Sunday, January 10, 2010

A bit of Hispanic Irony

A bit of Hispanic irony. In the Hispanic culture there is a great admiration for Jesus Christ. (Jesucristo) They love Jesus so much that they frequently name there male children Jesus. This would not be disrespectful since the name of the Savior in Spanish is Jesucristo. One member of our Spanish Branch is Jesus Rodriguez. Another member of our branch is Cesar (Ceasar) Valedez. They both spoke in sacrament meeting today. I'm sure the irony was lost to the members of the Branch. But the gringo in me thought it very interesting in the eternal perspective of things to have a Sacrament Meeting where the two main speakers were Jesus and Ceasar

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Ten years and still growng

Ten years ago I introduced my business partner Donovan Jackson to the church and the missionaries. I was there when he was baptized. I ordained him an Elder. I was there when he went through the Temple in Oakland I was there when he was sealed to Heather Paterson in the Reno Temple and High Priest. I ordained him a High Priest and was there when he was ordained a Bishop. On Saturday he baptized his son Cody. It is very satisfying to see a life changed and lives blessed by his accepting the gospel and joining the Church. I can't wait to see what the next ten years bring.