Fast and Testimony Meeting
One of the young men that just turned 18 talked of being ordained an elder. He also talked about preparing to put in his mission papers shortly.
A brother got up and talked about the documentary he went out to Utah to be a part of about black people in Latter-day Saint history. He said that there is a web site about it (http://untoldstoryofblackmormons.com). The project isn't sponsored by the church, but this brother said that it is important.
The apostles having to call others to assist in serving the church. People were grousin at them about the people not being provided for well enough. "Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables." (Acts 6: 2)
We discussed the various benefits that the individuals performing service and the congregation get from serving others.
We went over the stoning of Stephen and the conversion of Saul.
Sometimes we wonder why conversions and things don't happen for us as dramatically as they did in the old days. The answer is that they were uncommon back them as well. The are the exceptions. The rule is to study it out and pray to gain an answer.
Elder's Quorum Meeting
First presidency message from president Faust. Welcoming Every Single One.
"My desire in this message is to offer opportunities for development and happiness for all members, whether married or single."
Happiness isn't measured by what happens outside of you, but what happens inside of you. Pray often. Heavenly Father knows you best.
Parable of the lost sheep (Luke 15:3-6)
I left the meeting early since my son was giving a talk in primary on the Holy Ghost.
What happened with you this week at church?