Elder Renlund was the last apostle called into the Quorum of the Twelve. When he spoke, I was touched by his humble heart and willingness to serve the Lord. After his call was announced in General Conference, I spoke with my parents who were in Utah and at the Conference center when he was called. They had worked with Elder Renlund when my parents were serving a mission in South Africa. My parents were sitting next to Elder Renlund’s daughter during some of the Conference sessions and were excited to hear their friend and mentor called to the Twelve. I know that although I don’t know Elder Renlund personally, I know that he was called of God. I felt the spirit very strong tell my heart that he was called by inspiration along with Elder Rasband and Elder Stevenson. What a marvelous blessing it is to have the holy ghost as our companion to testify of truth. On that day in October, 2015, General Conference that was told to me as I am sure millions of other latter-day saint members across the globe.
To help my kids learn about Elder Renlund, I put together a little matching game. Print out the cards on white card stock with a heart on the front and the text on the backside. You can laminate them to help them last longer if you wish. Then mix the cards up with the heart facing up. Have your children take turns turning over two cards to see if they can match the right question with the right answer. Continue until all cards are matched.
Click on image below to download the game.
There is also a worksheet that can be used to find out the answers to the matching game. Use this link on lds.org and here to learn more about Elder Renlund while filling in the worksheet and then play the matching game. This would make a fun family home evening in preparation for General Conference. Below are a couple talks given by him. The first one is a short highlight with full talks following. I also included the News Media video that was taken right after the Conference when all 3 men were called.
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