The Price of an Education !!!!

Date: July 18, 2011
Area: Cauayan City Branch 2 - Assistant to the President
Companion: Elder Bangal


Yesterday during priesthood meeting Ryan Gamit was ordained to the office of a Teacher and Rolando Gamit was ordained a Priest in the Aaronic Priesthood. The day will come when it will be proposed in a District Conference that Brother Rolando Gamit be ordained to the office of Elder and given the Melchezidik Priesthood.

President Eyring told the story in last priesthood meeting of a young man who returned to the village he had grown up in Wales to be a missionary. "Bold missionary that he was he walked down the lane in Wales to the summer estate of a man who was four times the Prime Minister of England to offer him the gospel of Jesus Christ. The great man let him into his mansion. He was a graduate of Eton College and of Oxford University. The missionary talked with him about the origins of man, the central role of Jesus Christ in the history of the world, and even the fate of nations. At the end of their discussion the host declined the offer to accept baptism. But as they parted, that leader of one of the great empires of the world asked the humble missionary,"where did you get your education?" His answer? "In the priesthood of God."

President Eyring went on, "You may have thought at one time how much better your life would have been if only you had been admitted to study in some fine school. I pray that you will see the greatness of God's love for you and of the opportunity He has given you to enter His priesthood school."

Ryan and Brother Gamit are now enrolled in God's priesthood school. As they continue faithful to the lessons learned, and magnify their office, they will receive the promised blessing of "all that the Father hath."

I am grateful for the lessons I have learned in the priesthood. I have learned them at home, and learned them here. While you can put a price on a college education, you cannot do so with the lessons learned in the priesthood of God.

I am grateful for all the faithful priesthood holders my life has come in contact with.

Love you and have a good day.

--Elder Hale


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