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 Copeland." 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.
Elder Copeland attended the Draper Temple on Saturday, May 27, 2017. In addition to his parents, he had other family and friends attend with him.
Elder Copeland with brother Taylor and Taylor's wife, Ellie
Elder Conner Prosser, who will be laboring in the Argentina Mendoza Mission, attended the temple the same day as Elder Copeland
Elder Copeland with his Grandparents Robert and Marti Johns.
Another very good friend, also, attended the temple this day: Elder Ammon Hanneman, going to the California Roseville Mission.