good news of the week: Elder Ballard is coming to speak to the brussels stake on september 8th. there is a buzz about the ward and members. this is a bigger-than-huge deal and the excitement has inevitably rubbed off on us. it's contradictory because i'm from utah and have seen the prophets on many occasions, but for now i live in belgium and i feel like a belgian who probably hasn't seen too many prophets, apostles, seers, or revelators in their lifetime and who consequently treats this occasion like christmas. they are humble and ready. they are thirsty. they have respect and i'm certain great things will happen that day. i will be honored to be among them.