I'm a wee bit cynical, but I think it's nice that Elizabeth Smart got a kick *** awesome mission like Paris, France. My dear friend went to Cary, NC for his mission.
Seriously, a super cool mission destination seems like a nice thing to do, considering how what happened.
My friend who went to NC says it's very structured, you are with your partner all the time. Very limited contact with home (few phone calls/emails). He also said he wasn't allowed to go to movies. He's a huge Star Wars fan and his mission happened during one of the big Star Wars movies, he says that was a bit of a toughie. IIRC, he also said it's not paid for by the church, your family pays for you to go (I might be remembering that wrong, hopefully, someone will stop by with accurate info).
Oh, he said the other benefit was with the Mormon chicks. They liked to marry guys that went on missions. Not sure how tongue in cheek he was with that (he had a pretty good sense of humor about all things).
SIX YEARS at maintenance weight!
My very long weight loss story
"I saw an angel in the marble and I chiseled until I set it free."
Last edited by Glory87; 12-12-2010 at 11:02 PM.