This post is for Sunday, the 17th; we just realized that we forgot to post yesterday. So we apologize for that.
We had another tremendous turnout for our church services on post. We had around 36. It is tremendous to have such a large group of good faithful young men and young women with us at this time.
Elder Gowans had lined up 3 of our prospective Elders to attend with him at Stake Priesthood meeting this evening, however, for one reason or another they all backed down. We visited the Johnson family as normal and had a nice visit with them on the subject of baptism. Afterwards, we dropped by the Sanders, and he had decided not to go as well as Brother Janssen and Brother Shelledy. So Elder Gowans picked up the Elders who serve with us and took them up instead. Elder Giddens of the Quorum of the 70 had been asked to come up and speak at the meeting; he lives in Atlanta. He spoke to us on the topic of what it means to be a man. It was quite interesting as the world is marginalizing men and man's role in the world. He aligned it with the need for us to rise up and also be powerful men in the priesthood, to live up to our privileges and take the lead in our families. It was a very good meeting. Elder Gowans was asked to give the closing prayer in the meeting.