Monday, December 29, 2008

Articles of Faith Challenge

On Saturday, the Primary president had a small get-together of the kids who are working to get their Articles of Faith memorized by the end of the year so that they can receive their special certificates. Nat and Shel were there earnestly trying to get the last of their's checked off.

The Bishop of the church showed up, because he too wanted to accept the challenge of memorizing all 13 of these basic points of belief of the LDS church (and be a good example to the kids of course). He sat at the table surrounded by little girls and diligently worked on reciting them to the Primary president.

Nat looked up at him and noticed his Blue tooth headset on his ear, and asked him what it was. Before he could explain, she asked him if it was telling him the words. We all had a good laugh over that---the thought of the Bishop having someone on the line feeding him the answers!

The Articles of Faith are not easy to memorize (although thankfully there are songs that make it easier) and the Bishop left still having #13 (by far the most wordy) to work on. About an hour later, we received a call from him however, and over speaker phone, he was able to pass off this last one. The kids were proud of him.


Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Awesome! ♥ Hugs :) Shauna

LisAway said...

What an awesome Bishop! Such a small thing, but I can imagine how important it makes the children feel and recognize what a big and good thing they're doing. Very cool. (and I love the almost cheating thing!)

Rose said...

(are ya sure he wasn't *reading* it over the speaker phone? LOL)

Pretty clever of her to think someone was giving answers through his bluetooth! That was cute :-)