Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Stake President What?????

Pretty shocking Stake Conference last weekend. I will confirm that my husband, Lynn is now the Stake President for The Dalles Oregon Stake. Here is the News Release from our Public Affairs people that they put on their blog. New Stake Presidency Called to Serve The Dalles Stake This weekend at our stake conference, Elder Yoon Hwan Choi of the First Quorum of the Seventy and Elder Brad Risenmay, an Area Authority Seventy for the North America Northwest Area, reorganized The Dalles, Oregon Stake. Acting under the direction of President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Elder Choi and Elder Risenmay released Thaynan Knowlton, Duane Francis, and Jason Corey, and after interviewing bishops, high councilors, and other priesthood leaders in the stake, called a new stake presidency. At the general session of stake conference on Sunday morning, members of The Dalles Oregon Stake were asked to sustain Lynn Bischoff (Goldendale) as the new Stake President. Troy Whittle (White Salmon) was sustained as the First Counselor, and John Brennan (Hood River) was sustained as the Second Counselor. While sharing their testimonies after the releasings and sustainings, President Francis said it had been "a singular privilege, a great honor and blessing" to serve in the stake presidency. President Knowlton said that, as a stake president, "You kind of look at the whole stake as your family," and told of how he and his counselors had prayed for all the members of the stake. After speaking of his youth milking cows, President Bischoff said he wondered, "What can I have to offer?" Then he humbly said that the "spirit confirmed to me that, for whatever reason, the Lord has called an Idaho farm boy. . . to be here." He then shared his testimony of Joseph Smith, saying that in 1820, the Lord called another farm boy to do His work. The conference also included powerful testimonies by both Elder Choi and Elder Risenmay that Heavenly Father knew who He wanted the new stake president to be, and that they had come to The Dalles not to pick the new president themselves, but to receive revelation from the Lord on His choice. "And we have received it," Elder Risenmay confirmed. We are all still a little shocked and getting used to Lynn being called President Bischoff. Dad is wondering if this is the start of the next trend for the Morgan Family. As in all my brothers being Bishops at the same time??? Wouldn't that be interesting!! :) Best get going. Have a Super day!! :)

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! When Kevin was Bishop, it was such a blessing to our family. I am sure you found that same thing when Lynn was Bishop and this will be more of the same (but EVEN more since it's longer). Enjoy!