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Patriarchal promise fulfilled

LONG BEACH, Calif. — After Gregory K. Solomon joined the Church he was promised in his patriarchal blessing that someday he would be a leader in a ward. Today, part of that blessing is being realized as Brother Solomon serves as a counselor in the bishopric of the Long Beach 4th Ward, Long Beach California Stake.

"As an African American, the priesthood has blessed me," he said, noting that he can't imagine going through life without this power. "The most important event that happened with the priesthood in my life was when my wife and I were sealed to each other in the temple for all time and eternity."

Sarah Jane Weaver