We were incredibly lucky to have FOUR General Authorities,
including Elder Gerrit W. Gong, come to our stake to speak,
meet and minister to us.
It was one of the best weekends ever.
Because I serve as the Relief Society President in our congregation,
I was invited to a leadership conference on Saturday, where we were trained
and inspired by our service opportunities.
Elder Gong spoke first and told everyone in attendance that he wanted to
personally meet everyone...hundreds of people,
and he did.
I was the second to last person he met and quickly shared with
him that I was Christopher Clark's sister.
He and Christopher have a personal relationship because
they were once neighbors. Elder Gong was very
involved as Christopher's ALS worsened.
He took a few minutes with me shaking my hand and looking
into my eyes. I felt truly loved.
This is genuinely what the Savior would do.
We talked about Topher and how much we loved him. (We still do!)
Then he shook my hand again, asked me my name, and after I told
him, he said,
"Oh, yes, I know you! You're famous!"
I hope my efforts in publishing peace are effective.
Later that evening, Jane attended a young single adult fireside
where Elder Gong spoke.
She told me how she got teary-eyed at the beginning of the conference
when in silence and reverence Elder Gong walked around
and up and down the chapel, looking at all the kids, shaking hands,
patting arms and hands.
We both agreed this is what it must have been like when the Savior
ministered to people in the scriptures.
One by one.