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  1. I believe some callings the Lord tells the bishop exactly who needs to be there or where they need to be. Other times the Lord leaves it up to the Bishop to decide and is okay with whom he chooses after good effort to council and decide. I think in both situation it's revelation due to the bishop holding the keys. It doesn't matter if the Lord decides or if the Lord has the bishop decide they are both revelation. In this pattern the Lord is allowing the bishop to learn how to make decisions and grow and it's possible that he might not get it perfect but that's okay, the Lord will bless everyone regardless when the correct desires are in place. This pattern is the same for our lives as we can't and won't be guided in all things - we have to learn how to make good decisions on our own at times it's about becoming more like God and acting not being acted upon..
  2. Yes, that is what I am saying. I don't know, in all reality I like most guys are cool with just sitting down minding their own business. We have family, work, education and to build a good relationship of trust and brotherhood takes time. I am not a share my feelings kind of guy, but when you can break down barriers and build trust and have compassion for others, it works wonders. Things that help a lesson: put your phones down (unless you are using them for scriptures), prepare for the lesson, stop having teachers just teach. It's probably a little different for each quorum.
  3. Thanks for bringing up LeadingLDs/Leading Saints. I have followed it pretty close the last 3 or 4 years - young men’s secretary can be pretty daunting.😉 that being said. I have a group of guy friends i go to lunch with 2-3 times a week and we talk about gospel related topics, problems, aspirations etc. over the years this group of guys has become a brotherhood. I wish at times that Elders Quorum was like this. So many guys are disconnected at church, others want something more but don’t find it. I think as a quorum becomes a brotherhood and we start caring for each other, the guys who just want doctrine will find the most joy in helping the guys that are struggling a little. There is a lot of untapped potential in the EQ.
  4. I have a friend who is a counselor right now. He says hands down the busiest calling he has ever had even way more than bishop. It may depend on the area but apparently for him it’s extremely busy.
  5. I think many blessings, including Patriarchal Blessings will be fulfilled after this mortal life. You can have kids in this life and not have an eternal family yet, you may never be married in this life and have an endless posterity. I read a cool quote yesterday from Elder Holland and blessings and I wish I could find it again. In essence he said that if we have had a spiritual prompting and guidance in our life to seek after something that even though you may become discouraged, and wonder if it was really what the Lord wanted for your or maybe the Lord changed his mind, keep the course! The adversary will try to discourage you but the Lord will always keep his promises. Some prayers are answered quickly, some are answered later and others after this life. If you have had this promise, it will be fulfilled in this life or the next but it will be fulfilled. You will have a happy ending, so if you are unhappy now, then it's not the end.
  6. Yes, this is a quote from President Nelson and I had an apostle quote him as well. I don't eat vitamins and I am terrible at wearing a seat-belt but maybe I should do better. All kidding aside. I think changes are the new norm and I think its exciting. Looking forward to the changes to two hour church in a few weeks and spending more time teaching my family, learning together. We have the youth changes in 12 months, and that will take some work as well.
  7. I wouldn’t expect you to do anything less.
  8. The upbuilding of Zion. Probably one of the most important prophecies to be fulfilled for our benefit.
  9. Yup. Line upon line, precept upon precept. That’s exactly how it works. Mix in a little hastening and you get a sped up version that we are seeing now.
  10. God said he would hasten his work not us. The hastening is for our benefit not his.
  11. Ignorance is bliss! - that applys to you, not your ward.
  12. I listen to them at the gym. So when i am surrounded by bad language, terrible music and immodesty, i have found great strength and even have been uplifted while working out.
  13. This is interesting. I had a prompting this week that it was time for me to understand Isaiah - i had this feeling of it coming alive as well. I was also prompted to study revelation, which opened my eyes to some new things.
  14. This can be harder in smaller wards. Just not enough people to go around sometimes. I was in the bishopric and the bishop came to me and said. Oh, I am calling your wife as the relief society president and releasing you. I was like... Oh okay. Happened a couple months later and we both did the callings for about 6 weeks - I loved being in ward council together with her. After having Sunday callings for 10 or so years I am now the young men's secretary - I get the kids ready for church when she goes to meetings (luckily they are a little older now) and it's been a good switch for us. Lucky for us we have a large ward with plenty of people to take care of callings.
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