Date: January 04, 2020 04:05PM
Attended a ward last week with lady friend who is TBM. They released all young peoples leaders plus Sunday school leaders and teachers. Many were called back into new positions. Like teachers and teachers now have 5 to 6 adult advisors or specialists. My friend told me this was due to new youth program starting Jan 1. All I saw was the chairs being rearranged. 5 or 6 advisors for Deacons and 5 or 6 advisors for Teachers and Priests too. Talk about over kill.
My friend then told me on way out that no one has time anymore to meet and greet with new 2 hour block and only 30 minutes between blocks. Members have to clear buildings fast as they try to get all 3 wards cleared out by 2 PM.
They were handing out the Come Follow me Books for new year to members. I saw what seemed to be a regular Christian Church meetings were members come for meeting and then leave.
There seems to be no fellowship today in the Church like there was in the olden days.
My friend also told me how women are now being told they have Priesthood power because they get that when they are called and set apart to a position in the Church. She told me this has come about from the writings of Wendy and Sheri. And she sees this a a major step in the right direction. It makes my head swim trying to figure that one out. I have never heard men talking about Priesthood Power like the women are today.
Clearly things are shifting and I think the church is going to become a nothing burger under Russ. And it won't ever be like it was in late 60's to 80's with great growth, strong families joining etc., no matter what they do.