Brother Burton got his mission called to the Salt Lake City mission.
The sister who spoke said that she had completed her college education at BYU, but found that her education was far from over. She now has the opportunity to be a stay at home mom. She is now learning time management, first aid, and finance.
A recent convert spoke. He had just submitted his mission papers. He said that spritual knowledge is also necessary. We need to learn how to learn at the spiritual level and not just physical knowledge of spiritual things.
The talks ran short, so President Sinclair shared a few things with us. He said that as his daughter is leaving for college he finds himself thinking about what he hadn't taught her to prepare her to be on her own.
Temples are to houses of learning. He encouraged us to do what we can to get there more frequently. There isn't the opportunity to raise our hands and ask questions, so we have to go back repeatedly to understand what we need to.
He told us that our stake and ward are only going to make as much progress as we are worthy.
-Wealth, but not caught up in it.
-Strengthened the weak.
-Concerned for his enemies - forgave them.
-Loss of property and income
-Loss of children
-Illness and pain
-Restless sleep and nightmares.
-Accussations and loss of support of family and friends.
-Mocked and others delighted in his misery.
-Felt that God had forsaken him.
We talked about Satan's telling God that Job was only faithful because he was so blessed. It made me think about why was Satan given an audience with God? Why was God persuaded by him?
When God gives riches or good times we just accept them. When he gives us trials we sometimes get angry. Romans 8:28 - 28 And we know that all things work together for agood to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
The lesson was based on the talk by Elder Wirthlin - The Abundant Life.
My son was giving a scripture in Primary, so I didn't hear much of the lesson. He shared the firest sentance of Mosiah 2:41 - 41 And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and ahappy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are bblessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out cfaithful to the end they are received into dheaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it.
I was watching BYU TV after church. I watched a talk by James and Colleen Harper titled Loving and Nurturing Teenagers given at the Family Expo on 4/5/1999. At the close of the talk Sister Harper comment that Grandchildren were our reward for not killing our teenagers.