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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Family Time

Mat was assigned to speak in Sacrament meeting today before he leaves on his mission.
Fortunately we all got to church a little early because when we looked at the printed program, they had typed in Daniel Squires as the speaker and missionary going to Anchorage Alaska. The bishop had corrected programs printed before the meeting started, but we kept a couple of the misprinted ones. I think Daniel would have liked to have been going on a mission now too! The bishop gave Mat the topic of "the doctrine of mothers" which was very appropriate for Mother's Day. Mat said some wonderful things about his mother in his very well prepared talk and gave a beautiful testimony. The youth speaker was Eric Corpuz, the friend Mat baptized last September. Eric also spoke on mothers and then gave a great tribute to Mat and our family for the influence we've had in his life. The final speaker was Mat's 8th grade science teacher, Karen Nelson, and she also talked about Mat and what a great young man he is. Sister Nelson has been in our ward longer than we have. Her daughter, Catherine, was Ryan's anatomy lab TA at BYU. The Nelsons are great people and wonderful friends. It was a great meeting. Mat's Grandpa and Grandma Borden came to support Mat on this special day, along with his Aunt Lisa , and Valerie and Tyler. It was a fun family weekend! We missed Ryan, though.