Saturday, October 21, 2006

Youth Conference

I just got back from Youth Conference and it is 11:30 pm. It was such a neat experience. A long one, but something that I needed to experience. This evening started with a great speaker then a testimony meeting. Here are a few things I learned from that.....
#1- Do not start your testimony by letting the "ladies know you are single and your name is Clint".
#2 - Do not start your testimony by saying "I just got up here to say what you all were thinking. This is long and it needs to be over".
Youth are soooo funny but their spirit is so strong. I found myself wiping away tears many times. This is the "Strength" of Youth that has been saved for these last days. It almost even seemed like a glow was coming from them when they were up on the stand. (That could also have to do with the fact that I left my glasses in the car.)

This afternoon/evening did not start out the best. My DH was trying to get home on time from Walmart with 2 kids and I had the 2 little ones. We decided to meet at the church and switch cars and kids there. I had to run around frantically putting car seats in his car and doing this & that. I almost put myself in labor. Then, when he got to the church I was trying to help him unload the minivan of groceries into his car when I picked up a bag and everything spilled onto the pavement. The Youth were already loaded in my car (filled with old chicken nuggets) while we were finishing this. It all turned out okay but it is so funny how things can try to take away your happy, good mood.

I took a moment during the dance tonight to sit in the foyer and read my scriptures. I was really struck by a passage in Mormon 9:21 which reads
" Behold, I say unto you that whoso believeth in Christ, doubting nothing, whatsoever he shall ask the Father in the name of Christ it shall be granted him; and this promise is unto all, even unto the ends of the earth."
I had to stop and ponder this for a minute. This is a promise unto all of us, even me. Can I really be that faithful?? I guess that is the goal of everyone here on earth, to get to that point.

Thanks for reading this. I've got an early morning so I'd better get to bed.

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