23 April 2010
General Authorities here this week
Yesterday we had the privilege of going to the MTC in San Paulo to hear from Elder Russell M. Nelson. He has been in town with Elder Holland this week and they have been visiting various missions with the area Seventies. Before Elder Nelson began his talk he requested all of the missionaries, including the "old folks" to pass by him so that he and his wife, Wendy, could shake our hands and look in our eyes. What a thrill it was to do so, and the spirit in the room was exhilarating. What a privilege for these young missionaries, especially the Brazilian natives, to shake the hand of an Apostle of the Lord. He reminded us that we should teach two things: The Atonement and Christ's example. These two teachings encompass all of the gospel and what we have been asked to live. I understand that after our meeting both of the Apostles were off to other missions and then to separate firesides in the evening. The Lord really does sustain us in our callings; they seemed full of vigor and energy. We, on the other hand, were tired at the end of the day. Go figure!