Tuesday, October 5, 2010

General Conference 2010

On Friday morning Pat, Tom, Andrew and I were up and out of here very early. We had a 6am flight out of Green Bay. With some stops in Milwaukee and Denver as well as a delayed flight we left the airport in SLC just before 6pm. Our first stop was a mission reunion in Kaysville, UT to meet Sammi's trainer. Sorry these photos are so small, but they were taken on a phone so they're not nice blown up. This is Annie Dunoskovic. She is awesome and I can't wait to spend more time with her. What a blessing to have her as Sammi's trainer.

Saturday morning we have pretty good tickets for that session of conference. We spent the night with the Barretts and so together we headed up to the conference center for the opening session. We got a flat tire on the freeway and like a pit crew we changed that tire in record time.

On Sunday afternoon we have seats that were on the plaza in section 7 which is right down front and off to the left. You probably need a magnifying glass to see this, but that's the first presidency sitting there on the stand. What a treat to sit so close. Special thanks go out to Sara and Erin for getting there so early and saving us these premo seats. Thanks sweeties!
After the final session of conference, Sara asked to take a photo of our family. I love this picture. We all look really great. It was so wonderful to be there in person.

I didn't always like General Conference, but I grown to love it. I love it in the conference center and I love it at home on our TV. I love what the brethren have to say.

I found it very interesting that during both Saturday sessions there were identical talks given about sustaining/following the prophet. I really loved those talks. Then on Sunday morning we heard President Packer speak about God's moral laws and how we cannot vote to change them. I loved his words. I sustain his words as spoken by a mouthpiece of the Lord.

This morning Clare was telling me about a friend of hers who has a friend who posted on Facebook how they just couldn't agree with President Packer's words. This individual should just come right out and say, "I don't sustain the prophet" because that's exactly what he or she is doing. Somehow when the prophet speaks the discussion is over.

I had an incredible experience prior to the first session of conference. As the First Presidency was walking in they shook hands with each member of the quorum of the 12 apostles. The love they have for one another is visible. As I watched this brief exchange, I too felt of the love they have for me and each of us. These thoughts and feelings were further confirmed as I listened to Elder Holland.

The trip was much too quick and the people I would've liked to have seen, didn't get all get visited as we left on Monday morning before 8am. I'll share more soon. Until then, what are your thoughts on this recent conference?


BrandonandJeana said...

Elder Holland's talk hit me like a ton of bricks...I just thought it was so amazing. He touched on every possible situation all in his talk...you can feel the love he has for each of us.

Becky said...

It was everything I needed. I always take notes because I have the memory of a goldfish. :)

Brother Jensen quoted Ammon(?) and it sums up how I feel about conference:
"I cannot say the smallest part which I feel".

There were so many things I needed to hear and I felt that each was delivered with the love of our Heavenly Father.