Monday, December 28, 2009

A Call in the Night

Hello Dear Reader,
About April 1, 1951 Grandpa (Wes) and Grandma (Mary) Carter were awakened by a ringing phone. It was April Fool's day but Grandpa got up and answered the phone anyway. It was President J. Earl Lewis wanting Wes and Mary to come to his office as soon as they could get there.

President Lewis and his counselors interviewed them and asked if Wes would accept the calling of bishop in the new ward that was to be created. Wes said, "Yes," and was counseled to go home and pray about who he would like for counselors and clerks. He was to report back to them by the middle of the week. Wes was 32 years old and Mary was 30. What a huge responsibility for such a young couple.
Aunt Genni

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