Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Our Church Service

I’m excited that Cheryl’s wedding is getting closer; we’ll drive down to L.A. two weeks from today. Cheryl and Jim, your website adds to the excitement of the upcoming marriage.

Since I retired, I’ve been attending the Oakland Temple when Wes works there on Tuesday. Yesterday (Tues. Sep. 23rd) I was set apart by President Darwin B. Christenson as an ordinance worker for the Oakland Temple. My calling will begin next Tuesday morning; I need to be there by 4:30 a.m. As I think about my new calling, I realize I need to have the Spirit with me and smile and be loving and radiate Heavenly Father’s and the Savior’s love to the sisters.

In the past month for gospel doctrine, I've taught from the war chapters in Alma and then the book of Helaman. It is good for me to teach. When I teach, I study harder than I do if I'm just reading the Book of Mormon. I can see how these chapters are of value to us in today's world. I've been extending my Chief Judges Chart so I can keep track of all of the people and events.

Wes and I have been very involved with Prop 8. In the past month we’ve been out walking on 10 different occasions and have personally contacted 228 homes. We still have work to do in the next week to try to finish our Alexander Estates neighborhood and the new houses to the south of us. Prop 8 is extremely important to the future of traditional marriage, the teaching of our children, and also our religious freedom. Traditional marriage as a constitutional amendment is up for a vote in Florida, Arizona, and California. (See my links on the right.)