Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Conference Weekend

I love General Conference! I love that we get to hear the words of our prophet and apostles. I also think that I love Conference even more when we go to Grandma and Grandpa Anderson's. Friday night we headed to G & G Anderson's. I LOVE being down there. It is the simple life, and that is something I think I need from time to time. No cop sirens, fire trucks, rice rockets, no worries about the theatre (except for the texts we get from projectionist about the doors not being locked, OOPS!), and NO alarm clocks. Conference weekend is amazing and I love that we spend it with family. There is no one I'd rather be with. :)

President Howard W. Hunter said: "If our lives and our faith are centered on Jesus Christ and his restored gospel, nothing can ever go permanently wrong. On the other hand, if our lives are not centered on the Savior and his teachings, no other success can ever be permanently right"

Elder Kevin W. Pearson said...As parents, we have been commanded to teach our children “to understand the doctrine of . . . faith in Christ the Son of the living God”. This requires more than merely recognizing faith as a gospel principle. “To have faith is to have confidence in something or someone”. True faith must be centered in Jesus Christ. “Faith is a principle of action and of power". It requires us to do, not merely to believe. Faith is a spiritual gift from God that comes through the Holy Ghost. It requires a correct understanding and knowledge of Jesus Christ, His divine attributes and perfect character, His teachings, Atonement, Resurrection, and priesthood power. Obedience to these principles develops complete trust in Him and His ordained servants and assurance of His promised blessings.
There is no other thing in which we can have absolute assurance. There is no other foundation in life that can bring the same peace, joy, and hope. In uncertain and difficult times, faith is truly a spiritual gift worthy of our utmost efforts. We can give our children education, lessons, athletics, the arts, and material possessions, but if we do not give them faith in Christ, we have given little. “Faith is kindled by hearing the testimony of those who have faith” . Do your children know that you know? Do they see and feel your conviction? “Strong faith is developed by obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ”.

Thanks Mom and Dad Anderson. We love you!


Matt and Jenni said...

Conference was SO great! I loved Elder Pearson's talk as well. He's actually my brother's mission president! Well, he WAS...he has a new one now, but my brother loved him. Adam said that a lot of his talk was stuff he told the missionaries a lot. Kinda cool!

Gaylene said...

Conference was great, wasn;t it. Glad you got to go to Richfield (is that the right place, I know it si South). Kevin Pearson is great isn't he? He is actually Fred's brother-in-law and I know June quite well. I don't remember hearing Pres. Hunter speak though--when did he say that in conference? (hehe!!!)