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Raising One of God's Families

It happened less than a month ago, even as I write. On the evening of April 20, 1990, our thirty two year old knelt before a chair placed at the front of the room, while fifteen right hands pressed down on his head.

As I prayed the eternally significant words, I was conscious of the presence of the Holy Spirit: "We do hereby set you apart to the office of elder, and ordain and install you as a ruling elder in the Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church, in the name and by the authority of Jesus Christ, King and Head of the Church and the State." It was an eventful evening: a congregation was organized, one other man besides our son was elected, ordained and installed, a third elected and installed, and a pastor elected and installed. Our son is the precentor for congregational acappella Psalm-singing.