"What a great time to be alive! Today (Tuesday the 15th of January, 2013). President Jeffery R. Holland spoke to the MTC. The thing is he spoke at Thanksgiving as well. The reason today was important was the dedication of three buildings (re-dedication). He spoke so compellingly, but he always does. Apparently, last time he spoke he talked of getting your act together, which was Thanksgiving. Everyone said it was awesome, and made them a bit terrified. This time he spoke about what a great time it is in the church, how we need to be better than the great prophets of old, and that we need to hasten the work. Which is how it is now. I am so happy to be alive and in the work at this time in my life.
One thing he talked about is astonishing people. While we don't want to knockem' out and have them be unconscious for three days like Alma, we do want them to have their own personal earthquake. Astonish comes from the root tondra which means thunder. Let's astonish people. Let them see how great this work is so they know why it is important to them.
I know the Church is true, and God be with you till we meet again."