I LOVE my ward, when my youngest daughter moved down from Idaho the day after her Jr yr, I had to move to town, the guest house I was living in out west on a ranch was too small for two of us.
So we looked and the sprit took us to this small house in town, its an older home and looks danged kewl, long story short, my daughter was welcomed into the ward as was I, she later was called as Laural Class Pres and she had a super Sr yr, tween Rodeos and FFA and the Ward she had one heck of a good yr.
She is now a college girl and has roomates and is going to SUU and working at Cal Ranch and helping me some with my training business. I am thankful the spirt lead us to that house. Altho I don't like living in town I stayed in the house cause of the ward.
I am renting an arena and 10 arces less than 5 minutes away for my training and our own horses, the folks who own the place are nice folks, and they are glad I am there to feed and such when they are gone, plus I ride some of there horses in exchange for letting me use the place. Plus they know I am there pretty much from work at my daytime job till waaayyyy after dark, so the cows and horses and tack and such are safe and sucure.
Good trade for them and me.