Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October General Conference 2010

My husband and I traveled from Southern Utah to Provo and Highland to join two of our daughters and their husbands in a journey to Salt Lake City to attend Sunday afternoon session of General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  We had a wonderful time and had our spirits uplifted by the messages we received from our church leaders.   It was heart warming to be with our family members to enjoy sharing these events together.  The weather was bright, sunny, and clear; so when we drove over the hill behind the Draper Temple, we could see the entire Salt Lake Valley stretching as far as we could see in all directions with  the Great Salt Lake stretched into the horizon with the big city's skyline  in  front of the lake and mountains.  What a sight!  We were able to park conveniently and get into the huge conference center where thousands of church members congregated.  It was awesome to join with everyone singing the hymns of Zion together and to hear the Tabernacle Choir sing their chosen hymns. Each speaker presented a carefully considered talk on topics each considered important for people to hear at this time.  I took notes in my notebook so I could review the points that stood out to me later on.  One of our daughters used her Blackberry cell phone to take these pictures which she e-mailed to me.  We used our cell phones several times as we maneuvered from waiting line to our seats and guided our husbands from the parking garage to where we were seated.  What a convenience it was to have cell phones.  Of course, we turned them off before the meeting started.  Everyone reverently stood up as the Prophet, President Thomas S. Monson and his counselors entered the Hall and took their seats.  A hush fell over the crowd in anticipation for what was about to occur as the session began.  I felt well rewarded for coming.

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