The warning signs in the beginning of the story indicate danger as a plane fly's over the city. The citizens drop there bikes as instructed while fearful for there life.
Jonas comes home at the end of the day ready to share his feelings with his family. Although Lilly was also very eager to share her feelings.
What does it mean? They are called stirrings.
You have been assigned a special job, the receiver of memories.
The new temporary addition to the family gets to meet Jonas and Lilly. Everyone in a while they call him by his name Gabriel.
Receiver of Memory
Jonas is volunteering at the house of the old. Part of his volunteer work evolves bathing the elders as shown here.
After Jonas explains his odd dream to his mother, she gives him pills because of the dreams indication of strings. As shown in this section Jonas is learning about stirrings and the medicine he acquires for it.
After Jonas is relieved of his anguish he comes to the stage to acquire his assignment during the ceremony of twelve. After he steps foot to the stage he gets assigned a job no one expected for he is now the receiver of memory.