Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Trio in Plaquemine

We have a new elder in Plaquemine for a short time, because his companion recently received a medical release. Elder Baker, in the middle, has only been in our mission since May, and he's already been in 4 different areas. That's more than some missionaries see their whole mission. I was hoping he'd be one of the speakers today, wanting to hear his conversion story. Sister Hansen was telling us that he's only been a member for 2 years but has a powerful story to tell. Looks like that experience will have to wait.

One of the speakers in Sacrament Meeting today started off talking about bees but then moved from buzzing bees to President Hinckley's "B's." It was such a good reminder of the B's he introduced 13 years ago. Really! Thirteen years? How's that even possible.

I'm not going to even attempt to recreate his talk, because you can read it on in the January 2001 Ensign's First Presidency Message. He actually presented it on November 12, 2000 to youth and young adults in the Conference Center as a satellite broadcast. What an outstanding message. So here are his B's.

Be Grateful
Be Smart
Be Clean
Be True
Be Humble
Be Prayerful

Then, in 2004 in a CES manual, he added a 7th B--Be Happy! And our speaker added an 8th which was Be Repentant. There's today's mini-sermon.

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