Before general conference, Alexandria wrote down two questions she had:
- How can I overcome the evil that surrounds me in the world?
- How can I see how much good I am doing when the world tries to tell me my efforts are never enough?
The morning of conference, Alexandria spent an hour studying the scriptures and praying for her questions to be answered. Part of her scripture study included Lehi’s dream, where he walked through mists of darkness before reaching the tree of life. That part really resonated with her!
“Sometimes at school I feel like I am in a ‘mist of darkness’ because of all the bad language, inappropriate behavior, and negativity around me,” she said. “It can feel lonely sometimes.”
Then Alexandria watched conference, and she heard Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles talk about “heed[ing] not what the wicked may say“ and “holding fast“ to the iron rod.1
“When I heard that, I knew with all my heart and soul that Heavenly Father was aware of me,” Alexandria said. She was reassured that the Lord is on her side.
“Sometimes it’s hard for me to tell if the Lord is aware of me at school when I feel so saddened by the decisions of others, but now I know that He was, is, and will always be there for me and never leave me alone!”
Alexandria kept those impressions with her throughout the week and was able to feel the Savior’s love for her.
“I can’t believe that Elder Bednar talked about Lehi’s dream when I had just read and pondered about it that morning and that the Lord provided such a specific answer to my question,” she said. “Conference truly was my miracle!”