Morris Christensen, student activities advisor, spoke at Tuesday’s devotional, encouraging students to learn how to “hold fast” to the gospel during difficult times.
He said he would enjoy addressing students around the campfire and described the atmosphere that would exist if everyone would be there.
This lead to the experience he shared that would lead to his message to students about riding on a tandem bike with his wife for 85 miles in Denali National Park.
He described this experience as challenging for both of them and compared it to the challenges and crises of faith that we experience.
“The spiritual lesson that was emphasized once again to both of us was: hold fast,” Christensen said.
He encouraged students to hold fast to the iron rod, to covenants we make and to the Savior.
I thought that the story (about the bike ride) helped to illustrate his point to hold to the covenants and to the rod which shows we need to hold fast even when times are difficult,” said Dalin Craig a sophomore studying computer engineering. “I thought that was really inspired.”
Christensen made the analogy to his experience with adventures. When there are higher levels of risks in the sports world, people participate with a partner. He explained that Christ can be our partner when we choose to reach out and hold fast to him.
“It is my testimony that this is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, He lives, He will come again,” he said. “He will rescue us if we will stand tall, be faithful and hold fast to His word, our covenants and to Him.”
Students can view his full remarks on the BYU-Idaho website.