Most people who call the Legislative Information Center at the state Capitol are looking for their district's lawmakers, not advice on the afterlife. But that's what they get if they dial the number for the center listed in the 2007 legislative directory.
The helpful 78-page booklet includes information on all 105 lawmakers in the Idaho House and Senate, support staff, legislative procedures — and the wrong number for the center.
In a roughly 30-second message callers hear after dialing the bum number, a bubbly woman's voice begins, "Hi, there. If today were the last day of your life, would you be ready to meet God?"
She goes on to ask callers to consider what Jesus Christ has done on their behalf, "so that when your last day comes, you'll be ready."
A reverse directory shows the number, which differs from the correct one by one digit, belongs to someone named "D Shurtz." Messages left after an answering machine kicked in weren't immediately returned.