Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Leaning on his faith

I really love General Conference weekend. And not just because I can spend the day in my jammies - although that is kinda nice. I love all the personal instruction I get from what the General Auxilary leaders have to say.  This year we added a game that I saw on pinterest to help everyone stay attentive and boy howdy, it worked.



Everytime they heard a speaker say one of these words, they got to pull from that bowl. 
Tanner was hoping for a talk about Missionary work because he really likes those mini chocolate donuts.  He said Elder Cook was his new favorite speaker because he really delivered in that department.  :O)




My personal favorite was from Elder Holland.  He talked about increasing our faith.  There were a couple of memes on Instagram almost immediately with quotes from his talk.  Apparantly some other people liked what he had to say too.



I think the reason that I loved his talk so much was that at the conclusion of it, he said that if we felt that we didn't have very much faith, we were welcome to lean on his until we did.  That brought tears to my eyes because there was a time awhile back when I feel like I did exactly that!  A particular trial had gone on for so long that my faith well had run dry and things seemed so hopeless.  I would watch Elder Holland's message called "Good Things to come" every day.  I did that for a couple of months.  I have posted it here before but here it is again.


Here is the talk that the video was based on here:

At the end of the video when he says,
"Don’t you give up. Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come.”

Even when I had a hard time seeing light at the end of a very dark tunnel, I believed him when he said that things would get better.
  
And they did.





2 "my two cents...":

Chesney said...

So glad you shared this! I really needed to hear that again! Thank you!!

Amanda said...

I loved elder hollands talk also. Have already listened to it twice;) he is always one of my fav speakers. He has a real gift for talk prep and public speaking. So glad ur blogging again. I get so much out of ur posts;)