Yesterday was one of those anticipated days in the making, but clearly one that I could never really prepare for. My emotions were everywhere as I was released after serving as the Reunion Ward bishop for six wonderful years - words are inadequate to describe my thoughts and feelings. I will forever be grateful for the time that I had to spend with the good members of this ward - laughing, crying, counseling, praying and serving together. I have learned that it takes many, if not all, members of a ward to achieve the closeness that we shared as a whole. Never have I witnessed more individuals "willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places". Truly this is the greatest ward on the planet now divided into the two greatest wards on the planet. Thank you to all that have served so faithfully during these many years without complaint or recognition. May you be forever blessed for your example to me & your service to others. My heart is full.