My Talk

I gave my first talk today. This is it.
Hello, my name is Elijah Anderson. My mom, Sara Anderson, is the bulletin and midweek coordinator. My dad, Jared Anderson, used to be the Webelos scout leader. I have two brothers and a sister, all younger than me. My second sister is due in Febuary. This is my first talk. I have been asked to speak on how doing my duty to god booklet affects my life. The first thing that came to my mind is that it helps me live better, makes me feel more peaceful and loving. David L. Beck, the young men’s president said that it would help us build spiritual strength. It helps me learn things I should and shouldn’t do, and it helps me be kinder to my brothers and more respectful to my parents.The intro in the booklet says that it is to help us “strengthen our testimony of God, to learn and fulfill our priesthood duties, and to apply standards from for the strength of youth.” I learn more about this gospel. I pray more often, think to pray when I am troubled or need help, and read my scriptures a little more, it actually telling me scriptures that do with certain topics. Robert D. Hales said ”Duty to God requirements are not just lengthy lists of items to check off. They are personal goals set by each young man... to help them become worthy to receive temple ordinances, serve missions, enter into eternal marriage, and enjoy exaltation.” This is saying it will help us live our whole lives worthily. Henry B. Eyring said that “It will strengthen the testimonies of young men and their relationship with God. It will help them learn and want to fulfill their priesthood duties. It will strengthen their relationships with their parents, among quorum members, and with their leaders.” These are all blessings I know most Priesthood holders want. I know that the duty to god helps me learn, Bear Testimony.
In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

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Elijah, I really loved your

Elijah, I really loved your talk. I think you did a wonderful job explaining how the duty of God booklet helps you in your life. Thanks for sharing that. I hope to read many more in the future. See you in a few months and then again at the beach. Can't wait. I am very proud of you. I love you. Grandpa Anderson

I hope you will take full

I hope you will take full advantage of this inspired program Elijah! It would have been wonderful to be in your Sacrament Meeting to hear you talk. The written talk carries a strong spirit of truth. We are certainly blessed to have the gospel aren't we?

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