연차 대회!!!! (Yeon-cha Dae-hway) General Conference! Saturday was 12 to 5. Sister Deus and are are the only companionship with the same ethnicity, so we were lucky and didn’t have to wait for a companion to finish in Korean. We watched the Womens meeting Saturday might at the same time as the men watched Priesthood. It was… different. But I enjoyed Elder Eyring’s talk in that session. I took great notes! I cant wait for the Liahona to come out so I can review and have the Korean at my fingertips. My favourite talk was by Gary Stevenson. He shared the story of the young American skeleton Olympian. She prepares her whole life for a 4 minute race that determines her score and placing. We, as God’s children, spent an eternity before this life, preparing for this life. Now we are here. We are all in the middle of our four minute race. This life is so short. Too short! One mistake can sent us of in a different path and give us an entirely different outcome than we ever expected. So how important is it that we prepare in the right ways, and while we are enjoying our four minutes of life, that we make the right turns and decisions in order to keep us on the right path.
During his talk, I compared it to my four minutes on the stage. As a performer, I have weeks, even months or practice. Time that seems like an eternity compared to the time on the stage. My four minutes of performing can be glorious or devastating. I can remember those times when at a festival or competition, I finished my four minutes in triumph. I did the best I could! I came out on top. Those times I was satisfied with my score. I did well. I also remember those times when I didn’t prepare well enough. I made tiny mistakes that effected the rest of my performance. I was destroyed after! I can only imagine the effects of the decisions I am making now in my life. Am I making mistakes? Or am I playing to the best of my ability? I want to have the triumphant feeling at the end of my life that makes me happy and confident as I stand before God and review my four minutes. How will you feel as you remember the short time you had?
I encourage each of you to review your decisions. Are you doing the best you can? How do you feel at the end of each day? At the end of a task or project? Are you satisfied? Is your boss satisfied? I know that if I continue to make the correct choices, I will be happy and I will gain a place in the standings. I will gain eternal life and live with my loved ones for eternity. That is my goal. What’s yours?
– Sister Jenson 젠슨자매 (jen-seun ja-mae)