Sunday, April 3, 2011

General Conference

This weekend was fantastic. General Conference weekend is one of my favorites. The world gets the opportunity to listen to prophets of God; why wouldn't you look forward to it? These are a few things I noticed from Conference:
~ The New Testament was mentioned and referenced a lot. My dad says they like to reference the scriptures that are being studied in Sunday School for the year.
~ Two different speakers talked about the name of our church: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We (church members)should not refer to ourselves as "Mormons," instead we should call ourselves Latter-Day Saints. This is not the first time I have heard this.
~ Temples. They are always mentioned a lot, but I felt like there was a lot of focus this time around. Three new temples were announced. President Monson talked specifically about the new Rome, Italy temple and how historically significant that is. And of course, the importance of temple work was stressed like usual. It is very important, and I am so blessed to have such easy access to a temple.
~ President Uchtdorf did not have an airplane story (!). He did make a joke about how that's what we'd be talking about with our friends. He also said that using technology for missionary work is a very good idea as long as it is at appropriate times (aka NOT IN CHURCH).
~ The Choir's arrangement of The Spirit of God at the end of the Sunday Morning session was amazing. I loved it.
~ Did you notice how on Saturday the camera showed tulips and budding trees? And then on Sunday it was all blossoms covered in snow. Yup, we got snow this weekend. Yuck.
Of course there was a lot more to conference, and I am glad I take copious notes (thanks to a fantastic Seminary Teacher who helped us learn that conference can be fun). I love to hear from our prophets, and I know the Church is true!

2 comments:

Abbs said...

I too loved this conference. Sister Bagley was awesome in getting us to take notes. I too love hearing from the prophets. They are truly inspired men of God.

Ariel said...

I agree; this conference was wonderful, as always. Megan, you might consider posting a link to this post on mormonwoman.org. Here's the site address:

http://mormonwoman.org/2011/04/04/share-your-thoughts-on-the-april-2011-lds-general-conference/

I think it would be a great thing to do, especially since you've already written this post.