Elder Hales talked today about strengthening the family. He asked that we teach our children about ordinances and covenants. Teach them about baptism and the Holy Ghost and what the sacrament means. Three things we need to do daily: have personal prayer, companionship prayer and family prayers. Then we need to have personal scripture study, companionship scripture study and family scripture study. He talked about the importance of the way we speak to each other. When we have contention in the home the spirit leaves and we are left on our own. You can discuss differences without being disagreeable. One thing that touched me was that he said parents serve as powerful images of the Savior.
After we got the kids dropped off we had the Elders for dinner. It has been a full day of of highs and lows. We have worries at home that concern us but we also see the Lord's work going forward and it a privilege to see someone so hungry for the gospel. It is a special experience to sit at the feet of the apostles and be instructed and feel the Holy Ghost bear witness of their words.