My subject was again, "How to stay awake in meetings and studies." Here is a couple more quotes I used in my power point presentation:
This is my favorite:
Someone asked President Spencer W. Kimball (1895–1985), “What do you do when you find yourself in a boring sacrament meeting?” His answer was a little surprising: “I don’t know. I’ve never been in one.” .
I make the missionaries tell me why someone 90 years old never went to a boring meeting: They did come up with the answer. They also told me many ways to stay awake. I have had many calls asking that question, but see, they knew the answers all along!
“Young people increasingly need to be learners who act and thereby receive additional light and knowledge by the power of the Holy Ghost—and not merely passive students who primarily are acted upon.”
Wishing will not make it so. The Lord expects our thinking. He expects our action. He expects our labors. He expects our testimonies. He expects our devotion."Thomas S. Monson, "To the Rescue"
I had several missionaries thank me afterwards, I hope I can give them information that they can take with them the rest of their lives. I KNOW that they all will drink more water the rest of their lives because of me hounding theme to DRINK MORE WATER!
|We have twin brothers from Cambodia in our mission, The Elders Sam|
|Elder Barlow and Elder McOmber checking the cars during Zone Conference. Elder Barlow is able to present about driver safety and Elder McOmber talked about bicycle safety, not using the word "like" too much and apartment cleanliness.|
|President Tew and one of his counselors, President Deveroux and his wife. He has just recently gotten another counselor. (I think his name is Porter-sorry fuzzy brain does not remember short therm well.)|
"It isn't enough to just be on the journey; we must be awake to our duty and continue with faith as we draw upon the comforting, strengthening, enabling, and healing power of the Atonement."
Carole M. Stephens, "Wide Awake to Our Duties"