The Micronesia Guam Mission had the great opportunity of meeting with Elder D. Todd Christopherson today. He arrived Monday night and we had a member meeting with him on Tuesday night but today we were a group of about 35 missionaries and it was great. He had come to Guam to dedicate a new chapel on the island of Chuuk but he made sure that he was able to meet with us before going home.
Before the meeting started, Elder Christopherson had all the missionaries come by to shake his hand and tell him where we were from. He is such a warm, friendly man.
We started with some wonderful remarks by Sister Dowdle and President Dowdle, our mission president, followed by
Sister Stephenson and President Stephenson, the area president and then Sister Christopherson spoke. They all gave such good messages and the spirit was strong.
Elder Christopherson started his time by asking if the missionaries had any questions they would like to ask him. A few brave souls did ask questions and he proceeded to teach some wonderful principles as he answered. One missionary asked him about the Thursday morning meetings that the Twelve Apostles hold each week. He read from D&C 107 and talked about how every decision must be unanimous. Sometimes the brethren have differing opinions but they discuss things until they have enlightened each other and all have come to a decision in unity. After a few more questions and answers in this manner he went on to talk to us about teaching as guided by the spirit. The spirit definitely was with us as he taught.
We have such fantastic missionaries here in Guam but I am sure that after today they are going to be just a little better in their work. It was such an uplifting day and we have been so blessed to have had this time with an apostle.