A Priest

Walker turned 16 which means he is now a Priest! 
In the Doctrine and Covenants Section 20 verse 46-47 it
explains the duties of a Priest. 
“46)The priest’s duty is to preach, teach, expound, exhort,and baptize, and administer the sacrament,
47)And visit the house of each member, and exhort them to pray vocally and in secret and attend to  all family duties.”
Priesthood bearers are agents of the Lord as they function in the Aaronic Priesthood. When the priest baptize and administer the sacrament, they are helping members to show the outward signs that reflect an inward commitment to live the gospel.

Young men hold the priesthood as they are worthy to do so. As long as they are worthy, they can function as priesthood bearers under the direction of proper authority. The Aaronic Priesthood is in many was a learning priesthood. As they get experience in a particular office and grow older, they are ordained to a higher office and gain more experience. They never lose the authority to act in the callings in the Aaron Priesthood. 
It’s a mantle that holds a big responsibility. We are so proud of Walker and the man he is becoming! Congratulations son!

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