On Aug 30, 2015 Elder Andrew Saunders spoke in Church on the importance of the Atonement and Sacrament. He opened his talk and said he had felt very emotional this past week. He felt like a teenage girl who had just broken up with her boyfriend, lol.
He spoke about the atonement and said that through the Savior's sacrifice, if we repent, we could start again anew. Satan thinks he is beating us down but really he is strengthening us to fight a battle that only we can win with the help of our Savior. The atonement helps us to be better people and be able to repent of our wrongdoings and return to our Heavenly father. He told how he learned to love and appreciate the Sacrament. When he was little and was fasting, the bread tasted like steak and he devoured it, with no thought. As he grew older he learned that we renew our covenants we make at baptism: To keep his commandments, to always remember him, take upon us his name.
He was a bit emotional and said' I am not going to cry." I am not going to cry." He reached over and pushed the kleenex box away :)
He cited many scriptures and ended with his testimony. He knows and loves the Savior and he is so thankful for the sacrifice the Savior made for him and all others. He mentioned that he has had good friends who have helped him along the way to serve a mission and good parents and family that helped him to go.
In the name of Jesus Christ Amen