A sister that just returned from a summer performing mission to Nauvoo, IL spoke to us.
69 And Enoch and all his people walked with God, and he dwelt in the midst of Zion; and it came to pass that Zion was not, for God received it up into his own bosom; and from thence went forth the saying, Zion is Fled.
The sister that served in Nauvoo expressed that she was concerned that she wasn't crying as she portrayed these characters from church history. She said these were such hard trials and she didn't know why it wasn't making her cry. She spoke to another missionary and was told that the missionary felt that the early Saints were not about tears. She said they were about strength and determination.
She said one of the lines from one of the shows was, "west is a direction and not a destination." .They were told to travel west, but did not know where they were going to stop. We often have trials or inspiration which we do not know where or when it will end. We may not know where we will end up.
A high councilman spoke to us. His son was in a car crash this weekend and broke his neck and back and had a severe head injury. We prayed often at youth conference for him.
At first they thought they were going to have a funeral this weekend. Then he stabilized, but they thought he would be paralyzed.
The hospital called before our sacrament service and they said the son had woke up and finally knew where he was. He was asking where his dad was. They examined him again and said that his neck is still broken, but he is not paralyzed and should be fine.
My teaching partner gave a lesson on the importance of marriage.
He asked the question “How would you teach The Family.: A Proclamation to the World to a non member?”.
He split the class into two and had one talk about family and one talk about marriage.
Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson chapter 16
Pay attention when the elderly talk. We can learn from their triumphs as well as from their mistakes.
Stay active when you are young to enjoy a good level of mental and physical activity as we age.
Parents should find ways to connect their parents with their children. It is good for the grandparents, but also for the child. If we wait for grandchildren to be engaged with being interested in their grandparents life and history the grandparents may be gone.