Sunday, October 19, 2008

An Apostolic Blessing

As an added bonus to my Egypt trip, this just happened to be the day the Cairo branch of the church was visited by Elders Steven E. Snow and Jeffrey R. Holland and their wives. The entire branch was invited to a fireside tonight where all four visitors spoke. They expressed their love and testimonies, and Elder Holland pronounced his apostolic blessing on all the Priesthood holders, the women of the branch, and all the young women. He said the blessing came to them as if his hands were placed on each of their heads, and it was given in such a loving, sweet manner. He said to the branch, "We need you, and we hope you need us." I feel very much that we need apostles and prophets in our lives, and I'm grateful to have been here today.

After the fireside, Elder Holland was kind enough to stay and socialize and greet each branch member--and even have cookies!

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