Sunday, November 14, 2010

Our Beloved Prophet

Today I attended stake conference and got to hear our prophet President Thomas S. Monson speak to us! What a treat! He taught us more about helping to lift the hands that hang down and strengthening the feeble knees of those around us! I must say that I LOVE that he talked to us about what we can do to help those around us, and didn't focus at all, on the kinds of circumstances we find ourselves in. If we want to feel peace during this time of unrest in our world, we must help others! Along with President Monson, we heard from Bishop H. David Burton, presiding bishop, Sis. Thompson of the Relief Society General Presidency and Elder Cook of the twelve. Bishop Burton spoke about gratitude, sister Thompson spoke about strengthening our faith and studying the scriptures, and Elder Cook spoke about the power of our example in our communities, among other things. What a joy it is, to hear from our church leaders, about the things that are important to them, and therefore, to us! There is no fear or trepidation in our future, when we listen to them. We were counseled again today, to be prepared. I know that as we spend time and attention in preparation for things to come, we will better be able to be instruments in the Lord's hands, to help those about us! What a strength we can be, to others, if we have faith instead of fear! I am grateful for this conference experience today! I took some great notes and will enjoy sharing these things with my family this week! I am SO grateful for a personal testimony that President Monson truly is a prophet of God, and that I belong to the true church on the earth today, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! Heavenly Father speaks to President Monson and we are wise to follow his counsel and trust in his words! It is my prayer, that as we go throughout this holiday season, that we will have one of the most spiritual holiday experiences ever, and that we won't allow the commercialism and weight of the world, invade on the peace and spirit of this wonderful time of year! In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

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