EQ is responsible for chapel cleanup on 4/20 Sat. Meet at 7 a.m.
Sign-up for team-ups with missionaries on Wednesday evenings.
Mahalo to quorum members who participated in service project to trim trees in a member's yard. We will have another service project to trim trees in another yard on an upcoming Saturday. Date/time/place TBA.
The EQ will be looking into hosting a Blood donation drive in the coming months.
Baptism for the dead: Our ward will be doing baptisms for the dead at the Laie Hawaii Temple on May 24 Friday, 5pm. Every family in the ward is challenged to bring the name of one family member for temple work.
President Gordon B. Hinckley said, “It will be a marvelous day, my brethren … when our priesthood quorums
become an anchor of strength to every man belonging thereto, when each
such man may appropriately be able to say, ‘I am a member of a
priesthood quorum of The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints. I stand ready to assist my brethren in all of
their needs, as I am confident they stand ready to assist me in mine.
Working together, we shall grow spiritually as covenant sons of God.
Working together, we can stand, without embarrassment and without fear,
against every wind of adversity that might blow, be it economic, social,
or spiritual.’" “Welfare Responsibilities of the Priesthood Quorums,” Ensign, Nov. 1977, 86.
Today, quorum members assisted another quorum member who needed help trimming trees in his yard. Job well done, Elders.
Shared an experience from the life of his great-grandfather, George F. Richards, who found out that the priesthood of a boy is just as powerful as the priesthood of the man when exercised righteously.
As a mission president, he observed a dramatic increase in the spirituality and leadership
skills of young men during their missions as a result of three factors:  these young men are trusted as
never before,  there are high but loving expectations of them and  they are trained
and re-trained so they can fulfill those expectations with
These same factors could be employed
with deacons quorum presidents (and other church leaders) and thereby accelerate their spiritual
and leadership growth.
Told of a young woman, Chy, who, when she started high school last year, was victimized by bullying. Chy was ministered to by members of the school's football team led by Carson Jones, an Aaronic Priesthood holder who was the starting quarterback of the team.
What does it mean to minister?
Brother Beck reminded us that we received the power, authority
and sacred duty to minister the moment we were ordained to the
In your own home is where you can do your most important ministering.
We are always priesthood men — we have a duty to minister wherever we
stand. Ministering is not just something we do — it defines who we are.
Example 1: a faithful 16-year-old priest in the Aaronic Priesthood
who lives in a country where missionaries arrived just a year ago.
Example 2: being an officer in the U.S. Air Force in 1955 and his bishop gave
him a blessing just before he left for Albuquerque, N.M. He was blessed
that his time in the Air Force would be missionary service. Two years later, church membership had grown so much that the first stake was organized there, and today there is now a temple.
Example 3: a deacon in a strong
ward that emphasizes missionary work through the efforts of the ward
council and the ward mission leader.
The commonality: we are one in our charge in the priesthood. We sanctify ourselves and
fulfill our individual duties to take the gospel to all of our Heavenly
Missionary work is an identifying feature of the Church
Within two years, all currently serving missionaries will have
returned home, and their replacements will be found in the
ranks of the Aaronic Priesthood of the Church. "Young men, are you ready to respond? Are you willing to work? Are you prepared to serve?" he asked.
Suggested a formula that will ensure success in missionary work:
President Dieter F Uchtdorf presented officers for sustaining.
There were lots of releases and new calls with Area Authorities. There was also a new Young Women Presidency called: Bonnie Lee Green Oscarson,
Carol Louise Foley McConkie, and Evelyn Neill Foote Marriott.
Brother Robert W Cantwell, Managing Director of the Church Audit Report read the audit report for 2012
Based upon audits performed, the Church Auditing Department is of
the opinion that, in all material respects, contributions received,
expenditures made, and assets of the Church have been recorded and
administered in accordance with appropriate accounting practices,
approved budgets, and Church policies and procedures.