This is the Bingham family who we took to conference. They are awesome!
Wow. This weekend was incredible. Being able to be filled with such spiritual guidance from the servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are so blessed to be living at this time where we can have so much access to the words of prophets and apostles along with the canonized scriptures. Personally, Elder Ballard’s talk about goals and Elder Rasband’s talk about the Holy Ghost stood out to me. I hope all of your questions were answered as mine were.
We had incredible experience on Thursday night. We had a long meeting with Jim. He is a less active man who, through his employer, started taking the lesson from us. He had such little knowledge of the gospel. That night was his last night before going into a mental health recovery program. He was someone who was in the depths of despair. We talked for a long time and left him with a blessing. It brought so much comfort to all of us knowing that Jesus Christ has suffered through everything we face in this life. Every trial, temptation, challenge, heartbreak, and affliction. Christ knows how you feel just like he understood how Jim felt.
The gospel brings hope and peace to all of our lives regardless of our situation or background. I invite all of you to take the time to go to Mormon.org and to watch the new Easter initiative video. I also invite you to learn principles of peace below the main video. Christ lives! I know it.
Elder Jared Blatter
[P.S. from Jared’s family—some of his friends from Newbury Park saw him near the Conference Center!]