarters.

I think that dissenters just quietly dissent rather than be outspoken about what they reject, rather than be excommunicated. I wonder how many excommunicates never return to the flock, but go to some mainstream church.

Tho courted by missionaries, my soul was never there to meet them.
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
One thing to know about any organization, human beings are fickle. And you'll find idiots and jerks in all of them. (And I've met my fair share of psychos)
I'll not preach to you or nuttin, but what I will say is anyone who drops a friend who is excommunicated is a flake. They tell people not to cast off friends for that reason but people don't always listen. (Although I had a friend who had her own conflicts of some sort and I tried to stay her friend cuz I'd known her all through school and I loved the gal but she refused to let me just because I was LDS. I think she was afraid I would try to bring her back or might guilt trip her. It really ticked me off cause I wouldn't have even mentioned anything near to it if she didn't want it. SO I didn't even have the chance to stay her friend.)
And if someone is your friend only for the sake of converting you...that's not really a friend now is it? That's a....mmmm.....an aquainter! Someone who you get to know really well but stays on an acquaintance level of commitment. pfff *shot*

Non existent word was brought to you by: Dink.
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Surfbaby89 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
TRUTH! Several of my closest friends served in places like this... they have the best. stories. ever. XD
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Wakerra Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I know this pic is old, but even looking at ti, I can tell you saved it Jpeg. word of advice, any time you finish a pic, instead of Jpeg-ing it, PNG it (if you don't already) It keeps the lines clean instead of distrupting them like jpeg does
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Ah, will note that.
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Wakerra Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ you'll notice the quality difference almost immediatly
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Satine-Davinne Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010   Writer
That's the best! Poor, poor missionaries.
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DramaSkunk Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Gross. But ya know, bad water isn't just in 3rd world countries. I served in Iowa, and that was nasty water.
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Student General Artist
HA HA, In Riverton is notorious for bad water hence: Coon in dah WATAH! :sing:
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DramaSkunk Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Where is Riverton? What? Coon as in racoon! Thats nasty.
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Student General Artist
Utah, and there was a catastrophe yars ago where a racoon somehow got into a fresh water tank and contaminated the system not to mention Riverton has a bad rep for bad tasting water anyway.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What about that hotel where a WOMAN was found in the water tank ? A dead woman in there for days ! Some guests are suing !
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Hadn't heard about that. X( X( X( eeeeewe! WE once had a racoon get in the city fresh water tank. On the radio they sang "Coon-in da- watta" to the theme of "Hakuna Matata" from "Lion King."
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DramaSkunk Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I see. Ahahahahaha. Im so lucky, Washington has alright water.
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Student General Artist
I bet you're at a lower altitude too...well, maybe.
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DramaSkunk Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
We live in a valley, does that help? But if you think about it, anything "at home" usually tastes better then anywhere else...Wait does that make sense?
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Student General Artist
...Home cooked tastes better at lower altitudes?
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blazedancer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
dude don't ever ever drink the water in a missionaries apartment unless it's in an unopened bottle. weird things happen
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Student General Artist
I can believe that.
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blazedancer Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
my sister just got back from her mission, and my brother is still on his, they both got calls in the U.S. but they both have crazy stories about the water
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Student General Artist
Yeah puts another meaning to "Don't drink the water"
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blazedancer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
yeah.
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the-CSM Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
don't forget the "Frozen Chosen" missionaries who go to cold climates, like north Japan.
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Student General Artist
XD HAAAAA that is good "frozen chosen" ha ha that rocks. What would you call them if they went to wet climates?
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the-CSM Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
hmmm..i should ask my mom...she may know...she went to holland.
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fredseviltwin Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha Im going to be going on one of those very shortly and to a foreign Country! lol lets hope my water isnt that bad in mexico city
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fredseviltwin Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yikes i would hate to get sick like that on my mission
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Student General Artist
Let's just say buy bottled water.
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fredseviltwin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Sound like a plan to me lol
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Student General Artist
Cook all your food with that bottled water too. Parasites are not friendly to the intestines.
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BettyKrunker Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
poor, poor Elder Williams.
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Student General Artist
Don't worry, he got to go home on honerable medical release.
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BettyKrunker Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
that's good. I'm worried that's gonna happen to my brother. He's not the brightest crayon in the box.
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Student General Artist
Well, in those cases, if he doesn't make it, which I'm sure he will. He'll just come home on the "pat on the back" release.
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chunkymonkey921 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Student Photographer
Haha...yeah... I'm going to Japan. I'm somewhat glad after seeing that comic =P
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Student General Artist
Suhweet! I hear Carp is a delicasy over there. Here its known as a garbage fish and they had to start exterminating them because they over populated and filled up a nearby lake by the millions and millions.
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chunkymonkey921 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Student Photographer
Yeah...I think they're kind of a pest here too...

As for a delicacy, I wouldn't know but I'm not a fish person anyhow so I won't eat it if I can help it.

Ironic though isn't it? For someone who hates seafood to go to an island =P
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Student General Artist
Better start developing a taste for it (:< mwa ha ha!
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Amazedisgrace Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Hmmm, makes me re-consider going on a mission.
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