Any conference predictions out there? I’m pretty bad with predictions but here are a few of mine.
1. Talks of charity and the poor. I can’t help but imagine several GAs will be inspired by events in Draper where a homeless man was booed by the over thousand residents. If we don’t hear some quotes from King Benjamin I’ll be shocked.
2. Missionary stats. My guess is we’ll see missionary effectiveness decrease if stats are given. (I’m showing my ignorance but I can’t recall if stats are given in April conference. I’m too lazy to look it up.) There are rumors going around about changing the 18 year decision. I’m not predicting that change gets made, but overall the change to the 18 age seems to be as successful as the change to a year and a half mission.
3. Politics? Given how nasty American politics have sadly become the last year, I suspect we’ll hear at least one talk on civility and perhaps one that makes the tie to politics explicit.
4. Apostasy. The leaked memo shows the brethren are concerned about apostasy. I suspect we’ll get at least one talk on this and hopefully a talk on counterfeits of revelation. Given his role as one of the few of the 12 willing to weigh in with pure doctrine discourses I’ll place my bet on Elder Oaks giving the talk.
That’s probably all I’d be wiling to predict. All of them are pretty iffy except perhaps for (1). What are your predictions?