In stake conference today, one of the brethren who had been attending our quorum was presented to be advanced to the Melchizedek Priesthood. I was ecstatic.
He is in his thirties and had been a priest. After he started coming back to church about 1.5 years ago, we had been working with him to encourage him in his efforts and help stay focused on his spiritual journey.
He is a much better person than I am. He is always willing to share the gospel with others; he studies the scriptures for an hour or two every day; he is always wiling to be of service to others; and he has such a simple, innocent faith.
We had been working with him as an elder quorum presidency, but I think in a lot of ways, he was working with us.
I look forward to tonight when I get to participate in his ordination, as he has invited me to do.