Saturday, January 16, 2016

10/5/2015 From Elder Gary Crye - General Conference Weekend miracle

I just want to share a brief experience that happened this week during General Conference.  Sunday morning, a member showed us an excerpt from her journal that went something like this:

Oct. 3rd
Conference miracle. Heavenly Father answers prayers.
This week we talked as a family about preparing questions for General Conference. J [her son] is having all these great spiritual experiences in Seminary, and now he has some great questions, but there's one that's really been bothering him: Why am I not happy?
[My husband] and I promised him that he would be able to get an answer from an Apostle if he paid attention to Conference.
It's normally a really big struggle to get the kids to pay attention to General Conference, so today [my husband] and I thought we'd do something a little bit different. We attended Conference at the chapel.
As we all filed in, most of the kids looked like they were about to fall asleep. We pulled out some candy to help them pay attention. J was awake, but not really alert. He was on his phone.
I said a silent prayer, asking Heavenly Father to help J pay attention to Conference.
At that moment, the awesome missionaries got up from across the room and sat next to J. They pulled out their notebooks, ready to learn. J followed their example and sat up straight. He got his notebook out.
The very first talk: President Uchtdorf, an Apostle of the Lord answering his exact question. 

Elder Anderson and I did something very simple, but it made a difference.

By small and simple things are great things brought to pass.

Love you too!
-Elder Crye 

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