Longtime readers (and Mormons) know that Mormons periodically get new assignments at church. Responsibilities they’re given to make sure everything’s running smoothly. I’ve had several since I moved to Maine, and most of them required me to go to extra leadership meetings while Denisa stayed at home with the kids.
Not so anymore.
I’m still a part-time seminary teacher, but Denisa just became the Primary President. What does that mean, if you don’t know? She’s in charge of the kids’ teaching at church–all youth 18 months to 12 years old. Here’s the wikipedia entry for what the organization does, and here’s the official website, if you’re curious.
What does this mean for us on a day to day and week to week basis? It means Denisa will be much busier at church, for one thing. She’ll also need to have presidency meetings during the week, and need to stay for leadership meetings after church about twice a month. Bottom line is that what was a busy life only promises to get busier, and I was already freaking out over how busy and crazy our lives were before this came along.
So why am I strangely calm about the whole thing?
Ultimately it’s because Denisa and I prayed about it and felt strongly that this was the right thing to do. If there’s one thing my thirty plus years on this earth have taught me, it’s that it works out–especially when I’ve prayed about things ahead of time and feel strongly about it. Call religion the opiate of the masses if you will, but I’ve seen what it does for me and what guidance through prayer can accomplish, and that’s why I’m at peace with this.
I guarantee you one thing: if this extra business had been for any other reason, we wouldn’t have even had to blink an eye. We would have turned it down. We’re pretty much at full capacity. No room in the inn, folks. But things will work out, and I’m confident of it.
Besides, at this point my family needs every single blessing God might want to send our way.
Anyway, best of wishes for Denisa–I’m sure she’ll do a great job!