Have you heard of Hank Smith? A wonderful LDS speaker. My girls (and I) adore him!
We discovered Hank Smith when my mother-in-law gave one of the girls this CD: "Be Who You Are". We (not just the girls) have listened to the CD a number of times. It still makes us laugh and still inspires us.
My girls listened to another one of Hank Smith's Cd's the other night. "Break Up With the World". (One of my cute Mia Maids has been telling us about this CD for awhile now - and made sure we had our own CD to listen to.) I could hear them laughing as I was making dinner. My understanding is they had already listened to it separately. But, they wanted to listen to it again - together. :) One of them even deactivated her FACEBOOK page after listening to this particular CD. Quite an impact.*
These talk Cd's are available at Deseret Book for about $12.00 each.
We have 4 of the 6 Cd's. You cannot go wrong with any of them.
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OFFICIAL INVITATION FOR HANK SMITH
"We live in (or near) the area you served you mission (figured this out from your lion story). Wouldn't it be wonderful to visit your old stomping grounds? :) Oh, and while you're in town there is a group of young men and young women who would love to laugh with you and be inspired by you. (it could be a very large group) We promise we will not serve Kentucky Fried Chicken. :)
* ROAD TRIP IDEALast Christmas our YM/YW visited the Oakland Temple, which is about a three hour drive from where we live. In preparing for this activity I made a CD for each vehicle. The car is a great venue for learning. :) A captive audience for sure.
The CD was a mixture of Holiday favorites, both fun (at the beginning of the CD) and music to invite the spirit (later part of the CD - to prepare us for our arrival at the temple). In the middle of the CD the youth were introduced to Hank Smith ("Be Who You Are"). He reached a number of youth with his fun and witty ways. It has been almost a year, and there are some who still make comments about "Hank from Utah!" :) (you'll just have to listen to the CD)