Today I was publicly released as the second counselor in the Bishopric in the Valley Ridge Ward. I served for just shy of 18 months. It was a hard meeting, but in a good way. I had the opportunity to share my testimony during the meeting. I thanked the members of our ward that I had met with to extend callings. I thanked them for being willing to let the Lord change their lives by accepting new responsibilities. I also told them extending callings was the scariest thing I’d ever done.
Yesterday at work I heard about a co-worker who was working from home this week because one of his young children had RSV. That’s very scary stuff for a parent. Amanda and I had a scary experience with that when our oldest was barely a year old. It wasn’t the only scary thing going on at the time either.
I attended a couple of great classes at RootsTech as well. The Salt Palace is a really big place, so after the keynotes the schedule allows for four classes with ample downtime to walk to the next class or visit the expo hall. I even had time to go to lunch with a friend who works downtown.
Yesterday, I attended RootsTech 2016. It’s a family history conference, sponsored by the major online family history sites such as FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com and a long list of others. My church passionately encourages us to be involved in family history work. I enjoyed it! The keynotes were great, and I learned about a ton of new stuff.
This is my second attempt at maintaining a blog. But the first attempt was just for my scouts.