Hello NFP family!
Yesterday the 1st counselor in our Stake Presidency came out to our little branch and gave a talk. I have to admit I didn't hear all of his talk, because of being in and out with a rowdy 3 year old. But the parts I did hear were very interesting and I thought y'all may be interested to hear about it. Obviously, since I didn't hear the whole talk, please know this is just my opinion and may or may not be a way of preparing us for future events. I found it all interesting, nevertheless.
President told us about how he has a prepper friend. Not a totally crazy prepper, he says, but way more than the average person would do. His friend has a property out in the country and a group of 7 or so families, each with a special set of skills, like medical, protection, farming, etc, that meet together often and basically plan to gather together when our society melts down in the future. This friend of his approached him and asked him to be a part of this group. He was intrigued and looked into it, but ultimately said he needed to decline the offer because if something were to happen in the future, he feels previously obligated to our stake. We are a church family and look after each other. He also said that he pondered the logistics of protecting the 3,000 members of our stake. The thought came to him that he - that we all - are connected to the higher power of the priesthood. That even in tumultuous times there is hope in Christ. There is power and protection in Christ. That was the main messages of his talk, in my opinion - the power of the priesthood, hope in Christ, taking care of our family and church family.
I loved his talk for several reasons. One of which is that our new stake presidency has only been in since November 2016 and they have come out to our branch twice already! I think that is so awesome. I have a big fear that we'll get left out somehow, but this presidency has done a lot to reach out more to the branches in our stake. Second thing I love is that it's really fun to find out that one of our stake presidency members is very preparedness minded. He may not be a 'crazy prepper' (that's a good thing anyway), but he is definitely thinking about those kind of things. What's more is that he knows that the power of the priesthood and a hope in Christ is really the only thing that will get us through the coming tribulations. I love that!
Oh, and as a fun side note - This new presidency is super young - all of them are in their early 40's or late 30's. Is that odd? Maybe not. My dad was in the stake presidency back in his 40's. It may just be odd to me because our previous presidency in this stake were all much older. (Not that that is a bad thing! I support and sustain all my leaders, no matter their age!)
Hope you all are having a wonderful day!
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