Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Another Change in Plaquemine

So, why is the first picture in black & white? Because Elder Mecham was playing with my phone last night!

We may have had a few more changes last week than I'd mentioned, because I wasn't sure what I should say. The word is kind of getting around so I'll basically share what Elder Brimhall mentioned this morning when he was introduced in Sacrament Meeting. He's new to LABRM but has been serving for 10 months in Africa. He and our 2 other new elders came back to the states because of a disease in their missions. He's from Snowflake AZ and I feel a very special something about him.

Sister Baba is one of our 2 new Temple Square Sisters, and, as has always been the case, she's delightful and friendly from the moment you meet her. She was born in Japan, raised in Chicago, and has lived in Montana, Utah, New York and a few other states. She received her mission call in New York, went to Temple Square and is now in LA. I know we'll love having her here and hope that she'll get to spend her 3 months here in Plaquemine.

It was High Council Sunday and we had 2 outstanding talks, but I just want to mention one example that Brother Richardson shared. As a younger man he served in the military and was on a nuclear submarine. Maybe things are different today, but back then (when there was only one mission in California) the sub needed to surface every 6 hours to get a reading for where they actually were. They didn't come out of the water but had an antenna that did, and they could navigate from the reading their exact location. Most of the time it didn't really matter if they were slightly off, but sometimes it did. In our lives we sometime get off course, but by making regular evaluations of our lives we can make necessary adjustments and corrections to get back on the straight and narrow path.

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