Most of our time this week was used to prepare Mila for her special day and arrange the baptismal service. We involved a variety of people in the programme and it had a good effect. One of the speakers mentioned she had never before felt like she had played an important role in something like this. My other favourite was the ten year old playing the piano. He was nervous but he'll have more confidence next time he is asked to play in front of people. There was not a better way to spend the evening of the Saturday before Christmas. Being involved in Mila's journey to follow Jesus Christ has been incredible! She has a heart of gold and has every desire to keep every commandment with exactness. They will have some family trials, but now she has the companionship of the Holy Ghost to guide, direct, comfort, and bless her. It is difficult to describe the feeling of giving someone a priesthood blessing. The feeling is even more powerful during the confirmation and bestowal of the Holy Ghost. What I can say is that the priesthood is very real. It is the authority to call upon the powers of heaven and it was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. Anyone who thinks that the Saviour is absent or that God is playing a harp in a lounge chair needs to examine the Restored Gospel which is found in the living church of Jesus Christ. If they do this with an honest heart and real intent they will come to the same conclusion that I have come to, along with millions of others, that HE LIVES AND HIS TRUTH HAS BEEN RESTORED! I know this is the truth. I have felt it.