Sunday January 31 - Ward Conference begins!
The new Bishopric is:
Bishop D. Gene Adair, 1 C Ronald Brown, 2 C Clyde Patterson
No hint about why Brother Hammond was made a High Priest.
Remembered from last week: God does not necessarily call the equipped; He equips the called.
One thing one learns during sustainings is that a lot of people go by their middle names. : )
-(former) Bishop Ron Young:
Our ward consists of 333 households with 603 members but we have only an average of 175 Sacrament Meeting attendance. We need to friendship more.
"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. " Martha Washington (1732 - 1802)
Too many of us put question marks instead of periods after what the Lord says.
-Ward youth (and youth leaders) choir sang a lovely song with the message - we will be strong and courageous – I would like to get the words.
-Clyde Patterson - joined 10 years ago with a desire to serve. Be careful what you ask for.
-Bishop Adair - a testimony is a living thing, it needs to be fed.
-Pre. Fisher – process of choosing a Bishop:
Former Stake Pres Pebbles said one of the most terrifying parts of being Stake President is the responsibility of recommending a Bishop.
Pres Fisher dedicated much of his weekly temple worship to prayerabout our Bishop. After receiving name by inspiration, he presented name to his counselors.. Then present name to 1st Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Receive letter authorizing.
A little story that tells a bit about the kind of man Bishop Adair is: Anticipating climbing Half Dome for the first time - nervous and afraid of heights, Pres Fisher told Gene Adair about his concerns. Bro. Adair said, "Just put one foot in front of the other and keep going."