Description: Choosing an Eternal Mate is a serious step in any young man’s Mission. Elder Ence realizes the gravity of the moment whenPresident Lewis reminds him of the importance in the sacred bond. The boy looks across the room at his chosen mate, Bishop Manwaring, and thinks that he has made the right choice. The older man has paid special attention to him throughout the entire Mission, and seems to have a real interest in the boy’s journey to salvation. When it finally comes to the moment that the Eternal Mates must disrobe and expose each other’s nakedness as in the Garden of Eden, Elder Ence is elated. He feels butterflies coming up in his stomach like they did the first day of his Mission. It has been such a long road, and he has faced many surprises along the way. He wonders if Bishop Manwaring’s maturity and experience will offer him an anchor as he moves forward in the Higher Priesthood. Meanwhile, Bishop Manwaring feels compassion for the boy.