This week we did exchanges in Barra Mansa and it was so great to work with Elder Jack Nielson, he is a great missionary, we worked hard and got to mark 7 baptismal dates in 3 hours during the exchange. I love missionary work!
Wow! That was probably my favorite session of conference that I have ever watched! I think that I have said it before but I will say it again, general conference is the best thing on the mission. For some reason I get so much more into conference while i am on the mission that I ever have at home.
Here are some of my thoughts/reflections/ highlights.
President Thomas S. Monson:
We are so blessed to have 142 functioning Temples in the World, there are so many on the way. I think it is interesting that there won’t be more temples announced until we have finished work on all of the temple that have been announced and are being constructed.
Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve:
I think there was a conversation between President Monson and Elder Holland that went something like this “you are going first wake them up!” In a world that is saying “Keep calm and do what you want.” Elder Holland said to “Be strong and live the Gospel!” THAT IS SO TRUE! I loved his talk and what he said is true, we need to be strong and take a stand. “Is it worth it?” YES! Another favorite quote; “Talk about making God in man’s image.”
Niel L. Anderson of the Twelve
We are infinitely more important than trees! (NOTE: The Church donated 400,000 trees to Haiti last year)
TRUE THAT! We cannot change God’s values, they are unchangeable. The Truth never will change, and while trends and whirlwinds come and go, the truth will always be in the rock of our Redeemer.
Henry B. Eyering, First Counselor of the First Presidency:
“God makes it attractive to choose the right!” When we choose the right, we find true happiness. It may require patience and faith, but doing the right thing will always make us feel better and bring us happiness. God will always justify our righteous hope!
In Short, I love conference! I am so grateful to have living prophets and apostles to guide us in our lives and let us know God’s will. God Lives! In this conference, His will is being revealed to us.
A fé é tudo!
Elder Topper Yost