In honor of my brother Mason who is completing his mission today (!) . . . . I thought I would share a talk that Conner gave in Primary this Sunday. This is the one that I had him write a few weeks ago while we were watching general conference. He wrote this completely on his own -- his own thoughts, words, ideas. (I only added the first two sentences once he finished it, to create an introduction.)
Earlier this month my family and I listened to the leaders of our church speak in general conference. Our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, spoke about contributing to the missionary fund and the importance of temples.
For many years, missionaries have traveled the world and brought people to the gospel. Even some girls have volunteered. Once at my grandma's house, my grandma gave hospitality to two girl missionaries. They volunteered their time even when they didn't need to.
The prophet announced in general conference that there was going to be a new temple in Idaho and Colorado! The Church of Jesus Christ spreads every day. I think that we should follow the example the missionaries have set for us in determination to bring the whole world to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In Doctrine & Covenants 4:2 it reads -- Therefore O ye that embark in the service of God see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind, and strength that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.
I'm thankful for missionaries and the work that they do to spread the gospel. I want to bear my testimony that I know this church is true. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
I think that he was pretty proud of himself as well. Afterwards he asked me if this is the kind of talk an adult would give. "Yep. Maybe just a little longer, but you've got the right idea."
And Mason, we'll see you in a few days. Get ready for some big hugs!