Samuel --youth speaker
Sierra played the flute---I Hope they Call me on a Mission, Call to Serve, and We'll Bring the World his Truth
It was quite a full house for Dallin's farewell. Many of his friends from school, our Autumns hills ward youth--mainly the Priest quorum, his cousins, aunts, uncles and some of our friends who have known Dallin his whole life. He is the beginning of a giant wave on missionaries from the Autumn Hills ward and our new Pioneer ward. The Bishop wanted him to talk about how he decided to go on a mission and how his excitement for that call of being able to go when you are 18 and the decisions that help him along the way to get to this point.
I think everyone in Herriman could feel Dallin's excitement for this day. He had many of his friends there and he was talking right to them and all the youth, very animated and real. You could feel that he's a balloon ready to burst.
|Looking good in my new suit!|
He then talked about how that was a pivotal moment in deciding to go, but there have been many small moments when that decision had already been made. From a primary activity to young mens activities, he has always said he was going to go. And how the peace of making good decisions in your life brings you peace and how that makes you happy. He knows going on a mission is right and he knows that my making that decision, he has made the Lords happy as well.
I think his farewell talk will be remembered as a real life, comic view of how one feels the spirit, acts on promptings, and lets the world know.
|Dallin after getting his endowments out at Oquirrh. Mt. Temple|
|Grandma Sue and aunt April came too!|