Monday, October 18, 2010

A Surprise Response

Yesterday in church I got a nice surprise. The bishopric counselor called the Primary presidency up in front of the Primary children and read a letter the bishop had received last week. This past summer we had followed Elder Andersen's counsel to read the Book of John. Then, a month ago we had sent to Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles a package full of pictures the primary kids had drawn of their favorite stories of Jesus from the Book of John. The letter the bishop received was in response to our package. This is the text of the letter:

September 30, 2010

Dear Harris 2nd Ward Primary,

Thank you so much for the wonderful letter you sent. How impressive that you accepted the challenge to read the Book fo John. I especially loved looking at all of the beautiful pictures you drew of your favorite stories of Jesus. Your pictures reminded me of how many wonderful stories of Jesus are found in the scriptures. Thank you so very much!

May the Lord bless you as you continue to learn and grow closer to Him.

Kindest personal regards,

Neil L. Andersen

We made copies of the letter for all the kids to take home, but I have the original letter and will save it.

Scripture of the Day: Mosiah 4:6


  1. That's really cool. Both that you did that, and that you got a letter back.

  2. That is cool. I think it is amazing that they take the time to answer the letters they receive. Lucky you to have the original.

  3. COOOOL! What an amazing memory. I'm impressed that Elder Anderson was able to take the time to write a personal note.

  4. How great is that!! What a wonderful surprise for you and all the primary kids! And how nice that you get to keep the original.


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