Given that this is the first post since last conference—and my general ambivalence about blogging anywhere the past few years—I realize no one may even see this. But, just in case, here is the usual thread.

I will be live-blogging Sunday notes, but not Saturday. I'm working while listening today.

Who watched the Amish bit between sessions? Thoughts?

Also, women witnessing and all that.

Saturday Morning Session

Saturday Afternoon Session

Women's Session

I am a beloved daughter of heavenly parents, with a divine nature and eternal destiny.

As a disciple of Jesus Christ, I strive to become like Him. I seek and act upon personal revelation and minister to others in His holy name.

I will stand as a witness of God at all times and in all things and in all places. As I strive to qualify for exaltation, I cherish the gift of repentance and seek to improve each day.

With faith, I will strengthen my home and family, make and keep sacred covenants, and receive the ordinances and blessings of the holy temple.

Beehives, Miamaids, Laurels retired.

Classes designed per officer designs.

Eight New Temples Announced

This announcement was so surprising to me because it was made in the women's session. I don't remember major general announcements being made in that session before.

  • Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Orem, Utah (where I grew up!)
  • Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Bacolod, Philippines
  • Taylorsville, Utah
  • Cobán, Guatemala
  • McAllen, Texas
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Sunday Morning Session

Prayer: some guy

Gerrit W. Gong

We become our best eternal self through covenants.

Covenant belonging.

Spiritual confirmations come after best actions.

Christina B Franco

I looked her up because of her accent. She is Argentinian.

I took no notes! heh

Dieter F Uchtdorf

We knew life would not be easy. Learn to strive and make mistakes. Promise of atonement.

Our potential with moral agency was worth the risk. Left security of first estate. Mortal life distracts us from our “great quest.” We hunger for a higher and nobler purpose.

Gospel is plain and simple but complexity to solve life's greatest challenges.

Not about doing things perfectly, but doing things intentionally.

The only way to progress is by helping others progress.

Faith, hope, love, compassion, and service refine us as disciples.

Keep God's commandments because we love God.

You don't need to sell the gospel, just don't hide it under a bushel. NICE.

Become the best version of yourself.

The most adventurous and joyous journey of your life.

Walter F. González

Learn to overcome and endure our most difficult circumstances.

We all can feel broken for many reasons.

We can feel the touch of the Savior's healing love.

If you feel broken, know that you can be mended because he loves you. You can be reconciled to God.

Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

Gary E. Stevenson

Hope of Israel broadcast

Know what to do when Satan tries to deceive you.

Russel M. Nelson

“You like 2- hour church…”

Humanitarian outreach in 1984? $2 billion in aid.

820 million undernourished in the world.

DI donations are also used for members and donated to worldwide charitable organizations.

Vision care; newborn care; wheelchairs; first responders for natural disasters

Caring more about others than we care about ourselves — second great commandment is key to becoming like Jesus Christ.

Prayer: some gal

Sunday Afternoon Session

Prayer: some guy

Henry B. Eyring

By faithful service been made more holy.

Job saw his heartbreaking situation with spiritual eyes.

Hans T. Boom

Tab choir gong story. We need all instruments to complete the world. All have something to contribute.

M. Russel Ballard

Loss: love and miss his wife, Barbara.

We might not appreciate those we love until they are gone.

Live each day with love and gratitude.

I married right and I must live right.

We can lose sight of our relationship to God. Choosing things of the spirit over things of the flesh.

Repentance is a weapon on the battle over self.

When we choose to repent we choose to change and allow the Savior to transform us into the best version of ourselves.

Regular daily repentence. Sacrament.

Peter M. Johnson

Help others become true followers of Jesus Christ.

Created in the image of God can only be possible if “God” is Heavenly Father and Mother.

  • Deception
  • Distraction
  • Discouragement

Fortunately I'm not distracted by “the Twitter.”

Be careful not casual in use of technology.

Do not let anyone steel your happiness. Do not compare yourself.

Pray every day, every day, every day.

Read and study the Book of Mormon, every day, every day, every day.

Take the sacrament every week, every week, every week. (I think that's what he said?)

Ulisses Soares

Testimony of Christ and faith.

Neil L. Andersen

My topic is fruit.

Embrace the ordinances and covenants of the restoration.

Spacious building: God does not hear you, God does not care.

Immovable faith. Look forward when we want to give up.

Coleman is the cutest kid!

Jesus knows how we feel.

“Dad loves you. Jesus loves you. And you're a good boy.”

We can feel joy no matter what is happening in our lives. Joy comes from intentionally trying to live a righteous life.

Russel M. Nelson

Home can be sanctuary of faith.

Temple recommend questions, revised. I don't think I've ever heard these read aloud before.

Easier to build a temple than a people ready to enter the temple.

Spring 2020 – bicentennial year – every member prepare for a unique conference, Joseph Smith's account of the first vision,

How would my life be different if my knowledge from BoM were taken away?

How have the events of the first vision impacted my loved ones?

New videos to incorporate.

Select your questions; design your own plan.

UNFORGETTABLE conference coming!

I love this personal accountability in gospel study and progress.

Prayer: some guy