I remember one day going to church in my tatty very muddy jeans straight from an excavation, I remember knowing in that particular ward knowing I would be loved noone would say anything, I still felt self consicous, the Bishop changed his talk (I now know he had noted I looked uncomfortable) and he said something along the lines of we should come to church dressed the best we can, somedays, that might be jeans if we have access to nothing else, and even if we have no clothes we should come naked because then he and the RS president would be aware of the problem and could do something to fix it lol
He was an amazing man, I am just loving the way so many of his talks or similar messages come out of President Uchtdorf and President Monson's mouth. I remember having an argument because I had heard this Bishop and read in one of my Father in Laws talks as a member of the Stake Presidency that they would rather have a congregation that loved each other and broke every other commadment, than a congregation that kept most of the commandments but forgot to love., my RS in my branch didn't like that at all, really funny my Branch President then who came from the same area as this Bishop, said it himself in the following Sacrament and recently it was said in a General Conference. So many of the things I have said that have been disapproved of in my branch are now coming in General Conference
I also love the bit about how people treat you when they don't expect you to stay, I was 15 when I got baptized, I had a very obvious crush on Elder Hoopes lol and it was supposed that was the reason behind my baptism. Couldn't be further from the truth it was actually his companion that converted me, I didn't have the same massive crush lol but he had a scriptural answer for everything, he could find me a scripture to answer all my questions. I had spent 10 years nearly looking for this baptism, and ok due to the fact I only had one and a half discussion lessons and attended one sacrament meeting that was like listening to a foreign language lol I wasn't entirely sure what I was letting myself into, I knew God had led me and it was where He wanted me.