Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Elder Rasband: FHE

As we prepare for General Conference in just a few weeks, I wanted my girls to get to know our 3 newest apostles just a bit.  So I read up a bit about Elder Rasband's life and shared some of the things I learned about him.   One thing that impressed me.  He and his wife have done a lot of traveling due to his church callings.  Often when they return from visiting somewhere, they will be asked if they did a lot of sight seeing.  His wife cheerfully replies, "No, but we did a lot of Saint seeing."  I love that and as I read about them could feel of their genuine love for the members of the church and the people throughout the world.

I also shared a few of Elder Rasband's words in his most recent General Conference talk:  I Stand All Amazed. 

I especially focused on this counsel he gave:

Now, if I could leave one small message with you today, it would be this: the Lord has said, “Love one another; as I have loved you.”2 I’m confident that there is no choice, sin, or mistake that you or anyone else can make that will change His love for you or for them. That does not mean He excuses or condones sinful conduct—I’m sure He does not—but it does mean we are to reach out to our fellowman in love to invite, persuade, serve, and rescue. Jesus Christ looked past people’s ethnicity, rank, and circumstances in order to teach them this profound truth.

We talked a little bit about how important it is to love one another and how we can show that love to others.  Then we created an art project together.  Each of us got to decorate a couple of hearts (I had materials to do collage but also told them they could color them or decorate them however they wanted.) 

Here's our finished project which is currently hanging on our fridge: