Why are the same people called to leadership positions?

Question   Gramps, Why are the same people called to leadership positions in the ward?  Are the rest of us chopped liver?  Does Heavenly Father think so little of us that we aren’t considered worthy to lead? Cheryl   Answer   Dear Cheryl, Before I...

What are the consequences of turning down a calling?

Question   Gramps, What are the consequences of turning down a calling?  And, does it matter which calling one turns down; a nursery leader as opposed to Relief Society President, Stake President? Hal   Answer   Hal, Considering a calling can be a...

Why aren’t seniors called to leadership positions?

Question   Gramps, Has it become a norm that once a person reaches 55 or 60 years of age they no longer are called to any position of leadership? In my ward and stake, as well as surrounding stakes, there is not a single leadership position held by anyone older...

How do you choose someone for a calling?

Question   Dear Gramps, How do you pick someone for a calling?  Do you just ask the Lord and He somehow tells you who He wants?  Or do you just pick someone that you like and ask God if He approves?  How does that work? Robert   Answer   Robert, Calling...

How can I generate desire in my calling?

Question Dearest Gramps, I’ve currently serving in a tough responsibility in the church, and while I know exactly what it’s worth for me, it’s beginning to wear me down, and my desire to serve is fading. My question is simple: how do you generate...

How do I balance my marriage and church callings?

Question HI Gramps. I have a calling in my ward as assistant scout master and it requires a lot of time and dedication.  My wife however gets mad or upset if I have a meeting to go to and she wants time to spend with me.  I want to accomplish the responsibilities I...
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