|Date Received:||Dec 1, 1984|
|Patriarch:||Kirk J. Anderson|
My beloved brother *****, with rejoicing I lay my hands upon your head to convey you patriarchal blessing; a blessing that will be a great source of joy and hope to you throughout your mortal life. It will allow you to envision the eternal verities, where there is much you Father in Heaven desires you to know about understand about yourself. This, that you might attain the stature of spiritual maturity to enjoy service unto others. In so doing, you will find yourself that you might walk hand in hand with your Father in Heaven through the peaks and valleys of life with stability and insight.
Now, you stood in the company of the noble and great ones. In your pre-existent life this association was gained, because you were a choice and valiant spirit. You thirsted for knowledge and sought all truth, which constantly drew you unto higher spheres of learning where you were nurtured by heavenly parents in preparation for a special mission upon this earth. And so, you have come to this earth as a stranger, estranged from that sweet spirit you heretofore enjoyed to engage in the vicissitudes of life that, therein, you might be taught, and ultimately become as your beloved Savior. Now, through the exercise of your free agency, you have again become a valiant warrior, and have raised the banner of righteousness.
You are to embark upon a mission. Remember that the primary purpose of this call is to do all that you can do for qualification to stand blameless before God at the last day. For the field is white, much is to be done, and your joy will be full. You will have a sense of accomplishment and well-being that you have never known before. It will be with you throughout your life. These people will become your people. In fact, at least in part, the basis for your secular success in life will rest upon your relationship with them. Moreover, it will prepare you to go forward at a later date in your life to do even a mightier work. Even then you will not be alone, for you will have a choice and beautiful companion by your side with whom you will have shared the success of rearing spirits unto your Father in Heaven that they too might have experiences like unto yours.
Your time upon this earth will witness great changes, and revolutions will be so great that you will treasure above all, peace, which shall come to you from God. You will treasure the protection given you by his loving hand. You will see the gates of Zion open, even though there are great commotions, warfares, and disruptions. The wealth of the nations will pour unto you, and all that are in Zion. Therefore, do not fear.
Now I bless you with a heart of gratitude that will rejoice because of your great lineage. It will bring tears of joy as you contemplate your kinship with your father Abraham, and your descendancy through Joseph, who was sold into Egypt, and his son Ephraim. Know well the blessings that have been extended down through this birthright. For they are yours. Indeed, you will find great joy in serving in high and holy places.
You will walk with the mighty of this earth, but you will not be confounded. Your humility will touch their hearts, and they will seek to know of that message you desire to extend unto them as a messenger.
I bless you with great faith—faith unto great works; with the gift of administration, that you will raise the sick. Lucifer will flee at your bidding. You will speak the message of love. Above all else, I assure you that you will find success in your home. Your joy will be unspeakable, as you stand in the midst of your family, and partake of a celestial type life, which has been ordained unto you and your family through righteous living.
I bless you to arise in the morning of the first resurrection, clothed in glory, immortality, and eternal life. You will stand in the presence of your Father and Savior to be declared His joint-heir. I seal this blessing upon you, proclaiming that it will come to fulfillment in its entirety, according to your faithfulness. This I do by the authority vested in me as an ordained Patriarch, and in the holy name of the Lord Jesus Christ.