Sunday, December 02, 2012

Go Away or I'll Call the Brute Squad. I'm On the Brute Squad.You Are the Brute Squad

A few weeks ago I got a call from a member of our bishopric asking to come over and talk to me. In Mormonese this means a new calling. Before I hung up the phone I asked if I could have a hint. He said he wouldn't give me one, but that Drek knew.

So began a several hour long interrogation. Drek wouldn't budge, but he did drop a few clues that made me think I was going to be extended the one calling in the church I dread, and pray I never get (I won't say what it is here, the bishop might google my blog and decided to give me that calling just to "force me to spiritually grow". Or something).

I think Drek did this on purpose. When they told me I was being called as the ward Compassionate Service Committee Leader I was so revealed I said yes without really understanding what the actual calling entailed. I'm sure that was Drek's master plan all along. Once the bishopric left I thought back to the conversation. Wait, they did say committee, right? I'm on the committee. Someone else tells me what to do?

"Nope." Drek answers. "You are the leader of the committee. You tell the someone elses what to do."


At the same time they extended me the new calling, they said I would no longer be teaching my Sunday School class. I asked if I could at least finish out the year with this class. The answer was no.

A week later I got an email from the Sunday School President:

Sorry to hear you are released from teaching a Sunday School class. As a SS Presidency, we have enjoyed working with you and you will be missed. I understand that even though you have been released you are still going to teach until the end of the year.

Which was news to me, but not bad news. I confirmed this and today I was able to teach my class! I love those kids.

So I have two callings right now. I feel I've gotten a handle on being a Sunday School teacher. I know what to do and what to expect. I have no idea how to be a Compassionate Service Committee Leader. NONE. It doesn't help that before I was called, the position was vacant and had been for almost a year. Also, my committee members were called that same week. They don't have experience either. I'm starting from scratch.

Still, this is very exciting. I've done anything like this before! It's a whole new experience! And God has to help me, since it's his fault I have this calling in the first place. I can't fail!


  1. There's this nice little red book that will tell you what you need to know....

    I am in a stake calling that has left me floundering a bit also, so I have an inkling how this feels, but I'm sure you'll be great.

  2. Hey! That's the committee I'm on!!

  3. Oh my goodness the last paragraph of this post made me laugh orange juice outta my nose.

    That's awesome I'm stealing that quote.


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