Sunday, May 31, 2015

Leonard Receives the Melchizedek Priesthood

I met Leonard about 8 years ago.  I was visiting less/inactive members and doing my best to get them back to church.

Over the last several years I've continued to work with Leonard and he has attended with more and more consistency.

About a year and a half ago he went to the temple for baptisms for the dead.  It was also Carter's first time to participate in this opportunity.  And my first chance to perform the ordinance in the temple.

Today I had the wonderful opportunity of conferring upon him the Melchizedek Priesthood and ordaining him to the office of Elder.

The feeling I had as I began to pronounce his blessing, was by far one of the most spiritual experiences I have ever had.  The spirit flowed over me like water and I felt it throughout.  My emotions of course got the better of me as I was humbled in that moment.  As the tears flowed I let him know of Heavenly Father's great love for him and counseled him to attend the temple and get his own endowment.

It was a great experience and I was so happy that Elizabeth, Carter, and Madelyn were in attendance since he has also come to know and appreciate them as well.

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