Upon reaching the age of 18, the higher priesthood, or Melchizedek Priesthood, is conferred upon faithful male members of the Church. Through the laying on of hands, the office of "Elder" was conferred upon the new "Elder Wilde." Through this office of the Melchizedek Priesthood, he may administer in higher ordinances such as giving the gift of the Holy Ghost to newly baptized members, healing the sick, and naming and blessing children.
Attending the Temple for the First Time
Elder Wilde with his Grandparents Copeland
Elder Wilde with his uncles and aunts
For a better understanding of why temples are so important in the lives of every individual, please click on the link below:
Why Mormons Build Temples