This week President and Sister Packer came to our mission to tell us somethings!
Because im a Zone Leader, we had a special conference between them and us before the normal meeting started!
His wife and I talked for a minute and I found out that shes a SKYLINE EAGLE!!!
Anyway, it was amazing to get to hear from a member of the quorum of the Seventy. He really impressed upon me the importance of family... It was really special to hear his wife talk about their 8 kids and 30 grandkids and hear about every mission and language they went to. The list had like 20 different missions and languages... It was very moving.
I am reminded of my priorities, and when I was reading the Liahona I really liked this story of a 12 year old girl.
Prioritizing Our Eternal PurposeLast spring, while I was visiting a class of young women, the teacher asked the class to write our 10 priorities. I quickly began to write. I have to admit, my first thought began with “Number 1: clean the pencil drawer in the kitchen.” When our lists were complete, the Young Women leader asked us to share what we had written. Abby, who had recently turned 12, was sitting next to me. This was Abby’s list:
- Go to college.
- Become an interior designer.
- Go on a mission to India.
- Get married in the temple to a returned missionary.
- Have five kids and a home.
- Send my kids on missions and to college.
- Become a “cookie-giving” grandma.
- Spoil the grandchildren.
- Learn more about the gospel and enjoy life.
- Return to live with Father in Heaven.
What a great list...
Families are truly special, and the place they are the closest is in the Church of Jesus Christ. If you love your family, please look into the blessings of the church.