Sunday, April 11, 2010

Listening to the Promptings of the Holy Ghost

This afternoon I had no interviews after church. I was excited. That meant I would get to go home early and have a few more hours of Sunday. This is not a normal thing.

I felt prompted to use some of my extra time to visit Don Workman. He had some serious health problems and was in intensive care. Rich Snyder and I went to the hospital where we found out that Don was going back into sugery within the hour. Donna, Don's husband, had tried to get a hold of me, but was unable to. I spoke to Don for a little bit, gave him a blessing, and went home.

Don passed away during surgery. Had I not followed the promptings I would have not been at the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.

Survive the last days and follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Priesthood of God

I want to express my gratitude to Heavenly Father for allowing me to hold the priesthood. What a wonderful blessing that has been to me in my life. I am thankful that I am living my life in such a way as to be worthy of using the priesthood at any time.

I just returned from the hospital where I helped give a blessing to a member of our ward who is in the ICU. The Spirit was there as we ministered to the faithful member. The conduits of heaven are now open and he will receive the blessings that God has in store for him. We now wait for God's will to be made manifest.

Always be worthy to use the priesthood. It was mentioned in conference that we will need the priesthood more than at any previous time.

About Me

Oregon, United States
I am currently a band teacher on the Pacific coast of the United States. I am also a Bishop of an LDS ward. I have been married for 16 years and have four sons. I am working on getting a Masters in Education Curriculum and Instruction: Technology.