It's interesting growing up in the church. And by growing up, I don't mean the larval stage through Primary and Youth Programs. I mean this active serving and learning phase we're in now. This time when we're choosing to be there. Paying a significant portion of our income and time because we know it's true.
I just watched this nice video from the Tattooed Mormon. She's a young woman who converted to the church when she was 20, and then felt the pull to Utah. Living in Utah is sort of a strange crucible that some new members feel called to do. Maybe it's the Lord's loving way of bringing a bit of the world to the Saints of Utah. Maybe it keeps the blood stock strong.
I enjoyed my time in Utah, but mostly because I had family and school to keep me from being bothered by a lot of the social things that are so contradictory to the gospel.
A message I appreciated from the video is that we each have something to give. There are people who need us, as we are.