Friday, December 28, 2012

The SECOND phone call with President Eyring and then some...

It was Thursday, Dec. 28th to be exact, and we had our oldest son Alex and his wife visiting us for the Holidays.  We had all just piled in the car, happy, a bit hyper, and hungry, heading out for some food and fun family activities, when THE PHONE CALL from President Henry B Eyring's secretary came, asking if we could please meet with President Eyring via video conference on January 2nd.

Needless to say, once I informed them who dad was on the phone with, the mood quickly went from this.....

To this......

 SO we did what any family would do after setting up an interview with President Eyring!!

Okay we did some other fun things we had planned as well......

Christmas shopping at the KC Plaza
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
But needless to say, it was very hard to not think about the phone call we had received earlier... but it didn't prevent us from enjoying our much needed time together.

Note to those who are not members of our faith:

Who is President Henry B. Eyring?
President Eyring was president of Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, from 1971 to 1977. He was on the faculty at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University from 1962 to 1971.
He holds a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Utah and master of business administration and doctor of business administration degrees from Harvard University.
He is the First Counselor President Thomas S. Monson.

Who is Thomas S. Monson?
President Monson is the current and 16th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is considered by adherents of the LDS church to be a "prophet, seer and revelator of God's will on earth.  He has received four honorary doctorate degrees, as well as the Boy Scouts of America's Silver Buffalo and the World Organization of the Scout Movement's Bronze Wolf-both awards the highest given in each organization.  He was appointed by Ronald Reagan to the U.S. President's Task Force for Private Sector Initiatives.  Him and his wife Beverly Johnson Monson are the parents of three children.

President Thomas S. Monson, President Henry B. Eyring and President Dieter F. Uchtodorf make up the First Presidency of the LDS Church.

Members of the First Presidency are special witnesses of Jesus Christ, called to teach and testify of Him throughout the world. They travel frequently, addressing and encouraging over 14 million members and interested nonmembers, as well as meeting with local leaders.

When they are not traveling, members of the First Presidency counsel together and with other general Church leaders on matters affecting the worldwide Church, such as missionary work, temple building, spiritual and temporal welfare and much more.

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