Indianapolis Temple

Indianapolis Temple


12/06/2009 04:57:00 PM Edit This 3 Comments »
Today I went through my first re-allignment of ward boundaries in my entire life. It was quite the experience! For those of you who might not know, our church organizes congregations by geographical regions so where you live dictates what congregation you attend. Because of this, sometimes new congregations are formed to better serve the members in the area. Reed and I are now in another ward along with a small portion of our old ward. Exciting!

When we heard of the special meeting where the new boundaries were being announced, I knew that we were going to be in another ward. I felt fine with that because that's just the way it is. There was a moment in the meeting when members of the new congregations were asked to stand and sustain their local leaders. In that moment, I saw all the new faces of our new ward and noticed how many of our old ward were still in the old ward. I felt a twinge of emotion not because I didn't want to leave our old ward but it was the kind of feeling you get when you remember all the fun times you had with certain people. We had fun in Worthington and there are many friends there that we will miss. We are looking forward to meeting new friends and learning the ways we can serve in the Powell ward. I'm grateful for the opportunity we have to see the growth of the gospel in the world and how it impacts even our small neck of the woods!


Carrie Nation said...

You will definitely be missed! It had never occurred to me that we might not be in the same ward, so I was a bit surprised. But I know we will still do things together like friends do despite changes. I'm glad you're excited about your new ward, though. Great attitude to take. As I told the seminary kids, it means the church is growing here, even if just little bit.

Valerie said...

I hope we keep in touch and at least we went out with a bang! (a.k.a Handel's Messiah). We're only a few streets away :)

Nicole M said...

Valerie, one of the things I admire about you is how you approach changes with such a positive attitude.
I can't quite relate to how your church is organized for wards, but I can only imagine how stressful such a change would be. Your positive outlook is such an inspiration. :)