Sunday 15 May 2016
Well today is a special day to me since it is my 71st. Birthday. Boy! time really flies when your having fun. Jim and I are driving to Moab to speak in their Stake Conference at 10:00 am. It was like going home since there are a lot of Moab people that work in the Monticello Utah Temple. President Stubb's had invited President and Sister Livingston to talk at his Stake Conference but he told him to call President and Sister Harris to speak since he was already speaking in the Blanding Conference May 15, 2016. It was wonderful to meet President Stubb's and his councilors and when we left they had made us sack lunches so we stopped at the Moab Rest Area and it was a peaceful beautiful warm day and the red rocks were beautiful to enjoy as we ate our lunches. We felt very good about our talks or at least I did. We had people tell us that they really enjoyed hearing our messages about the temple. I always feel that President Jim Harris is the best speaker and is so talented in giving talks. I have to tell you though they had the best choir ever. The older Primary children and youth sang three songs as the prelude music and the spirit was so strong in that building. The Primary children had all their songs memorized and knew every word to the songs.
The youth sang just behind us and boy they had beautiful voices. I was so amazed that they all sang out and confident with the music. The leader said she had dreamed what songs they should sing and it was amazing!! The whole conference was amazing!! What a spiritual day it was, it was a great Birthday Gift!!
After we left I got a text from Loni telling who was the New Blanding Stake President. It is President Alon Pugh, first councilor- Steve Black, second councilor- Trevor Olsen. Boy, this is a young Presidency but I know they will be great in their callings. I guess they have their work cut out for them because they have to find a Bishop for the 2nd Ward and 8th Ward. President Pugh is the happiest man I know and makes everyone feel they are loved. All three men will be so good they are kind and caring men.
Later that night Jim, Beverly and Bradley went over to J.B. and Loni's home for my Birthday Cake and Ice cream. Loni had made German Chocolate Cake and made them into waffles with Ice cream and then a coconut topping and it did taste just like a German Chocolate Cake with the coconut frosting. I had two pieces they tasted so good she is a wonderful cook. Later on I spoke with Jed, Spencer, Kim, Darla, text from Tami and received many Facebook Texts from family and Nauvoo friends and friends. Kisti-Jo sent me a text the next day . It was a wonderful day even though I don't feel as old as I am.