2006-02-12 15:06:00 +0000

If youʼre Mormon, you know what a calling is. And you know what a second counselor in the elders quorum presidency is. So you donʼt have to read any more of this.

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, all the local leaders are selected from the congregation and are not paid for their service. When I am asked to shoulder a specific responsibility, I receive a calling. Today I was called to be the second counselor in the elders quorum presidency.

The elders quorum is a group of men in my congregation who all hold the priesthood. The quorum is presided over by one man, who in turn has two counselors that help him with his duties. The president and his two counselors make up the quorum presidency. And Iʼm the second counselor.

The quorum presidency is responsible for teaching the members of the quorum their priesthood duties and for giving them opportunities to learn as they perform those duties.

This is going to be exciting.