Ahhhh. General Conference. It's just the best thing.
The reality of modern revelation and a living prophet in the restored church wasreally driven home. For some of our investigators that watched it, that was a bit abrupt - but we are not apologetic about our message or the reality of the blessings we have received from this gospel.
I have seen many questions answered about how I need to grow, where my priorities must lie and what expectations the Lord has for me now and in the future. There are too many wonderful things to possibly fit into one email, but let me give a rundown of just a few things that really stood out to me:
- Elder Christofferson: A god who makes no demands is the functional equivalent of a God who does not exist. The reason for the Atonement of Jesus Christ is not to save indiscriminately, but to allow repentance; it is the only way we are able to change and grow and leave behind that which keeps us from God.
- Elder Wong: Awesome analogy of how we must be united in bringing others to Christ. (and of course the RS President would be the one to "provide encouragement". ha.)
- Elder Robbins: Scorn is really just guilt trying to reassure itself. And courage is the form or every virtue at the testing point. (Bonus points for a C.S. Lewis quote)
- President Uchtdorf: The process of gathering spiritual light is the quest of a lifetime. (and sounds awfully adventurous)
- Elder Callister: Successful people read. Prayer and faith cannot be handed down to others, we must come to know for ourselves how to arm ourselves for spiritual battle. "If we do not do this, who will?"
- Elder Klebingat: The decision to change is yours and yours alone.
- Elder Bednar: Devoted disciples of Jesus Christ always have been and always will be missionaries. Come and see if the restored gospel enlarges and enriches al that you already know to be true.
- Elder Packer: Embrace a change in your priorities.
- Elder Godoy: The journey is much easier when you journey together.
- President Monson: Decisions determine destiny. (so make good ones.)
It seems very surreal that another transfer is drawing to a close, but it's been a good run. I feel like the metaphor fits because I'm always tired after I run...and letsbehonest, this is a wonderfully tiring responsibility.
Sister Kramer has grown a ton in the past weeks. Good greenies make for proud mamas.
This is your friendly reminder to make good choices, errybody.