This past Sunday, Josh and I were able to attend a Church Educational System devotional during which a speaker discusses a religious topic for about an hour. Usually it is attended by youth of our church or young single adults. Seeing as how Josh and I are neither but we still desired to go our bishop gave us tickets.
Elder Bednar and his wife came to Dallas, Texas this past weekend in hopes of enlightening the minds of many young Latter-day Saints. It was held at Texas Hall, University of Texas Arlington as to accommodate the large multitude.
Josh and I were so excited to go that we got ready about an hour and a half before the devotional and headed out the door. Except, we were met with opposition! A FIRE of all things! No, don't worry not in our apartment but one nearby which had fire trucks, hoses, and police officers blocking off our only exit! FRUSTRATED was an understatement. Good thing we have friends that love us and they saved us two seats 7 rows from the front.
We finally got there with enough time to chat and catch up with a few old friends. Some of our friends like Elise Crawford sang in the choir which was amazing to hear. Sister Bednar spoke first and warmed our hearts as Elder Bednar followed with such motivating and kind words. His main message was to not shrink in the face of trials. (you can read the entire Message yourself, I strongly suggest it). My favorite quote states, "strong faith in the Savior is submissively accepting of His will and
timing in our lives — even if the outcome is not what we hoped for or
wanted". This is exactly what I needed to hear at the time even though I have heard it before, it's a great reminder.
After the devotional we got in line to say hello and shake the hand of one of the apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was an experience I will never forget especially because of how good it made me feel to be part of such a wonderful church.
After the devotional we went to a friends house to hang out and catch up. We rarely get to see our single friends now a days. I guess when you get married that means most of the single's don't think to invite you to come hang out anymore lol