Monday, June 08, 2009

High Priest Jon

Yesterday, Jon was ordained a high priest in our church as he was called to be the Second Assistant in the High Priest Group Leadership. It was kind of an unexpected and weighty calling, but Jon has a willing and faithful heart eager to serve. Jon's dad came down from Utah to perform the ordination, and it was one of the most special blessings I have ever heard. Now that Jon is officially a high priest, though, I have loved teasing him about being so "old" and how he can now start sleeping in Sacrament Meeting. (Joking, of course!)

One of the things Jon was asked to do because of his leadership role within high priests was to shave off his goatie. I had to make sure I got one last picture right before he went to shave it off. While I was in mourning at first, I have to admit, I really like the new clean-shaven Jon!

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Brian said...

Wow, I hope they didn't call him into the HP group leadership just to get him to shave off his goatie!! Just kidding. Congrats. I know you'll enjoy some rip-roaring and engaging discussions in the HP group...and a nap or two (at least, that's how it works in our ward!). In seriousness, though, that's a really privileged calling...Jon must still be the spiritual stud he was when we were at institute together! congrats!

Mocktalk said...

I thought Jon already slept through sacrament meeting. No really, I know that Jon will do a great job with the High Priests.

Darice said...

Wow, congratulations!! Jon will do so great- I always marvel at the young guys called into High Priests!

Melody said...

We love the new look, Jon! Very smooth. I'm sure you'll do great in your new calling (and of course, hanging out with all the old people will be a blast!).