Sunday, May 8, 2016
This past week was Sister Training Leader (STL) Meeting followed by Mission Leadership Council (MLC) followed by Zone Meetings.These meetings were all held in the Stake Center next to the Mission Office so things were pretty hectic here for a couple of days. We sat in for most of MLC and it was excellent. President Tanner talked about the Book of Mormon and played a talk given by Tad R. Callister titled 'The Book of Mormon - a book from God'. Elder Callister quotes C.S.Lewis:
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. … You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. … But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”
Elder Callister then goes on to talk about how this same reasoning applies to the Book of Mormon.You can read or listen to the whole talk here:
The Book of Mormon - a book from God
The Tanners have a daughter and son-in-law visiting from Utah - with a baby - and President Tanner is starting to do his final round of missionary interviews. Their schedule has gone from overdrive to warp speed.
These past two days (Saturday and Sunday) we have been to the local hospital four times to help with an Elder who at first was thought to have apendicitis but it turned out to be kidney stones. The good news is that he is doing well and back in his apartment. He was in the hospital two nights and the whole hospital charge, including doctors, was less than $500.