Elder Luke D. Anderson was set apart today as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He officially begins his service in the name of Jesus Christ. He has been called to serve in the Philippines, Laoag, Mission, to teach the gospel in the Tagalog language. He is about to begin the adventure of a lifetime.
We met with the stake president this evening at 8:30 pm. President Nussbaum shared some thoughts from Doctrine and Covenants Section 88. He talked about how the worth of souls is great in the sight of God. It is my hope that Luke will come to understand how much the Lord loves each one of us and desires to have us all return to live with Him. Understanding the love the Savior has and sharing that love with others is truly one of the greatest blessings.
In Luke's blessing, as he was set apart, he was promised to have peace, patience and long suffering as he served the Filipino people and also his companions. He was promised as he was humble and obedient he would be blessed. He was told there are many who have been prepared and are waiting specifically for him to come find them and share his light with them. They will be touched by his example and see the happiness he has and desire to know about that happiness. It was a beautiful blessing.
He is now officially, Elder Anderson. I know that he will be blessed as he serves the Lord and I look forward to hearing and sharing his adventures.