Matt and Mandy

    “Matt and Mandy,” Friend, Oct. 2006, 33

    Matt and Mandy

    Matt and Mandy

    Illustrations by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

    Matt: I don’t understand what he’s talking about.

    Mom: It can be hard at your age. But if you listen carefully, you’ll understand something from each talk.

    Dad: In every conference there seems to be at least one message just for me. Maybe there will be for you too.

    Later—Matt: I did understand some things, but I don’t think any of it was just for me.

    Mom: You know, when we listen to conference, the messages don’t come just from the speakers. The Spirit can speak to us too.

    Dad: That’s right. It isn’t only what we understand that counts. It’s what we feel.

    That evening—Matt: When I listened to President Hinckley, I didn’t understand everything he said. But I had a good feeling that he really is a prophet.

    Dad: That was a conference message just for you—one you’ll remember your whole life.