Dad! You are about to be jealous! (Possibly...I'm almost positive...pretty sure...) This morning for Relief Society we had a special guest come speak to us...NO it wasn't the prophet...NO it's wasn't one of the 12... I know what you're thinking...who could it possibly be? It was Clayton Christensen that's who! Only the man polled as the most influential business thinker in the world, a prolific author including the well known book, "The Power of Everyday Missionaries"! Yes! That is RIGHT! Everybody stay calm. It was an immense Relief Society. I took notes like a mad women. And you best believe I was on the front row right in front of him!!! I think the most incredible part about it was the very beginning as this incredibly influential man humbly explained to us that he had a stroke a few years ago so he is in the process of learning to speak English all over again and to let him know if he doesn't say the right wording. Wow. He talked of a few different thing. He spoke of freedom, democracy and capitalism and the religious foundation that is required to have those things. He connected those things to our role as missionaries, especially on Temple Square, stressing the importance of the messages we teach to visitors from all around the world. He spoke of prayer, the power of the Holy Ghost and experiences he has as a professor currently at Harvard. He told stories of missionary experiences he has had just as an everyday member of the church. At the end he shared with us his most powerful testimony of missionary work and I tried to keep it together while watching him cry as he told us he would give up his teaching career immediately if he could go back on another full-time mission. His wife describes him as a man who has never left the mission field. (: They are so amazing! Afterwards I went up and shook his hand to thank him. He was super funny and nice and he laughed when I told him my dad would be jealous when I wrote home about it! Haha(: And by the way, random side note, he is really tall! And his hands are bigger than my face! He's a giant!
Ok well...I think that's all. Later we're headed to the store to get the things for our zone activity which will be tonight. Yay! Woo! Pictures for next week! Happy day!
Ok love yous!
Us at Savior of The World! It was a tearful night though so don't judge our faces!
All the sisters on Temple Square are really excited about this picture (which we've been putting on every computer)! Especially the sisters from Italy..(:
West Gate is getting slow these cold wintry nights...so we made this...we think it's funny...but we think maybe it's one of those things you have to be there to understand...
You know, in the busy life we live we don't have a lot of time to just sit and talk...but when we do get the chance to talk...for some reason anything I say always goes all over the place and ends in the most random of circumstances! My companion wanted to record the process of a conversation we had this last week...