|L to R Blaine Florian, Me, Scottie Cragun, Jonathan Fortuna, Andrew Henley, Front Carson Fullmer|
We seriously did everything together, like go to dance parties, longboard, play guitar, buy groceries, go on dates, stay up late, and play video games and procrastinate our homework...the list could seriously go on forever. We all influenced each other to do good. This was a major part for my decision to go on a mission.
One experience up at BYU I that I had that seriously hit home for me and secured my decision to go on a mission was when Blaine opened up his mission call.
It was just a normal day and all of us were done with our classes. Blaine went to the mailbox and lo and behold his mission call was sitting there waiting for him! Soon we gathered everyone up and we headed up to the Somerset lounge to get ready to open it. I have witnessed other mission calls before, but for some reason I had the best feeling when I was there watching Blaine. He opened it up and read "you are assigned to labor in the Wellington, New Zealand Mission" I felt the spirit so strong and right at that moment I knew, without a doubt, I was going to serve a mission.
I will never forget my roommates and the example they set for me. They are some of the greatest guys I know. I know that all of them will be great missionaries, and will grow up to be wonderful fathers.