This morning our Yakima Stake Presidency was changed. President Button has served for 9 1/2 years with his counselors, Pres. Reynolds and Pres. Hendricks. President Hendricks, pictured above was sustained as the new Stake President, with Pres. Linde and Pres. Ditto as his counselors. We love these men and their good wives. Serving with good people like this is a joy.Here is our new Yakima Stake Presidency: Pres. Lindy, 1st Counselor, President Hendricks, and Pres. Ditto, 2nd Counselor.
Our visiting Authorities yesterday and today were Elder Halstrom and Elder Blunk. Last night Elder Halstrom talked about the Work of Salvation and Sabbath day observance. Elder Blunk encouraged everyone to be missionary minded and encouraged us to:
- Talk to everyone, take an interest in them
- Don’t worry about where they live
- Talk openly about the Church
- Invite them to do something
Today we heard from the out-going presidency and the new presidency. Excellent comments and expressions of good. The special musical numbers were outstanding. Pres. Lewis and I were invited to share out testimonies this morning, which we gladly did.
Today Elder Halstrom taught us about the Doctrine of Reverence. Reverence is to revere or respect, to show profound love for Diety with a desire to follow. Irreverence is disrespect for Diety. He taught that church, or public worship is a place to practice showing respect. We also practice in our families.
Of course, it was also a joy to see our missionaries again!