Today Dane was released of being the Bishop of the Alkali Creek Ward. It was bitter sweet. He has loved this calling. It has been the fasted 5 years of our lives. As we walked this morning we recalled taking this same walk and Dane saying "are they really going to call me to be the Bishop?" and now he has completed this assignment.
It has been a wonderful calling for both of us. We have been so impressed with the reverence that our ward members have had for the office of Bishop.
We are grateful for all of their support as well as the support that our family have has given him. Thank you!
We are grateful for the prayers that have been offered in his behalf.
Dane has loved the kids. He loved going to Girls Camp and getting to be part of the Trec. He loves basketball and one of his last calling he called himself to be the boys basketball coach, I think so he can be with the boys.
I know that some of his last thought of the day were for our Ward members as he had a great concern and love for all of them. We have enjoyed getting to visit all of the new people as they move into our ward.
Dane doesn't really complain and I think I only heard one complaint from him and that was about a Saturday meeting, once. The only thing that I think he didn't like about his calling was saying good bye to dear friends at funerals. He has loved this calling and the Ward members.
Thanks Darlin for the great job.