In order for us to prepare and train for our mission, we were asked to be released from all callings/positions that we were currently serving in, so we knew that Stake Conference would be a bitter sweet. Words can't even describe the feelings and tender love we had and felt from the members of our stake. We were inspired and uplifted from all of the talks and songs sung. Afterwards we had one last meal together as a Stake Presidency (wives and husbands) before Rodney was released the following morning. One of Rodney's very good friends, gave him a gift to open following the meeting, and now its official....he's a cowboy once again.
Here is where I am starting to wonder if he's going to wear them cowboy boots to bed.....thanks a lot Bart! Seriously though....thank you, he LOVES them.
A note to those who are not members of our faith:
What is a Stake Presidency?
A Stake is an administrative unit comprised of multiple congregations in the LDS church. It is comparable to a deanery in the Catholic Church, or perhaps a diocese in other religions. The name "stake" derives from the verse "enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitation: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes" (Isaiah 5:42)
The presiding officer in a stake is known as the stake president. He is assisted by two counselors, the three forming a stake presidency. They along with twelve members of the high council, handle the administrative and judicial business of the stake. The three members of the stake presidency are given the honorific title "President". These are all volunteer positions.
|Stake President Jeremiah J Morgan|
First Counselor Sean Foley
Second Counselor Rodney A. Ames