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Brethren,

The final talk given that wonderful night of edification among the General Priesthood on 8-22-10 was truly inspiring. Taking the pulpit in a dignified and inspired manner, President Shumway began to address the body of the Priesthood.

First, he said, “I’d like to thank my Counselors, Brother John Brown,” (2nd Speaker) and then, mentioning a worthy recruit for Missionary work, he thanks, “Brother McCullock (Not sure on spelling of name- 1st Speaker) for being found worthy.”

In light of the worthy examples put before the young men, President Shumway did the unthinkable and called the young men to the stand by Aaronic Priesthood groups of Deacons, Teachers and Priests. He then asked them to take the new challenge and commitment put forth by President Hinkley not too long ago, and they ALL agreed to take on this challenge.

He stated some of the things that President Hinkley spoke concerning the rise in Missionary Standards:

** Raise The Standards : The Lord calls us; Serving a Mission is not a right of passage. [It is a focus] Requiring us to be worthy in every aspect. Live above the low standards of the world, and regardless of sin, know that “We love you regardless.”

Continuing on, President Shumway declared, “You must prepare now; Change & make a commitment to live your life in a way you are always worthy… the sooner you change your life the better.”

With an obvious feeling of love and charity, he then humbly declared, “There is nothing you can share with us, that will cause you to fall out of our love. The Mission of the Church is to save souls. There is no greater work.”

President Shumway closed with two additional items: Missionary Work & The Confirmation Of The Lord.

What stood out to me the most, and which caused me to make it the Title of this entry, is the short yet powerful phrase “The Lord Can Confirm : Touch The Ball.” – I can take that of myself as an admonition to get involved, be a part of the work of the Lord. As we become involved, we partake of the Spirit and therefore are blessed in all times of our lives. This truth applies even to any outside the Lubbock Texas Mission, but can be our Gold Standard here in Texas. The Lord is smiling over us when we do as commanded… I know this to be true, In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

**Lubbock Texas Stake Announcements:

Saturday, September 25th @ 7:00 p.m. – General Relief Society Telecast @ Stake Center (** ATTENTION, SHOULD A BROTHER HAVE A WIFE THAT CAN NOT DRIVE TO LUBBOCK, CONSIDER LOADING IT UP ON YOUR COMPUTER AT HOME. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE, CONTACT PRESIDENT BEARDSLEY **)

Sunday, September 26th @ 8:30 a.m. – Welfare Meeting

Friday, October 1st Through 5th – Temple Closed

Saturday, October 2nd- General Conference Telecasts 11:00a.m. & 3:00p.m.

**PLEASE , Invite a friend to a General Conference Session!**

Saturday, October 2nd Ice Cream Social @ 6:15p.m.
Saturday, October 2nd Priesthood Session @ 7:00p.m

Sunday, October 3rd General Conference Telecasts @ 11:00a.m. &a 3:00p.m.

Tuesday, October 5th Relief Society @ 6:30

Sunday, October 10th @ 8:30a.m. Branch Council

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*****************Plainview Branch Elders & High Priest Lessons By Date:

10-3-10 : General Conference

10-10-10 : Chapter 19 Gospel Principles Manual “Repentance”

10-17-10 : Chapter 20 Gospel Principles Manual “Baptism”

10-24-10 : “Helping Hands, Saving Hands” – By Elder Koichi Aoyagi – April 2010 Conference


10-31-10 : Joint Meeting With Priesthood


11-7-10 : “To The Home Teachers Of The Church” By President Ezra Taft Benson – April 1987 –


11-14-10 : Chapter 21 Gospel Principles Manual “The Gift Of The Holy Ghost”


11-21-10 : Chapter 22 Gospel Principles Manual “The Gifts Of The Spirit”


11-28-10 : “That Our Children Might See The Face Of Our Savior” – By Cheryl C. Lant – April 2010


12-5-10 : “Only An Elder” – by Elder Bruce R. McConkie in 1974

12-12-10 : Chapter 23 Gospel Principles Manual “The Sacrament”

12-19-10 : Chapter 24 Gospel Principles Manual “The Sabbath Day”


12-26-10 : To Be Announced

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