What has happened at the Ceremony of twelve is Jonas and all the other 12′s have received their assignments. Jonas’s assignment is to be The Receiver. The Receiver is the only person in the community who knows of all the memories from before everything changed.The journey to become the Receiver is painful but worth it. I think this has happened because even tho Jonas is taking his pills for stirrings he is getting glimpses of color and feeling differently towards other people even though those things are not supposed to happen in his bland community. The Committee of Elders believe Jonas is special and therefore gave him the most important job in the entire community.