A Good Friday

Today was a good day for us here in Abu Dhabi. Kristin gave a good talk on prayer and fasting at church today. She was very nervous, but did a good job delivering her message.

We also had the worldwide leadership training after church today, delayed by a month. We watched the broadcast on the DVD player with all of the teachers in the ward there. I picked up many things, but only two really stuck in my mind. The first is something that President Packer said: A good teacher is an active learner. I try to be an active learner in my life, in things spritual and things design. And in the classroom setting a point was raised by one of the class members (Sister Beck from the Young Womens general presidency) that it is not the questions that you ask as a teacher that are the important ones, but the questions you generate from your class. A good teacher will inspire questions from their students. I was also struck by the energy of Elder Holland in his teaching of the class. And what a class it was. Members of the Quorum of the Seventy, members of the Primary, Relief Society, Young Mens and Young Womens general presidencies and new converts. It was a good and worthwhile meeting to attend.

And to top it all off our home teacher stopped by this evening as well. His son is 22 months old and can already recognize colors, the alphabet and numbers. And Madelyn and Cailin did their very first solo baking project. They made some sugar cookies that I have to say turned out very good, and very delicious.

What a nice day.

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