We are getting a new church building here in our area. A new church building means, for us, boundary changes. Since we moved here 4 years ago we have been in the same ward. For the past 2yrs. and 9mos. I have served as the Primary President.
These boundary changes could be huge and there is/has been a lot of unknowns. For instance I don't know if I will still be in the Buckeye First Ward, when the boundary changes are all said and done. If I am not then I will automatically be released from my calling- SAD. If the changes are effective immediately then last Sunday was our last day with the kids and no real chance to say goodbye again- SAD. If I am still in the Buckeye First Ward, then most likely I will stay Primary President, at least for a little while, however I know I will be losing some teachers, scout, nursery and activity day leaders and that will be- SAD.
Not knowing has really been killing me. I know whatever the changes are, they are EXACTLY what the Lord wants. And EXACTLY what we members living here need. That said I KNOW that I am going to be an emotional wreck tonight when the changes are presented. It is only natural to mourn the loss of beloved ward members. And you better believe that if we are not still in the Buckeye First Ward, and I am immediately released, the tears will come hard and fast and they won't stop for a while.
I love the kids, and oh how I love the teachers and leaders serving in Primary they are AMAZING!!!
I will keep you posted as to what happens!
Now I am off to make sure that I have tissues in my purse, you know I am going to need them!
So I have now had almost an entire day to process the changes that have come. SAD is how I am feeling. I am no longer in the Buckeye First Ward. I am now in the Sundance Ward. We did not gain any new members from other wards to form this new Sundance Ward. Rather it is just a portion of our old ward. So it kind of feels like having and arm cut off or something. (Not that I really know what that feels like-it just seems an appropriate description.)
Anyway we will feel that loss greatly. As for my Presidency, we are all in the Sundance Ward. We do not know of course if we will stay in Primary or not. We do know that a Bishop has been called, but we do not know who it is. And we will not find out until May 30, on which day we will only have Sacrament meeting, Next Sunday we will all be participating in the Gila Valley Arizona Temple dedication and not have regular church meetings.
The instructions from the Stake President are that if you are a President of an organization you are to keep functioning in that capacity until your Bishop instructs you otherwise. So for the time being I am planning on running Primary the first week in June. I really hope I am able to, it will give me a little bit of closure on the whole situation.