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Saturday, June 25, 2011

At the Library with Paul

Early this morning and after finishing some personal errands in Hagerstown, Maryland, I stopped by the local library branch in Williamsport, Maryland in order to use one of their computers and check for emails on my legislator responsibilities.
It was a few minutes before the library opened at 10:00 AM, so I sat down on the library front porch bench with another patron, who greeted me and told me that his name was Paul.
During our mutual introductions, Paul told me that he is a music director and organist for a local Church.
Given that opportunity, I told him that I was a member of  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whereupon he became curious and admitted that he didn't know much about "Mormons".
Seizing that magic moment, I briefly summarized my own early childhood church experiences, my personal search for the meaning of life, and my subsequent conversion to the Restored Gospel.
I then gave him my personal calling card, which lists this website as well as a toll free number to receive more information about the LDS Church. Also, I gave him "Book of Mormon" and "What is the purpose of life?" pass-along cards.
Minutes thereafter, as we both were sitting side by side at the library computers, he emailed me and told me he already had visited my website and how much he appreciated meeting me.
As I left the library to travel on to a meeting with a legislative colleague and a constituent in Martinsburg, West Virginia, I reflected that my meeting this morning with Paul was so much more important than my other duties that day as a Delegate in the West Virginia House of Delegates.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

No Getting Around Him

 The largest knight at King Arthur's Round Table was Sir Cumference.

He ate lots of pi.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

...While I was Sleeping

Monday, June 06, 2011

Latter-day Saint Elected to West Virginia State Legislature

(First Posted on November 3rd, 2010)

FALLING WATERS, WV - Larry D. Kump, a High Priest in the Hedgesville, West Virginia Ward and Martinsburg, West Virginia Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) has been elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates for District #52 (Portions of Berkeley and Morgan Counties in the West Virginia Eastern Panhandle - about 70 miles West of Washington, D.C. )

The sixty-two year old LDS convert said, "Although I have served as a public administrator and legislative relations specialist for thirty-eight years in various parts of the United States, my biggest regret has been not being able to serve a full-time Church Mission. Now, with my election to the West Virginia State Legislature, I now have an opportunity to fulfill a two year 'public service' mission. "

The West Virginia State Legislature meets in the State Capitol in Charleston, which is in the extreme Southwest end of West Virginia. Five other state capitols (Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey) are closer to Kump's West Virginia election district than the West Virginia capitol.

Visit and the "Martinsburg, WV Journal Reports on Kump Victory" entry and link for additional details.

Sunday, June 05, 2011


Brigham Young once said that, when we didn't feel like praying, that was when we should get down on our knees and pray until we did. He also may have been the one who said that we should pray until we develop scabs on our knees.

Enos impressed me the most the first time I read the Book of Mormon. His persistence in seeking to know God and His will  through Jesus Christ was a tremendous object lesson for me.