Easter Sunday was also special for another reason. This was our last Sunday to attend our ward. We have been attending Jason's home ward for over a year now. I have really enjoyed going to church with people that Jason has known for his whole life. I have felt welcomed and loved with open arms.
We have felt so grateful to serve in our callings. My precious sunbeams call me Mr. Richards. This was spoken by one of the sunbeams last week: "Mr. Richards, is that your husband Brother Richards?"
This Sunday I felt particularly grateful for my teaching assignment. I taught the sunbeams about the Resurrection of our Saviour. Through pictures and objects we discussed how Jesus prayed in the Garden, died on the Cross, was placed in a tomb, lived again through Resurrection, had his disciples feel the nail prints. It was a very moving experience for me. I have never been in a place to explain the Resurrection to small children. I could see that the children were upset by the Crucifixion pictures. I had to rely on my own knowledge and testimony of the Resurrection to bear my witness about our Saviour. I will never forget this small experience. I think I got a tiny glimpse of what it is like to teach your own children about the Saviour. What a blessing and sacred responsibility that is!
Most important of all, I would share with you that I have a testimony of the Resurrection. I know in my heart, through prayer, fasting, and repentance, that our Saviour lives. I am so incredibly grateful for this knowledge. I am humbled that I have been given the charge to live the gospel and raise a family in the covenant. Take 4 minutes and 25 seconds to watch the Easter message above from an Apostle of the Lord. You will be left feeling comforted and grateful for the Saviour!