Sunday, February 22, 2009

Speaking in Church

Elder Kenison was invited to share his testimony in Sacrament Meeting today. This photo was taken by Julie's friend Alex during the meeting — proof that it actually occurred! You can see that Matt is smiling in the photo; he has a very pleasant, light-hearted way of speaking. He doesn't write out his talk, but works from an outline and is mostly extemporaneous.

Matt was asked to talk about Sister Silvia Allred's October 2008 general conference talk, "Go Ye Therefore." It was a good talk to help him discuss preparation and service as a missionary. He shared his feelings about the call he received, and his desires to work hard and be the best missionary he can.

He ended with D&C 64:33-34: "Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great.
"Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind; and the willing and obedient shall eat the good of the land of Zion in these last days."

We were proud of him! So were the many, many friends who came to wish him well.

1 comment:

  1. I heard great things about your talk from Sam. I expect a replay when I come visit before you leave.
    Aunt Judy