The Appleton, Wisconsin newspaper, the Post-Crescent, ran the announcement shown below in today’s paper (Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004). No wonder missionary work is so difficult out here.
How can the Mormons compete?
I’ve written Salt Lake and asked for some polka-trained missionaries to be sent, but the most polka-fluent elders tend to go to Ghana. Go figure. And even if we get the polka expertise we need, I don’t think we’ll ever get permission to do a polka mass of our own or to even offer a healthy, low-cost breakfast at our Sunday services. It’s just not fair.