Monday, June 18, 2012

Stake Conference 6/2012

All I can say is.....AMAZING!  The last 3 days have been the most touching, enlightening, testimony building days ever.  For the last month and a half we have known that for our stake conference in June, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles would be visiting us.  First off, he's one of my favorites to listen to in General Conference.  His Tender Mercies talk and Light talk are ones that I remember daily.  So how is it to have a member of the Twelve Apostles visiting with us so intimately?  All I can say is it was wonderful.  We had a change of Stake Presidency and James and I were lucky enough to have quite a few moments of one on one time with Elder Bednar.   I hope my kids will remember the moments he shook their hands, and looked them in the eye saying each one of their names.  I wish Jane could remember having him coo over her, and tell that if she came to his house he'd feed her ice cream.  The hug he gave James. Wow!  You know in the scriptures there are so many times that the chapter is ended with the writer making a statement how words can't be written to explain what was happening, and I feel like this weekend was like that for me.  So many times as I would try to express myself to James, I'd just cry.  Words couldn't quite relate what I was feeling in my heart, and what I really wanted to express.  It just felt like there were "other" words somewhere in my mind that just couldn't come out.  They weren't words that I speak, but words I feel.

We were taught this weekend.  The words spoken weren't just ones that made me feel like he was giving a great talk.  It wasn't a talk at all.  Pure instruction.  I felt like I was a child learning.  It was like that moment when you could first sound out letters and realize that when you put them together you could read!  I was learning in a way that only the spirit can teach you.  At points I felt like my heart was going to explode.  I didn't want it to end.  Two hour meetings flew by, and there were quite a few.  We had a special meeting Sunday morning with an audience of 6.  6 of us were able to be instructed and taught very personally.  Elder Bednar was talking to me, and teaching me how to teach my children.  I'm going to do better.  I was inspired to do and be better.  My testimony of living Prophets and Apostles grew this weekend.  It skyrocketed.  I testify of witnessing miracles this weekend as well.
I experienced something amazing this weekend, but I'm not going to let it end.  I'm going to do.  "Get my feet wet"  in Doing, instead of waiting to be acted upon.  If you want some good reading here's the links to some of Elder Bednar's talks.  I hope they inspire you the way they inspire me.

PS- he liked my Razzleberry Pie too:)


  1. Lisa,
    I just found this. That is so awesome. I'm thrilled for you. A family in my ward ran into Elder Bednar at sun Valley a couple of years ago and loved the couple of minutes they had with him. What an inspiration!