|Date Received:||Feb 14, 2010|
|Stake:||Meridian Idaho Paramount|
|Patriarch:||Rowland P. Stoll|
*****, by authority of the Melchizedek priesthood I bear, and as an ordained Patriarch, I place my hands upon your head this Sabbath morning to give unto you your patriarchal blessing. I pray that through the Holy Ghost I may know the things that your Heavenly Father desires to bless you with.
*****, you are of the house of Israel, and your blessings flow through Ephraim. Honor the priesthood that you have received thus far for it is a preparatory priesthood, and it will help you to understand the important responsibilities that will be yours when you receive the Melchizedek priesthood.
So I bless you to be diligent as you read your scriptures in preparation for the time that you will receive the Melchizedek priesthood. You will have the privilege to be ordained an Elder and have the authority to then be called to serve in the mission field. Do all that you can, *****, to prepare for this great day in your life. You will be blessed with the understanding that you will need, and you will receive a greater appreciation for the authority of the priesthood. You will also be able to feel the love of your Heavenly Father as He allows you to now exercise the authority throughout your life.
When the call comes for you to serve in the mission field, be diligent. By that time you should have learned to heed the promptings that come through the Holy Ghost that would enable you to make wise decisions so that you may then serve valiantly in the mission field with your companions. Much growth will take place in preparation for the leadership callings and responsibilities that you will be given throughout your life.
You will be called to serve among a people you can learn to love. Those with whom you can relate, and they will respect you for the time and effort that you put forth in their behalf. The gospel of Jesus Christ is so important in our lives. It is the only secure thing in this world that we can really count on, and so be diligent all the days of your life to live the principles of the gospel to their fullest extent so that you will then be able to be a blessing to all those with whom you associate.
I bless you that you may have the health, strength, and energy to be able to serve whenever you are called. That you might feel the love of your Heavenly Father as He strengthens you and as you receive guidance and direction through the Holy Ghost. Be diligent in following the counsel and inspiration that comes to you so that you may receive the protection and direction in your life to always be found on that straight and narrow path that will lead you back into the presence of your Heavenly Father.
I bless you that you may continue to be diligent in your schooling, and that you may learn all that in necessary for you. That you may receive guidance, direction, and inspiration as to what your life's work should be, and I bless you to be able to adequately care for the needs of your eternal family.
Now the time will come when you will return from the mission field, and you will feel that you are ready to take upon yourself the responsibilities of a husband and father. There will have been prepared for you a choice young daughter of our Heavenly Father who wants to have the blessings of the priesthood in her life. So as you pray for guidance and direction, you will be able to find her, and then you will have that glorious privilege and blessing of going to the House of the Lord to be sealed and become an eternal family.
Go to the temple often. It is the House of the Lord where you can find complete peace. Great inspiration will then flow unto you so that you will be able to understand how important you are to your Heavenly Father and to your eternal family. Your love will also increase for your companion. You will have a greater desire to be diligent in your responsibilities so that you may always be worthy to enter that Holy House.
The work that you accomplish there for others will give you added strength, and the day will come when these individuals will be able to thank you for the time and effort that you have put forth on their behalf.
Now we live in a world of great turmoil and concern. I bless you that you may not worry about the conditions of the world, and that you may look to your Heavenly Father for guidance and direction That your love for the Savior may increase, and that you may emulate Him int he service that you render to your fellow man. Serving one another is an important thing in out lives, and great joy comes through that service. The priesthood will allow you the opportunity to give blessings to your family members and to others in the church, so always honor it and be worthy to use it any time that you may be called upon. If you do this, your life will be full and rich and great peace of mind will come to you. You will also be blessed to give guidance and direction to your eternal family as you show them great love and concern.
You have grown up in a home where you have felt this love, and so learn through this experience to be a good husband and father and to be there for your children to guide, direct, and help them through these turbulent times. You will be blessed to have a happy home as long as you learn to communicate with one another and to listen to each other's needs and, more importantly, to be there to strengthen them, guide them, and to direct and help them.
You will be called to positions of responsibility in the church that will require your energy, time, and faith to carry out. As you do the best that you can, you will be a great blessing to those that you will be called to serve.
I bless you with patience, realizing that your desires, as well and good as they are, may not come into fruition until our Heavenly Father is willing to bless you. He knows what is best for you and when to give you the blessings that you desire and need. You will have a joyful, happy, and pleasant life as you serve the Lord valiantly. As you pray fervently for guidance and for direction, and as you heed the promptings that will come to you.
I bless you to come forth in the morning of the first resurrection. That you may continue to grow in knowledge, understanding, and love because of the lessons that you have learned in this life that will have prepared you for the even greater responsibilities and growth.
This blessing I seal upon you, but I remind you that it it contingent upon your worthiness, so be faithful, be diligent, and give great love and concern to all those that you have the opportunity to rub shoulders with in this life. I express to you, and say this humbly in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.