Today, Sunday 5-20-18, David was ordained as a Deacon. It was great. We did it right after church. Grandma and Grandpa Beckstrand, Jared and Angey, Brian, Holly and crew, JoEllen, Kyle, George, and the rest, Brad, Ashley and the two littles were all there. It was great! The Scotts came in and so did Riley, Brother Jackson and Brother Robinson. In David's circle were Joel, Grandpa, Jared, Brian, Kyle George, Brad, Josh, Riley and Bishop Turek. It was really neat to have those older boys in there. Joel gave him a beautiful blessing and hopefully it will help him remember that he needs to in charge of his temper and be calmer.
But as soon as they were done, David came and sat down and so did Riley and George. Then Josh took David's place in the chair to be ordained to the office of an Elder and Brother Jackson, Robinson and Josh Scott went up and took the three empty spaces in the circle. Joel pretty much lost it right after he stated Josh's name in the prayer. It was another beautiful blessing. I have no doubt that Josh will be a great missionary. After this they both went back up to the bishop's office to get their temple interviews! Now David can go do baptism's and Josh can take out his endowments. Big days ahead!
Shayne giving Josh a hug.
George had to hurry home right after because he was getting his patriarchal blessing. I'm so happy for him. These boys are such great examples to these younger kids. Then later that night we had Josh's Seminary Graduation! Here is a list of all the kids who graduated from our stake...Notice Riley Allen and Kyler Scott!!! Both graduated due to Josh's positive influence.
Ben had to show everyone that he was taller than Josh now. For awhile now Josh's hair was making it look like they were the same height. But now you can really tell.