Happy Easter! Due to the long lack of substantive activity here, I realize few will see this. If, however, you have thoughts you’d like to add in the comments, you are more than welcome to.
Quorum of the 12
Gerrit W. Gong
Young Women General Presidency
General President: Bonnie H. Cordon
First Counselor: Michelle Craig
Second Counselor: Becky Craven
Primary General Presidency
First Counselor: Lisa Harkness
Many Changes in 70s and Area 70s
No high priests groups. All priesthood holders meet together in Elder’s Quorum on Sundays.
Why not just have a ward “Priesthood Quorum” rather than have an “Elder’s Quorum” that is attended by elders and high priests?
Will older men be “promoted” to high priest or will this only occur if a calling necessitates?
No more home/visiting teaching. Ministering members.
Young women to be included!
Bonnie L. Oscarson
“As we consider the roles that our young women will be expected to assume in the near future, we might ask ourselves what kind of experiences we could provide for them now that will help with their preparation to be missionaries, gospel scholars, leaders in the church auxiliaries, temple workers, wives, mothers, mentors, examples and friends.”
Reyna I. Aburto
No contention among the people. They were united “because they knew the Lord personally.”
Massimo de Feo
Claudio D. Zivic
Taking the sacrament is the most important thing we do on the sabbath.
Henry B. Eyring
“I pray to feel something of what Mary felt at the tomb…”
Witnessed the prayers of prophets for people they love.
Dallin H. Oaks
Resurrection to “all mortal who lived upon this earth.”
He quoted someone about tiny daily decisions that accumulate toward a lifetime.
Be civil and cheerful in our personal interactions. Practice consistently and continuously.
Minor failures to follow righteous guidelines can draw us down.
Russell M. Nelson
Heavens are open.
“What will YOUR seeking open for YOU? … What do you feel an urgent need to know or understand?”
Question: what about just asking questions (about things you have prayed about) in a culture that vilifies it?
“Grow into the principle of revelation.”
“Does God really want to speak to you? YES!”
Come unto Christ.
Gerrit W. Gong
“…put off the natural man and woman”
Russel M. Nelson
No more home teaching, visiting teaching. Members will minister to each other. Young Women to be included!
Jeffery R. Holland
Love one another.
Visit at home or elsewhere. No required lesson. Minister as needed, there are a variety of ways to serve.
Questions: loved the jokes about so many changes and heart problems (deferring to Dr. Nelson), but…is anyone really overwhelmed by the changes this conference? I kind of feel most of them are changes in verbiage without a ton of substantive difference with more autonomy. Ideas?
Jean B. Bingham
Described ways to minister other than the typical home visit. Mentioned online discussion.
“It looks like becoming part of someone’s life and caring about him or her.”
Young women will minister “just as young men” have been for…ever. Thank you!
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
He asks the internet questions.
Align our lives with Jesus. Become his disciples.
Behold the man.
Most important day in history when Jesus Christ won the victory over death and sin. The day we learn to see Jesus for who he is, is the most important day in our own lives, when we commit to follow him.
Minister as the savior. One at a time.
Are we active in the gospel or merely busy in the church?
We should be saving individuals rather than performing tasks or implementing programs.
Quentin L. Cook
Righteousness, unity, and equality before the Lord…
non-consensual immorality = moral and legal issue
consensual morality = moral issue
Pornography and objectification of women
United and equal before God. He assumes temple experiences are like his. “Equality and unity permeate the temple.”
“The faithful, core membership of the church has never been stronger.”
How does our cultural modification of “modesty” to mostly refer to how much skin women cover with clothing contribute to objectification of women?
Was his non-consensual immorality bit the official conference response to Joseph Bishop?
Do “equality and unity permeate the temple” as he says?
Does he define what he means by “equality and unity before the Lord”?
Russell M. Nelson
Let us all press on.
Lots of quoting hymns today.
New era of ministering.
We invite all of God’s children on both sides of the veil…
- Salta Argentina
- Bengaluru India
- Managua Nicarágua
- Cagayan de Oro Phillipines
- Layton Utah
- Richmond Virginia
- Russia – TBD