On Sunday night, we had the Stake Young Women's Standards Night. Jesse conducted the meeting, and as part of that, the Stake President asked her to bear her testimony. It's hard to describe in words how powerful her testimony was. Shelly told Jesse afterwards that it made her gasp. She fits the description in Alma 17:3, "they had given themselves to much prayer, and fasting; therefore they had the spirit of prophecy, and the spirit of revelation, and when they taught, they taught with power and authority of God." She spoke of how much the Lord loved each of the young women, and she quoted Elder Bednar in saying, "The Lord desires through His Atonement and by the power of the Holy Ghost, to live in you and empower you. He wants to transform you into the person He knows you can be." But it wasn't so much the words, as the Spirit she spoke with. It was wonderful. Then Victor was asked to speak, and he did a great job. He quoted the thirteenth article of faith, in reference to young women, and said that this article of faith described the kind of young woman that righteous priesthood holders find attractive.
Happy Birthday Bruce! You light up our lives - we love to "love, love, love" you!