Sunday, October 7, 2007

Predictions

Last spring during the General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), my brother-in-law told a comical story of his four-year-old son, James. Somehow, James had made the connection that all of three members of the first presidency for the LDS church had first names that also belonged to characters on the show Thomas the Tank Engine. James eagerly looked forward to watching conference so that he could see Gordon (B. Hinckley), Thomas (S. Monson), and James (E. Faust.)

After receiving the sad news that James E. Faust had passed away recently, several members of the church speculated on who would take his place as the 2nd counselor in the first presidency. My brother-in-law came up with the sure fire way to figure it out. Looking through the first names of the remaining twelve apostles, he noted that only one had a first name that was the same as a character on Thomas the Tank Engine. Good luck in your new calling Henry! (I mean President Eyring.)

7 comments:

Josi said...

Oh my gosh that is awesome! Ha Ha

Marsha Ward said...

I'm laughing my . . . well, I'm laughing. Thanks, Traci!

Tristi Pinkston said...

That is so funny. Thanks for sharing this!

Katie Parker said...

I love it! *Now* we know how they make those decisions! ;-)

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Thanks for sharing that. That is hysterical.

Summer said...

Lol!

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

traci:
i was looking for some more stickers for my primary kids and i saw a set from ... thomas and the train. just made me smile as i remembered this adorable post about this.

this was so cute, kathleen :)