Saturday, December 5, 2015

Barkley and L'sha receiving their Endowments.

Saturday--5 Dec. 2015

Barkley Christensen and  L'sha Shumway received their Endowments in the Monticello Temple two weeks before they were married.  They were married in the St. George Temple, 19 Dec. 2015.  President Jim and I were the Presidency that helped them received their endowments.    L'sha has really helped Barkley get active in the church.  Barkley was so humble and we were very impressed with him and his spirit.  They are in the 2nd ward with us and it was so fun to see how excited they were to  receive their endowments.  Awesome experience it was and we were proud to help them.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Two Baptisms and a Baby Blessing

Saturday- August 1, 2015

Saturday Morning at 9:00 AM was Mark Hunter Bonney's Baptism in Orem, Utah.

Mark's dad Ken Bonney Baptized his son in Orem, Utah.

Ken and  Tami Bonney with Mark before his Baptism.

Grandpa Jim and Grandma Beverly Harris with Mark.   Grandpa Jim Confirmed Mark a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and gave him the Holy Ghost.    Brent gave the talk on Baptism and he did an excellent job.  He truly looked like a Missionary....
 The Bonney family- Derek, Tami (Mother) and Ken (Father), Brent, Mark, Caroline and Kyler.
After the baptism we were all invited to the Bonney's home/garage where the table was set for a few refreshments.  Grandma Beverly was asked to give the opening prayer in Marks Baptism.

Saturday- Aug. 1, 2015 the same day at 11:00 AM Kavan Reeves Harris was Baptized  by his father Bradley Robert Harris in Kearns, Utah.   Grandpa Jim and Grandma Beverly was asked to lead the music at the Baptism so they didn't go to Tami's home because I was nervous I would be late to lead the music.   Everyone made it to the baptism before it got started.  Both baptisms were very special and the spirit touched my heart.

Here are some pictures of the family and friends that came to Kavan's Baptism and Preston Dodge Harris's baby blessing.

Megan's family picture. Bradley Robert Harris did the Baby Blessing and named him Preston Dodge Harris. Bradley did a really good job.  Here are some pictures of that special baby....

             Preston Dodge Harris Baby Blessing- with Grandpa Jim and Grandma Beverly.
             Grandma Beverly made the white Baby Blessing afghan blanket for Preston.
What a beautiful Baby Boy!!

Aunt Kisti-Jo, Grandpa Jim and Aunt Tami.

Bradley and Teagen- middle brother.
Kim's roommate Jen (non member) and Grandma Bev.

Blue booties made by Megan's Grandmother for the baby blessing.
Megan a proud mother of her cute baby boy Preston.

Cousins- Jens, Mark, Porter, Kavan, and Derek.

Aunt Kim and Aunt Tami and Spencer with Preston.

Mark and Kavan cutting their Birthday Cake both are 8 years old.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Spiritual Calling

Thursday- July 30, 2015

I was up north tending Kisti's children when Jim called and said on Tuesday July 28th that Elder Robbins Secretary had called and wanted to set up a time that Elder Robbins of the Seventies could talk to us. They would call on Thursday and we would be on a three party line because Elder Robbins wanted to talk to both of us together.  Jim was working at home in Blanding so we wanted on this day for the phone call.    Jim and I had decided before the call that they were going to call Jim to be a Councilor in the Presidency of the Monticello Temple, we knew they were choosing councilors at this time.

We did received a call from Elder Robbins of the Seventies Thursday July 30th and they called Jim to be the 2nd Councilor in the Monticello Temple and me to be Assistant to the Matron which is the Presidents wife, Sister Layne Livingston for three years.  The 2nd Councilor is over the maintenance of the temple. He said we were called because of our worthiness to the Lord and we felt very honored to be ask to serve in the Monticello Temple with President Tom Livingston and his wife.    We had worked in the baptistery in the Monticello Temple with this couple years ago and dearly loved them.  We are very excited and a little nervous.  We do serve in the Temple on Thursday AM shift as ordinance workers and love it.  Once again I can see the Lords work in all things.  Things that happened on our Nauvoo Mission prepared us for this calling.  At one time I thought Jim was going to be called a councilor in the Mission Presidency but we would be going home in two months and President Gibbons wanted a councilor with him for a lot more months than two months.  I had the strongest feeling that he was to be a councilor little did I know it would be in the Monticello Temple.  I feel very humble in this calling and just want to be close to my Heavenly Father so I will do things right in His Holy House.   We have three month's to visit family and do everything we need to do before we start November 1, 2015.    It is scary because they ask the Temple Presidency to talk in Stake Conferences at times.  We have a lot to learn but I know with the Lords help we can do this.
                                           The Beautiful Monticello Utah Temple!