Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Organisation (British spelling) of the Glasgow Stake

Hello Dear Reader,
On the morning of August 26, 1962 at seven o'clock a.m., as requested, Grandpa (Wes) Carter reported back to the mission home and informed President Tanner of the results of the previous night's visits to Brothers Graham, Wylie, and Martin. President Tanner was pleased and told Grandpa that the new bishopric would be sustained that morning and set apart immediately following the conference sessions.

The conference consisted of two sessions--one at 11:00 a.m. and one at 3:00 p.m. David O. McKay presided and Bernard P. Brockbank conducted both sessions. The members of the Church in Scotland were inspired by beautiful congregational hymns, solos, and choir music not to mention talks given by assignment under the direction of President McKay and then the address by President McKay himself.

Immediately after conference the newly called and sustained bishopric and their families were invited into a room where Marion D. Hanks set Grandpa apart and gave him the keys to preside over the Paisley Ward. It was unnecessary for him to be ordained a bishop again. Then Grandpa assisted President Hanks in ordaining Bill Graham and Sammy Wylie as High Priests and setting them apart as his counselors. Then all three men assisted in setting Brother Martin apart as the ward clerk. Grandpa said, "I feel that this experience was one of the highlights of my life."
Aunt Genni

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