Elder Colton

Elder Colton

Monday, November 18, 2013

Casually Meetings with Apostles

Hola mi familia y mis amigos,

This past weekend was awesome.  On Friday morning we had a mission seminar with Elder Bednar (Of the Quorum of the Twelves Apostles) for three and a half hours.  It was a most remarkable experience to hear him bear his witness of Christ.  It greatly increased my testimony. 

Then on Saturday, Sister Stauffer was baptized.  She shared her feelings right after her baptism and put the entire room in tears.  During the luncheon after her baptism we had a surprise visitor: Elder Anderson (Of the Quorum of the Twelves Apostles).  He talked with Sister Stauffer and her two children for a few minutes and took a picture with them.  He was there to reorganize our stake presidency and was able to stop by the baptism for a brief chat.  During the Saturday Evening session of conference, he and another of the speakers talk about her story.  Then in the Sunday morning session, he asked her to stand up (in front of about 2,000 people) and introduced her to all of them.  Both he and Elder Laing (Of the Seventy) talked with her for a few minutes.  There aren't too many things that get a missionary more excited than watching one of the people he has taught be introduced to an Apostle. 

Overall, a very great weekend.  Its been very special to serve in Salt Lake and be around men and women with such faith and testimonies of Christ.  I know that the men we call Apostles truly are special witnesses of Christ.  They witness carries with it a special power and authenticity.  I know that to be true.

Love ya'll,

-Elder Colton

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