This is the last day of our week 1 general training. The focus was on how we can help the local wards and branches. The message is we are servants of God and should offer our support to the local leadership and membership without telling them what to do. One of the main assignments may be to reactivate members. We role-played various scenarios and it was quite interesting. Two returned senior couples came to share their experiences as they labored in the Philippines, New Zealand, Ghana, and other places. It was a very beneficial opportunity for us to learn from these people who served unselfishly. One couple came from Brigham City and was there at 8 AM for our workshop; they get early every Friday morning to travel 1 1/2 hours to come and instruct us. We are meeting a lot of amazing people. We learned a lot from them.
For the language session tonight, a young couple came to visit. We were able to relate to them quite well. The girl is from Hong Kong and her husband is a returned missionary from Hong Kong. They both spoke Cantonese and Mandarin. We had a great time practicing with them. We also practiced what we would say at the testimony meeting later on. Our tutor told us to forget that we were speaking Cantonese and just let the spirit guide us. It did. We were so grateful for that. At the testimony meeting, one couple spoke Russian, one French, one Spanish and we did Cantonese. The spirit was there with us, so we didn't feel that we stumbled. We came out of the meeting feeling very happy that we are learning Cantonese.
2 Ne. 32: 2 Do ye not remember that I said unto you that after ye had areceived the Holy Ghost ye could speak with the btongue of angels? And now, how could ye speak with the tongue of angels save it were by the Holy Ghost?