I felt I had to purchase a mobile device to remain active in my ward.
The bishopric once again missed the deadline for ordering manuals and then decided to not purchase any priesthood/relief society manuals for 2016. Getting one is all on your own and at this writing they are none in stock to purchase anyway.
So, I buy a kindle.
I then tried out my new Kindle in Sacrament meeting,
needing help to connect to the Wi-Fi, to be ready for
Priesthood meeting later in the block.
Somehow I accidentally activated an Arnold
Schwarzenegger war game, that came up as an ad, the
second time I turned the device on in Sacrament meeting.
I couldn't switch off the kindle as the game was playing.
My wife and son were greatly amused and finally switched it
off for me.
(Me, I figured Arnold probably hasn't been to church for a
while, so maybe that helped him ...)
After using the kindle now, it is very handy to have the
manuals right there, plus all the standard works and the
Ensign Magazines -- and more resources.
Still, there's a learning curve in knowing how to use such devices and feeling comfortable to do so -- especially for the older crowd.
Their presence also equals occasional disruptions in meetings when things go wrong, cause I'm sure I'm not the only one with a tale like this.
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