Change is a good thing because it gives others a chance to serve. Never saying
that those that where changed did not do a good job.They most likely
for the vast most part did a fine job. After awhile a Calling can weigh on you
or the Lord has said that it is time for a natural change.My Home
teaching partner is a former Stake President, when he was released he was soon
called as Ward Mission Leader and we had Baptisms for a while almost weekly.
Then he was called a Stake Patriarch "convert he is he is" and does that
job as well as Home Teach which in Hawaii can be a challenge. That basic link
here is often weak, broken, or even non existent. Some of its Culture, some not
so much. All in all the point of this is to say that change is good
and there is much work to be done regardless of the calling. I am sure those
released will be put to good use.What is good use? The size or
importance of the calling only means something to vicarious livers, all callings
have meaning and great value.
Wasn't Craig A. Cardon and one other person called to the First Quorum of
Seventy, as well? I know that's what President Uchtdorf said (though it
sounded like "Greg A. Cardon"). Did President Uchtdorf misspeak, or did
the DN misreport?
Burton is a gifted man - he deserves plenty of credit for the City Creek Mall.
BTW, as a fellow alumnus of the U of U economics dept, let me say that his
background there hasn't hurt.