President Cusick was scheduled to conduct two special consideration interviews at the Tampa Stake Center today. However, the Brandon Stake President really wanted him to attend a meeting in Brandon, so Pres. Cusick asked if I could conduct the interviews. So we left early this morning for the 90 minute drive to the Tampa Stake Center.
We attended the Odessa Ward Sacrament Meeting. This is a large ward with a more typical age distribution than we see in the Sarasota Stake. They have a number of youth and it appeared a good sized primary. The ward in located in the northern Tampa suburbs, and I assume includes a lot of young, professional families.
The two interviews were quite interesting -- a brother and a sister. Each had had some major challenges in the past and are in the process of making significant changes in their lives. I enjoy, and appreciate, being a part of these changes.