Well as expected Elder Bednar did pretty well... haha
It was great. It was fun to see some friends from the MTC. Then it was great to have Elder Bednar talk to us. He is fun, funny, and very smart. But most importantly just very good. His theme was that we need to be agents not objects. Agents in learning. And we need to make our investigators agents in the learning process too. He didn't prepare much of a talk, but was mostly asking questions. What did we learn from the talks we were supposed to read? Then he would ask follow up questions. How are we applying this? What impacts does that have in missionary work? etc. Then just a question answer session. Then several times he asked what we are learning from the whole process he chose to use about the learning process? Anyway, super good! I realize how often I am an object. Just following rules because I have to. Or just reading scriptures, without a purpose, or just falling into habit. All of these things make us objects. By conscously choosing to study with a purpose, ask questions, or just more mindfully choosing actions makes us agents in this life.
Well we had a really good lesson with Guon Oh June the night of the meeting with Elder Bednar. We talked about Alma 32. I tried to follow Elder Bednars style and ask questions. So we talked about Alma 32 and talked about his faith being the seed. We then asked why he didn't want to pray, and brought it back around to the seed growing. So it ended and he said he would pray to end our lesson! That was a cool experience! We also are starting the English program with a couple so they are two new investigators this week.
My companion is a very energetic and talkative guy. It is fun to be around! he did some drama, and band, and fun things like that!
Fun thing. We have been listening to elder Hollands talks just from when he was first an apostle till 2002 right now. He is just amazing!
So my thought for the day is that we are not our own. The Sabbath is not our day (that is one of the things Bednar said to us, and to all of Korea- he actually warned the church in Korea there will be consequences if they do not keep the Sabbath day holy...)
The more we get over our selves, stop looking at things from a selfish perspective, the happier and better life we can live!
Hurrah for Israel!
Hurrah for Israel!