Here are a few things that I learned (click on the names to watch their talk!)
Jeffrey R. Holland
There is a difference between forgiving sin and condoning it! We need to stand up for our beliefs! Act with love and kindness.
Henry B. Eyring
Put the covenants you have made with God in the center of your life. It is not one big choice, but many small choices that will change our lives.
Russell M. Nelson
Faith is the antidote of fear! We must have faith in Jesus Christ, for He is the only one in whom our faith is always safe.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Be grateful! Gratitude should be your disposition, a way of life. Gratitude is a catalyst to all Christlike attributes.
David A. Bednar
Our burdens are made light not because the Lord takes them away, but because He helps strengthen us. We must become agents that act, rather than objects that are acted upon.
President Thomas S. Monson
Love is the essence of the gospel. We are given opportunities to love every day! Blame keeps wounds open- only forgiveness heals.
|Sister Bartnik and I at Conference in Salt Lake!|
We had the opportunity to attend one of the sessions of conference with an investigator and his wife who is a member. It was such a wonderful experience! It is amazing how the Holy Ghost touches our hearts and testifies that things are true. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this miraculous change in so many people's lives!
|The Christus at the visitor's center|
We had family home evening at our mission president's home last night. We played a fun game and then we had an awesome lesson. We chose one Elder to represent all of us. They passed out cupcakes, but for each person, he had to do five push-ups. Even if someone didn't want a cupcake, he still did five push-ups for them. All of this represented the Savior's atonement. He suffered, bled, and died for every one of us. He took upon himself all of our pains, struggles, afflictions, sins, and sadness. It wasn't a blanket thing, He did it for each of us individually, and He did it for us, whether we accept His sacrifice or not. It was such a powerful visual, especially seeing the Elder struggle after 75 push-ups. I am so grateful for the love that Jesus Christ has for me, that He cares enough for me to suffer and die for me. It makes me want to serve Him even more!
I love all of you so much, and I'm so grateful for your love and support! Also, if there is anything specific you want to know, or questions you have, please email me!