Monday, August 12, 2013

Hey everyone!
So I wanted to say to the University Ward thank you for the letters! They were truly inspiring and I look forward to seeing you all again when I've concluded my labors here!
So last Thursday was when I've officially reached my year mark in the mission and how did I celebrate it: By having living Apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ, Elder Russell M. Nelson and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, come to our mission to address us!!! What a privilege and a blessing to have been in the same room as these Brethren!
Before they came in, I anxiously sat in my seat awaiting the arrival of these Brethren. I think everyone was very anxious! Then the time came; the doors that lead into the Man. South chapel opened wide, we stood up with haste to show respect for the authrity that they carried. Everything got silient; no piano playing, nothing! As I caught sight of these magnificient Brethren, I felt the Spirit witness to me that these men are called of God! They got to the stand and then looked out at us. Elder Nelson then smiled and said, "Thank you for comign today. You all look so good!," As he sat down we sat. My soul rejoiced as I cherished this moment; to be in the same room with Prophets, Seers and Revelators as Elder Nelson and Elder Holland! As these Brethren spoke, it was like the dew from heaven. Then in two short hours, the meeting was over, the time was far spent. We then rose up to show deep abiding respect for these Brethren travelling all this way to come see us. We all watched these servants of the Lord walk out the chapel. The pianist played 'God Be With You Till We Meet Again'. A few Elders started to sing along with it and then the whole mission in the chapel started to sing. Tears could not be restrained from my eyes and from the eyes of others. I truly felt the Spirit warming my soul to the very core!
I bear you my testimony that I know that I had the privilege and blessing to sit at the feet of Apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ. I know that God lives and that He is our Heavenly Father! As it says in the Book of Mormon: " may know that he is by the power of the Holy Ghost." (Moroni 10:7). I know that I am a son of God and of eternal worth. I testify that what I said is true. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!

Elder Terrence M. Taylor :)

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