I love music. So, I was very excited when I heard that our upcoming ward activity was to attend Music and The Spoken Word up in Salt Lake City, one Sunday Morning. We would have to meet early in order to arrive in time, and then afterwards, we planned to eat lunch at the tables in between Temple Square and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, before returning back to Orem for Church.

Mormon FriendsEverything was planned, and I had set my alarm clock the night before to give me plenty of time to get ready and be at the Church on time. As I pulled into the church parking lot, my eyes were quickly riveted upon the sight of the “Love Bus.” Brother ——- the first councilor in our Single’s Ward Bishopric owns an old school bus which he has fixed up. When we found out about the bus, we begged to be able to use it for official ward activities. Especially when we found out that the bus number was nine and we are the 9th Ward. It seemed as if it was meant to be. Brother ——- quickly agreed, and so now whenever we have a ward activity that requires transportation we ride in it. It is jolly fun.

A few months ago, the bus was lent to some local High School kids for the Sweetheart’s Dace. The youth painted the outside with lots of hearts and arrows, and the name “The Love Bus.” We thought it quite funny and somehow appropriate for a Singles Ward bus.

The ride up to the Conference Center across the street from Temple Square was fun. Someone hooked up their ipod full of LDS music up to the speakers, so we listened to music, and chatted with our neighbors during the long ride.

Soon we had all arrived at the Conference Center, and the program was starting. Since Music and the Spoken Word is broadcasted live, we all made sure to remain quiet, as we all became lost in the beautiful music celebrating our nation’s freedom (for it was the patriotic broadcast due to it being a few days prior to the 4th of July) sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and accompanied by the Orchestra on Temple Square. We were all caught up in the program which ended all too soon.

Lunch was a simple affair, and soon we were back on the love bus heading home. All in all the activity was a success as far as I am concerned. All involved, had lots of fun. We were edified by the beautiful and patriotic music, and we were brought closer together in comrade and friendship. I look forward for when the Love Bus will ride again…

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