Tuesday, January 28, 2014
In addition to the saguaro cactus, most people would associate the desert with palm trees. I certainly do. When I left for Argentina on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints so many years ago, I arrived in the middle of the night and was transported to the mission home in the dark. I don't remember anything about the trip from the airport to the mission home, but I do remember waking up in the mission home very early, while the others were all asleep, and looking out a small window in the door of the place we were staying and seeing a palm tree right in front of the window. With this so familiar a sight, I felt perfectly at home and never had one minute of homesickness for the next two years.