Some may wonder whether the church is as true in other parts of the world as it is in UT. Well in response to that question, I might sometimes give examples of our exceptional testimony meetings or wonderful youth. But today, in response to that question, I would like to cite the inspiredness (possibly a new word) of our Elder's Quorum presidency. Last Friday was held the first Hampton Ward Elder's Quorum Rib Cook-off. Unlike a normal activity that would center around some singing from the primary or the surprise visit of an underfed Santa, this activity had two main themes: meat and sauce.
Some may ask, "What is so inspired about an activity that probably violates of the Word of Wisdom?" I have never seen the hearts of men soften like I did at the mention of all-you-can eat ribs. I personally observed multiple men that would normally not have a second thought about the church suddenly open up at the mention of an activity of Ribs. The activity had a great turn out and even brought out some unexpected faces.
In preparation for the acitivity, after watching a whole bunch of videos on Youtube about how to do it, I am proud to announce, that I cooked my first full rack of ribs this week. I know it may surprise some of our readership--some of whom even remember the legendary day of the Peterborg Farewell when I grilled half my body weight in meat--that I have never done ribs before; but I am happy to report that although I did not win the trophy at the cookoff, I feel I produced a very competitive slab.
Anyway, for your viewing pleasure, here they are:
Ribs in their final stages of cooking