Sunday, October 4, 2009

General Conference

So Erik and I really enjoyed general conference this weekend. It was amazing! There were so many good talks that it was hard to pick one that we liked the most.

One of the talks that really impressed me was President Monson's talk about service. I thought it was amazing that when asked what he wanted for his Birthday, he responded by saying that he wanted the members to do an act of service for some one in need. It was amazing to me how many people responded with so many kind deeds. It was nice to hear about all the service people did for each other. Christ spent most of his days ministering to others in need, and it reminded me that I need to spend more of my time serving. The times I have been the most happy in my life was when I was serving others.

President Monsen is such a great example of the words he spoke. He has spent his whole life helping the needy, the widowed, and those who are sick. It turns out that he has a route of nursing homes he visits on Sundays throughout the year. Every 6 months he comes to the skilled nursing facility I work at, and visits all the residents and attends the Sunday meeting. The next day in therapy all the patients are buzzing about President Monson's visit, and how he talked to them, and shook their hand. They cherish it so much, especially since they are all having such a hard time in their lives. President Monson is truly an example of the Master.

Another talk that Erik and I really liked was Elder Todd Christopherson's talk about having a moral society. I liked the example he gave with the housing market and the dishonesty that put it in the state that it is in. I thought it was interesting and true when he said that more laws wouldn't help us nearly as much as having a society with moral standards, because people would always find a way to circumvent laws. You can't create a law for every situation. It is nice to hear how important moral values such as honesty, integrity, and chastity are since we tend to live in a society that tries to minimize their importance and altogether discount them.

We also liked Elder Holland's talk about the Book of Mormon. He was so bold in declaring the truthfulness of the book of Mormon, that there was no way you couldn't know how he stood on that matter. It made me want to have more courage and be as bold as he is in testifying about the truthfulness of the gospel and book of Mormon. I often time worry too much about what other people think. I have a new goal to be bold like Elder Holland in declaring what I believe.

Anyway those were some of the highlights of our favorites. There were so many good talks, we can't wait for them to come out in print so we can read them.

1 comment:

Trish the dish said...

Those sure were memorable talks!