|Birthday dinner with our good friend, Verduzco|
|Giving our training at MLC with Elder Han.|
(Notice the matching ties - haha!)
|Exchanges with Elder Jensen (one of the pigeon Elders!)|
- The talk given by Elder Snow Saturday morning (partially because I got to meet the man and eat dinner with him, but it was also a great talk on humility and the hymns!)
- The talk given by Elder Renlund about how the closer we get to God, the more we realize we have to do for him, and the farther we get from God, the more we expect in return. I found this principle to ring true immediately! So often, I have met people who tell us, "I would believe in God, but if God was real then he would give me a better job and a better place to live." So then they quit going to church and don't want to learn more, yet they expect so much from him. On the contrary, those who understand their relationship with Heavenly Father are grateful for him and do everything they can to grow, even if they don't have as much money as they would like or if something goes wrong, they don't lose hope. A great talk!!
- The talk by Elder Owen in Priesthood session about how a leader is a follower and a follower is a leader. I loved this talk so much, and he used great principles from Christ's life. I know personally I get prideful at times and I think to myself that everyone should follow me because I always know what is right, and therefore I am too good to consider myself a follower. So it was a great reminder that I needed to hear…that I can also be a powerful follower, and be exactly obedient to whatever is asked of me.
- The talk by Elder Oaks on opposition. Really made great sense of why we must have opposition, a question that we often get, "Why do things have to be so hard? If God really wants me to join this church, why does he make it so hard?" Good doctrinal talk.
|Chillin' with Han|
|Me and Verduzco|
|This is the workout that some Elders do every morning.|
(Notice line 6 - haha!)