Last week was a very special week for me, I had some incredible opportunities that I will probably never have again and I learned things about the gospel and myself that I will forever be grateful for.
On Saturday we had a mission conference with all the missionaries. Presiding at our meetings was an Apostle of the Lord, Elder Bednar. We spent 3 hours listening to him and the spirit revealed to us truths of the gospel with much more clarity then I've ever had before. We also got an opportunity to ask him questions and he provided inspired answers and for me I just learned sooooooo much. Some things that he said still ring in my mind.
1. Record things you learn on small plates not on large plates - meaning, Nephi wrote word for word a history of the people on large plates but he wrote spiritual experiences and revelations on small plates.
2. Don't listen to me (Elder Bednar) listen to the Holy Ghost
3. Remember that questions precede revelations. I wish I could tell you all of the things I wrote down but these 3 points stick out in my mind and they are so true and they can also go reeeaaallllyy deep. At the end of the meeting I knew and I will forever know that our church is being led by servants truely chosen, ordained and set apart with power and authority given to them by God. And it is not because flesh and blood hat revealed it unto me, but rather my Father in Heaven ( Mathew 16:17) I felt a reassurance from the Holy Ghost with great power that everything that Elder Bednar said was true.
I've also gained this new conviction to increase the effectiveness of my studies to be able to gain more knowledge and understanding. The missionary work in our area has been going really well. We're finding people everyday that we get to uplift and inspire by the Holy Ghost. I know the Church is true and that we have 15 Prophets, Seers and Revelators ordained with the keys we need to be saved on earth. Honestly it just shows how much Heavenly Father really loves us :) Have a great week! Love you all! Elder Kaanapu - 2 Nephi 32:3-5