Q&A with Elder Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

by | Mar. 14, 2014

Twenty-four-year-old returned missionary Alex Orme never imagined he'd ever have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit in a small room with a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

"I found it to be a very humbling experience sitting at the feet of an Apostle," Alex recounts.  

"I really didn’t know what to expect. However, the Spirit was strong and my nerves we put at ease as Elder Bednar explained he was there to answer [our] questions … and help us in any way possible. It was a wonderful experience that I will always cherish."

Alex's experience came from a series of Q&A meetings Elder Bednar recently did with various groups including young adults, women, and married couples.

During these intimate discussions, Elder Bednar answered important questions including:

  • “Why don’t I feel the Spirit as strongly as I did on my mission?”
  • “How do I find peace, help and strength every day when my life is so busy?” 
  • “How can I help the sisters in my ward make the choice to be faithful in times of adversity?” 
  • “How do I move forward and not beat myself up if I made a bad choice?” and more.

Each of these in-depth Q&A meetings were filmed in their entirety and we're excited to share five of our favorite clips with you below. You can see more videos and learn more about Elder Bednar's most recent book, The Power To Become by visiting Seek.DeseretBook.com.

If you had a chance to meet with an Apostle in such a personal setting, what questions would you ask? Share with us in the comments on this article.

Q&A Video 1:

How do we continue to focus on becoming like Christ even though we have busy lives?

Q&A Video 2:

How do I feel the Spirit like I did on my mission?

Q&A Video 3:

If I’m not obeying the commandments as well as I'd like to be, how can I change my heart and my life?

Q&A Video 4:

When is a time you were obedient that we can learn from?

Q&A Video 5:

Is it okay to ask the Lord for a miracle?

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