Monday, October 5, 2015

General Conference Weekend

We have enjoyed our involvement with October 2015 General Conference.  We walked around taking pictures of people from different walks of life and countries who have come to conference. Sister Hunt translated for the two days.  She hung out with the Navajo translation team while Elder Hunt stayed at the apartment and watched conference on the laptop. At the end of each session he picked her up at the same place where he delivered her before conference.

We were counseled by our local church leaders to be prepared for answers to our questions and dilemmas in the talks given by the prophets and general authorities.  They spoke on Saturday and Sunday sessions. We listened intently.  We learned these points in their talks as follows:  The Lord qualifies those whom he calls.  He helps us focus on what we can do, not on what we can't do.  We must have faith and not doubt our abilities.  That faith and doubt can not exist at the same time in the same mind.  We must trust and have faith in God and in His Son Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost.  To remember Him and obey His commandments.  To keep the Sabbath Day holy.  As we progress and learn our purpose on earth we have trials and adversities to strengthen our faith.  In the midst of it all we are helped and led by our faith and trust in God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost.

We enjoyed the stories and lessons taught through by the speakers.  We have been inspired and edified by their talks.  We look forward to listening to them or reading them again and again on and in the church magazine, the Ensign.

We love you and you are in our prayers.  We are enjoying and loving our mission.  Thank you for your love, prayers and support in every way.  Our visa could come any day and we will be surprised and happy.

We want to share some photos with you from the general conference.

Sister Hunt on her way to the Conference Center.
Sister Hunt at the translation floor security entrance.
The Navajo translation team L-R bottom row: Shirley C., Rosie J., Tammy B., Susie P., & Sister H.
Top row L-R: Leo P., Paul B., Justin B., Thomas B., & Jerome W.
People crossing the street going to the Conference Center from Temple Square.
It is a sight to see so many people crossing the street in their Sunday best.
An LDS Chaplain in the service of his country.  
There were many others in uniform.
We are truly thankful for their service to our Nation.
Faithful elderly Hispanic couple resting in the shade.
Faithful family among the thousands who attended General Conference.
Faithful and beautiful families like this South American family come
from all over the world to attend General Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

1 comment:

  1. Norm and three of his boys were able to attend the Priesthood Session and a fun week with some of the family. Annie and Rob came up to Logan and we were able to give her a baby shower. Norm also had another Dr. appointment this week in SLC. We finally gave up on the Dr. that was coming to Blanding as we have seen him just once in almost a year. be back up the 20th of Oct for a stress test on his heart and of course some more family time.