Just read an interesting Times Online article on England’s Missionary Training Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It’s a thoughtful piece, although it plays off of one or two stereotypes that aren’t quite correct. It shared one fact of which I was unaware, though. Apparently Latter-day Saints now outnumber the Jewish in the United States. That’s kinda hard to believe, but if Wikipedia is accurate on the topic (and leaving aside the incredibly complex “What is a Jew” discussion) then it’s about right. Interesting.
I served my mission in Uruguay, by the way. I was there from December of 2001 to December of 2003. Below are pictures of me with the Baptista family in Fraile Muerto (dressed partially in a traditional gaucho outfit), and playing golf in Montevideo (golf is free on Mondays at this course).