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Sunday, 13 September 2009

I met a Apostlle

What a day it has been,

Today was the stake conference for the latter day saints in my city.
I had seen other conferences on the TV before, so I kinda knew what to expect.

One of the twelve Apostles was there, Elder David A. Bednar.
He wanted to meet with the people that had been baptized in the last two years, so me and about 60 other people sat in a room and waited.

Elder David Bendar came in and sat at the head of a table in front of the people sat in the room I had a great view, first the people that entered the room spoke for a while, They spoke mainly about the book of Mormon and how important it was to read it every day.

soon enough it was the Apostles time to speak, he stood up and began to speak and I listened to what he had to say , he talked about what he had done before in his life, He said to all the new members in the room that at some point in the church some one will say something that we may not like but who's fault is it that we get offended he asked. and he then said that it is our self's that choose to be offended when we hear something we don't like and we have the power to not let things offend us .

He also spoke about how the spirit can guide us and that sometimes we may not even realize that it's the spirit guiding us until the reasons are reveled to us.
he said so many great things and I listened intently to every word.

After he had finished his talk the room emptied and only a few people were in the room. I stood up to leave and I saw Elder David Bednar (Apostle) stood at the table with his suitcase, I really wanted to say high to him so I walked over to where he was and he looked up and gave me a big smile and He said " One second there I Just got to clean my hands" then he held his hand out and I shook his hand. I couldn't believe it I was stood shaking the hand of one of the twelve apostles.

He asked me my name and I told him who I was and thanked him for all that he had done and his great speech that he had given . he said it was a pleasure and he was very happy to meet me.
We talked for about 5 minutes on different subjects and I told him about how I plan to go see my Jenn in October and baptize her. He wished me all the best and then he had to go but it was great to talk to him.

he Really is a great guy and I am honored to have spoken to him.
and I am so grateful for that opportunity


Jennifer said...

I'm really happy for you. It sounds like you had a great day.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

I'm so glad you had such a great day!

Morgan said...

It was so exciting to read about your whole experience. I loved what he had to say! And oh my goodness, it may sound strange but I think it's so cool that he cleaned his hands before he shook your hand. What did he do, use hand sanitizer or something? I don't think about that often enough, the spreading of the germs. I mean I think about it. People are always talking about how they don't want to get sick. They use the hand sanitizer after they shake hands so that they don't get sick. I rarely hear about people trying not to get other people sick.

Alright, I think I've made a big enough deal about the cleaning of the hands now. I hope I don't sound too, too crazy. It just stood out to me. You'll probably just tell me that he cleaned them because he'd just eaten a brownie and they were dirty or something and then I'll really sound crazy lol.