Sunday, August 22, 2010

A new calling

Today was an extra special Sunday. My Russell was set apart to be the new Bishop of the Auburndale Ward. About 3 years ago he served for two years in the Eastvale Ward, then our Stake Boundaries were changed, and we had to leave Eastvale. We have both had Stake callings since returning to the Corona Stake. Russell as High Councilman serving with the single's ward that our kids attend, me in the Stake Primary. So now a new adventure. One that we are somewhat familiar with, but also know it will be a different experience with our ward. Russell is excited, and will serve with all his heart, might, mind and strength. I know for I have seen him walk the walk. I am excited for the ward to get to know him and love him. He truly becomes a greater man in every sense as he serves the Lord.

11 comments:

Cyndi said...

YAY!! He will be awesome, I'm sure! He even LOOKS like a Bishop to me! :) Good luck with the new calling!

Escobar Family said...

I love Bishop Holmes! I'm so excited once again for the Holmes family to receive such special blessings...for Bishop! I know my daddy will miss serving as one serves as Bishop. It is a lot of love that goes into that calling...so hard to walk away after giving so much of yourself...but the Lord knows what is best for ward families. It will be so lovely to live in California next summer with Bishop Holmes being the bishop for the Auburndale Ward!

Barbra said...

Soooooo Wonderful!!!!!!!

Grammy Staffy said...

Oh my goodness...what exciting news. I know that he will be a great bishop for us... and you will be a great "mom" of the ward.
I am sorry that I could not be there today. I am raising my hand here in Utah in sustaining support.
Hugs, Lura

Lauri said...

He looks so Bishop-ish. Lucky ward. (who are his counselors?)

Rebecca said...

Congratulations! You will be a great bishop's wife:) It's quite a blessing.

Marie said...

Congratulations! What an awesome calling! It is so nice to see an older experienced man being called to bear this mantle! I just know he will do a great job and you will do a wonderful job of supporting him! xxoo

Stephanie said...

Fun times. Wish we could have been there.

(The couch looks familiar) :)

Heidi said...

WOO HOO!! I dont know how I missed this post. So excited for Dad! sad we missed the day with everyone. xoxo

Jess Edling said...

I KNEW IT! I KNEW IT! I'm so excited for your husband The Bishop! I know Auburndale ward is going to be so blessed by him. He is such a great leader!

Sara Jane said...

He will be wonderful and you ward is so lucky to have you are their ward mom. xoxo