Solemn Assembly

    “Solemn Assembly,” New Era, Jan. 1973, 8

    Solemn Assembly

    This was a special day in the life of Mark Newman. The sacred opportunity of sustaining a new prophet in last October’s solemn assembly was a special privilege for him. This great experience was framed by the other things that Mark’s Fridays have a way of requiring.

    He had breakfast while catching a few more moments of study, then uttered a prayer about his part in the great assembly, and later, after the solemn assembly, he hurried to his math class at the University of Utah. All in a day’s experience, but a very special day after all.

    Photos by Eldon Linschoten

    Mark catches a few moments of study during breakfast on the morning of the solemn assembly

    A morning prayer for a solemn occasion

    With a recently broken foot, preparations to go are a little more difficult

    Leaving early for the solemn assembly

    Mark hurries to the Tabernacle to find his seat

    He listens intently to the instructions of President Tanner

    Sustaining a prophet

    In a crowd of Saints leaving the temple grounds

    From sustaining a prophet to math exam—a busy but very special day

    Mark hurries to his class