Day 35 – Sunday, July 22, 2001

Lafayette, CA - Day of Rest

            Today was the day of reckoning for the Bay Area contingent. We went to church at the home ward of Rocky, Dan, and Andrew and each of them had the daunting task of speaking to the congregation during sacrament meeting. This was the moment when their parents and church leaders would see whether their years of hard work and time invested did any good. Writing as a non-speaker and semi-impartial observer, I have to say that the talks were excellent. It was wonderful to have Lynn Anderson, the President of the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, at church with us as well. She must think that we’re doing her a favor with the way she thanks us and showers us with praise. The truth is that she works harder than all of us combined and inspires us beyond measure.

            We were treated to Bob Garff’s world famous whole-wheat waffles after church and spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying our third and final Lafayette day of rest.

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