My Missionary Commission


I am Called of God. My authority is above that of the kings of the earth. By revelation I have been selected as a personal representative of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is my Master and he has chosen me to represent him. To stand in his place, to say and do what he himself would say and do if he personally were ministering to the very people to whom he has sent me. My voice is his voice, and my acts are his acts; my words are his words, and my doctrine is his doctrine. My commission is to do what he wants done. To say what he wants said. To be a living modern witness in word and deed of the divinity of his great and marvelous latter-day work.
-Elder Bruce R McConkie
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Seriously...where are you going (12/15/2010)

Since it has been really quiet right now. I just wanted to blog about our reactions when people find out where Dylan is going.
Basically the conversation goes like this...

FRIEND: so i heard your son got his mission call.
ME: yup. we are very excited for him.
FRIEND: ya. so where is he going.
ME: this is so cool...wait for it....MADAGASCAR!!!
FRIEND: Seriously..where's he going?
ME: seriously Madagascar. He leaves April 6th.
FRIEND: I didn't even know there was a mission there. Where is it located?
ME: Its an island of the coast of South Africa. Literally on the other side of the world.

Through the Temple Doors (1/4/11)

So tonight Richard, Dylan and I went to do some baptisms for family names. Since Dylan had his temple recommend, we decided to go to the front of the entrance, and see if we could "cut through" to the baptismal font. So I told Dylan what we were doing and he said "I always wanted to go through the front doors."  You know that was one of the most exciting things when I went to get married. Getting to go through the front doors. For 6 years one goes through the baptismal doors, like going through the back door. That in of it self is exciting, but to know that you are worthy to get to go through the front Temple Doors, is just so sweet. The man at the recommend desk said it was fine to go through as Dylan had his temporary recommend as well as his new recommend. He was excited to see the chapel "the singing room" and mentioned about all the mirrors. One forgets about all the mirrors and it is nice to be reminded. Dylan remembered the sealing room where Richard and I were sealed in, pretty good memory since this happened when Dylan was eight.  I think it was also good as Dylan got to enter the temple on a night where it was quiet and empty (we went at 8:30 at night). He got to take a nice long look when it was quiet and when you can feel of the spirit, as oppose to (not that its bad or anything) going in on Saturday when it is really busy and people are everywhere and you are being rushed from this point to that point. I love being at the temple when it is quiet and peaceful. I think everyone who is going to the temple for the first time so go in the evening on a workday. Dylan plans on going to the temple on January 22.