Sunday, February 22, 2009

A President's Day High Priest

Last Sunday, Chris was supposed to be made a High Priest. Everyone was at the church ready to ordain him to that office except for the friend he asked to set him apart, one of his former Bishops, Maurice Thomas. Maurice is supposed to be on a mission in Norway with his wife, but they were having Visa problems. He had family over on Sunday and forgot to show up at the church!

Chris got in touch with him that evening and they made arrangements to ordain him the next day which happened to be Presidents Day! Everyone showed up at the church again and Chris was ordained. Chris is now one of the old people in our ward (ha, ha), but not really. Today, Chris was ratified as a High Priest by our ward because the bishop forgot to do it last week. He went to High Priest group today and I asked him how it was. Chris' reply was, "There is a very different energy level." Our ward's High Priests are mostly 70 or older!!! Congrads Chris!!! Those who stood in on the ordination were: Bishop Russ Akina, Maurice Thomas, Curtis Williams, Bretton Hadfield, President Hislop (from the Stake Presidency), and Alex Akina.
I guess this is what happens when you have a birthday and are considered "old."

8 comments:

Kristina P. said...

That's so exciting!

Tina said...

That's pretty exciting. We know what its like to be young HP's too though (well, Dave does at least). They set him apart a few months after we got married... the needed an assistant HP group leader. Definitely a different feel though. Congrats Chris.

Ker-Dog and the gang said...

Happy birthday Chris! You are officially old if you are a high priest. How cool that Maurice was able to do the ordination.

Aaron and crystal said...

Well your only as old as you feel :) Congrats on the whole High preist part.

Bamamoma said...

We LOVE Maurice! If you see him again before he heads to Norway tell him hi from us!

Chris will NEVER be one of the OLD men!

amelia and crew said...

Have fun being in high priest quorum. I hear it's totally BOOOORRRINGGG! Keep coming to my class. That's where the action is.

Camille said...

Hee hee hee! Tell Chris I said that!

that raven chick said...

hey! thanks so much for your encouraging comment! you are officially on my blog roll. Nice getting to know you. You are officially the second person I know from Utah, TAF being the first