I really appreciate the messages, phone calls and emails I have received in the last 24 hours following the announcement of my call as President of the Portsmouth Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have been overwhelmed by the response.
Yesterday afternoon, I had some time to reflect on the events of the weekend. I have been the recipient of great teaching and counsel this weekend, this combined with the outpouring of love and support from those present at the conference and from those far and wide and the witness of the Holy Ghost provides me with the confidence that the Lord leads and guides his chosen representatives.
President Henry B Eyring, 1st Counsellor, 1st Presidency spoke at this April’s General Conference
“Seemingly ordinary men whom I knew well were called as stake presidents. I raised my hand on those days as you did today and had a witness come to me that God had called His servants and that I would be blessed by their service and for sustaining them. I have now felt that same miracle countless times across the Church.
I saw in the days and months that followed their being sustained that those stake presidents were lifted up to their callings”
I can categorically tell you I am a very ordinary man and the experiences of this weekend give me the confidence that this will indeed take place.
Once again I thank you.