Welcome to April! I’m sure we’re all glad to see March and the end of winter in our rear view mirror. We’ve certainly had our share of snow and cold weather but are all grateful for the precipitation we have received. Our gardens and fruit trees should bear a bumper crop. On the missionary front, we are glad to have Jentry Ison home from her mission in Vancouver, Washington and are excited that Wyatt Ison received a mission call to Yakima, Washington. Elder Ison will enter the field on July 24th. Kristi Jo needs a revolving door in her home to handle the comings and goings of her full time missionaries. We know the Lord will continue to bless Sister Ison and her family for their dedicated service.
March also brought us three new babies. Drew and Candalyn Jorgensen had a baby girl, names Tenley Ruth, Kyler and Kiersten Wheeler had a Baby girl named Landree Bree and Shaun and Jaycee Seely had a baby boy named Jed Shaun. Shaun and Jaycee are closing on a house in Fountain Green and will soon be leaving our Ward. We will miss them and are grateful for all the service they’ve given in the short time they’ve been here.
The Bishopric and the Stake Presidency wish to thank the members of the 4th Ward for their efforts in Indexing names and also thank our Temple and Family History specialists for their willingness to help us all in learning how to Index. Through your efforts, our Ward went from 800 names indexed in the entire year of 2018 to almost 15,000 names indexed through the first 3 months of 2019! Our Stake Presidency has set a Stake goal of 650,000 names for the year, so we have lots to do. We encourage everyone, if you haven’t done so, to call Steven and Candice Sanders, or Julie Jorgensen, or one of our other specialists to help you register on Family Search and begin to Index names, in preparation for submitting them to the Temple. Brothers and Sisters, we truly are witnessing the fulfillment of Malachi’s prophecy. “Behold, I will send you Elijah the Prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And He shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to their fathers.
May we all enjoy the upcoming General Conference as we gather our families together and “Come Listen to a Prophet’s Voice”.
Brother Gunderson 1st Counselor