Here are 12 wonderful stories about President Monson!
These stories about President Monson will make you cry and laugh and make you want to be a better person. You could use these to help your family anticipate, even more, the messages he will share during General Conference. You could have your kids illustrate the story. So either draw one picture representing the story, or several pictures and use them to tell the story.
Here is President Monson files: Stories.
And here is one of my favorites:
Twenty-three-year-old Tom Monson, relatively new bishop of the Sixth-Seventh Ward in the Temple View Stake, was uncharacteristically restless as the stake priesthood leadership meeting progressed. He had the distinct impression that he should leave the meeting immediately and drive to the Veterans‟ Hospital high up on the Avenues of Salt Lake City. Before leaving home that night he had received a telephone call informing him that an older member of his ward was ill and had been admitted to the hospital for care. Could the bishop, the caller wondered, find a moment to go by the hospital sometime and give a blessing? The busy young leader explained that he was just on his way to a stake meeting but that he certainly would be pleased to go by the hospital as soon as the meeting was concluded. Now the prompting was stronger than ever: “Leave the meeting and proceed to the hospital at once.” But the stake president himself was speaking at the pulpit! It would be most discourteous to stand in the middle of the presiding officer‟s message, make one‟s way over an entire row of brethren, and then exit the building altogether. Painfully he waited out the final moments of the stake president‟s message, then bolted for the door even before the benediction had been pronounced. Running the full length of the corridor on the fourth floor of the hospital, the young bishop saw a flurry of activity outside the designated room. A nurse stopped him and said, “Are you Bishop Monson?” “Yes,” was the anxious reply. “I‟m sorry,” she said. “The patient was calling your name just before he passed away.” Fighting back the tears, Thomas S. Monson turned and walked back into the night. He vowed then and there that he would never again fail to act upon a prompting from the Lord. He would acknowledge the impressions of the Spirit when they came, and he would follow wherever they led him, ever to be “on the Lord‟s errand.”
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