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“Do you live the law of chastity?”

Note: I know it isn’t appropriate to share “funny” incidents from my interviews with members, but I think this one is fine to share…

So, yesterday was my first full Sunday as a counselor in the Stake Presidency. I was still in my home ward as I am still the YM President. Next week is Mother’s Day, so I’ll be in my home ward that week as well, but then will be travelling around.

Other than my normal duties as YM President, I had my first temple recommend interviews to do. The first one was at Church and it went fine.

The second interview was for my 94-year-old grandmother. She lives in a retirement home. She is bound to a wheelchair (bad knees) and gets a fair amount of help from the staff. If she gets much worse, she’ll probably have to go into a home with more care.

Anyway, I asked the questions, and she answered appropriately. However, we both couldn’t help but smile when I asked her the questions, “Do you live the law of chastity?” She just laughed a little and said, “Oh, I think so!”

The temple recommend of a prophet, seer and revelator

I mentioned before that back in March, Elder M Russell Ballard came to do some training. He was physically at the stake centre beside the Toronto Ontario Temple, but the training was for all of Eastern Canada. Leading up to the meeting, we were told that there would be a special temple session that Elder Ballard would attend. We were to let the temple know if we could go so they knew how many people to expect.

I know the person who was checking the temple recommends that day, and he told me that Elder Ballard had a special recommend. It was NOT the same as ours. There was no barcode on it, no expiry date and all three members of the First Presidency sign it. Neat!

This of course brings to mind a few questions:

  • Did he have an interview when he first got it?
  • Does he have the same recommend since he first became an apostle?
  • Do they get new ones if something on the recommend changes, like a change to the First Presidency, or even the new Church logo from a while ago?