TITLE Roy's Postcards: Postcard from 1982/11/23 STYLE http://www.crummy.com/writing/postcards/postcards.css
Roy's Postcards: 1982/11/23
Tonight was a Stake Priesthood session at the Temple. We (our Stake) did 155 male endowments. It had been a while since I had been to the temple - I sat by David Scoll and Dan Bishop.
Just to quiet the snickering, I'll say that the "male endowments" refers to bestowing the Melchizidech priesthood upon men of a certain age. Just to use an analogy, imagine that you've got an 8th level cleric who's got enough experience to go to 9th level. But he can't use the powers of a 9th level cleric until he goes to the temple and performs a ritual with the high priest. He's not really a 9th level cleric until he's been endowed with the powers. It's like that.
See also: lds