Monday, October 7, 2013

A GREAT Conference and a plea to Honor the parents


First, I have been worried about Darby for the last little while, write her and tell her to write me!! I have been wondering why I am not getting her letters in the last little while!

Conference was GREAT! I loved it with all my heart! I loved how all of the talks were a great help to me! I promise you all, if you watch all the sessions of Conference, you will feel the same as I did. It has been a super exhausting week, because Wednesday we had Zone Meeting, and then on Friday, we had Zone Conference with President Jordan, and then Saturday, the six hours of Conference and then on Sunday, four more! Let's just say I slept REALLY good last night. But, it was all so GOOD!

I just want to talk about something today that I feel is important. I am seriously astonished at how the youth of today think that they need and deserve to have more and more power over their parents. If we can learn from Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ thru the example Jesus put for us, He always and I mean ALWAYS taught that He is doing all that the Father wants, not just in the street, in the last and most excruciating painful moments in His life, He said Father, if it be possible, pass this cup from me, but not my will be done, but thy will be done. The Lord and Heavenly Father have given us amazing revelation and help in the scriptures and in the temple, how Jesus ALWAYS goes to the advise of His Father to do all that He needs to do. AND if even that isn't enough, read in the Book of Mormon, and learn how all of the strongest and most powerful, Christlike prophets learn and are, is because in their youth, after their conversion, obeyed the advise of their father and mother! Think of Nephi, he went into the wilderness and risked his very life more than once because he had a very good understanding of the fifth commandment, honor thy father and thy mother… and after we always see that because he put himself aside, the Lord and in the case of Jesus, the Father, exhalted them on high and blessed them more than they had room to receive! We need to love and honor our parents.

Mom, go rewatch Elder Holland's talk! It is the best and I know it will mean as much to you as it did me. And it's worth rewatching!

I don't have much time left so I need to go. I love you all. Do good things!
Love, Elder Hancock

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