The community musical for the summer was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I had been chosen to play Lord Scrumptious, the candy maker. It wasn’t the part I had tried out for, but there was one thing I really enjoyed about it, and that was the children.
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On Tuesday of one week, I had been asked by the bishopric to take a new assignment with the young men. But as I was coming into the church that Sunday, one of them stopped me and told me they had changed their mind. They had felt inspired to ask me instead to be the person who would teach the children music.
My wife, Donna, had a women’s conference, and I was going to be watching the children. We had been busy with springtime, trying to get the garden planted, so she hadn’t had a chance to make bread. “That’s okay,” I said. “If there’s one thing I’m an expert at, it’s making bread.”