Elder and Sister Watts

Elder and Sister Watts

Hill Cumorah Visitors' Sites Mission Statement

"Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life."
3 Nephi 5:13

Sunday, January 24, 2010


On Sunday Morning, January 10, Steven and I were set apart as full time missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We were set apart by President Richard Hansen. All of our Oregon family members were present except Michael and baby K., who were at a family baptism.

The blessings given to us as we were set apart were very special and dear to our hearts. I truly felt the mantel of missionary rest upon me. It was a warm, comforting feeling; very welcome after two frantic weeks of preparation.

After the setting apart, now Elder Watts and I went to Oregon City with our son, Slade, his wife, Heidi, and their children to attend their Sacrament Meeting. It was a special meeting because their four wards were being divided into five wards. All members of these four wards were in attendance, as well as the stake presidency and other stake leaders. The entire chapel, cultural hall, and overflow rooms were full. One story by the Stake President touched my heart. President Lundgreen said that before the meeting began a young priesthood holder came up to him and expressed his concerns about making a mistake while administering the Sacrament. President Lundgreen told him, “As long as your are on the Lord's errand and doing His will, He won't let you make a mistake.” I thought, that applies to us and our mission. It was comforting!


  1. i am so excited for this blog page Michele. Thanks so much for sending me the link. I miss you already. You both add so much to our ward but i am so happy for you to have this experience. Your family will be blessed for your service. Book club was good but it wasn't the same without you there. We got things planned for the year and we chose mostly honor books this time. OK, that's enough. I look forward to reading about you both often!!
    All my love, Lori

  2. We are so excited to see you on Thrusday on your journey across the country! I hope your drive is wonderful and NOT too weather wise eventful.

  3. How exciting! I think of you often and know that you will be fantastic missionairies.