Oh so last p-day sister Dias, our zone leaders and I all went up to Ensign Peak. It was a hard hike but it was so beautiful up there. Ensign Peak is where Brigham Young envisioned how Salt Lake City should all be laid out and organized. Even though there were a ton of people up there us 4 sisters definitely made a little holy place there. We sat and sang High on a Mountain Top, Come Come Ye Saints and Praise to the Man as we looked over the beautiful Salt Lake City. I hope to visit that place several more times on my mission and many times after.
He gave a incredibly uplifting talk about how we stand shoulder to shoulder with him and the rest of the 12 and the first presidency. That we should not think that we can't do this and that if we do just remember he and the other general authorities of the church are standing with us. He spoke to us about the first 12 and how they had to tackle the whole world themselves and how they must have felt. I wish I could have recorded it so I could listen to him again and again. I guess I will just have to read my notes over and over again instead. He was funny and kind, and I can't wait to see him again soon. I only hope he comes before the end of the transfer as Sister Dias was very upset when he had to leave. She really wanted to talk to him and remind him of a promise he had once made to her when she was younger.
We also got to have Sister Oaks come and speak to us this last week. Her children p some beautiful pieces of music, including Jenny Oaks on the violin :)
Mom note: Don't you LOVE how she left you in suspense on whom the guest speaker was?
Meeting with First Presidency.
Shoulder to Shoulder him and the rest of the Quorum of 12 and the First Presidency.
Other General Authorities are standing with them.
Answer from her letter to the family: