To better prepare for his mission, Sam needed to get to know his ancestors to remember where he comes from and who he is. He spent a lot of time preparing and researching ancestors to find missing information from our genealogical history. He found a few ancestors that still needed some work performed and he and his brothers and sister were able to go to the temple on Friday morning to perform vicarious baptisms for the dead. It was a good opportunity to spend time together with their Dad at the temple being in tune with the Spirit and a great way for Sam to prepare to receive his endowments later that evening.
Allan and I were able to take Samuel with us to the temple on Friday night to receive his own endowment. The endowment is an opportunity to receive further blessings and instruction regarding the plan of salvation. It is an outer expression of an inner commitment to live the gospel more fully. It was a very peaceful and uplifting moment in our lives as parents to witness and support our son in receiving these spiritual gifts and covenants from God. We were very thankful his grandparents, aunts, uncles and close friends and mentors could be there to support him as well.
Elder Samuel Haycock
I am called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This blog is about my adventures in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ for the next two years in the Republic of Kiribati.
Rachel Haycock - I am the mother of 6 amazing children and the lucky wife of a dear, sweet man. I love to write, read, cook, teach and sew. I hope you feel the Spirit of the Lord as you read about Elder Haycock's adventures in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.