Since we’re not doing open threads during the sessions of conference, we’re trying to start comment threads at the end of the session, so that once you have heard and thought a little about the entire session and the individual talks.
So take your notes during the sessions, and let us know after the session is over.
Here’s a few thoughts on Saturday Morning’s session of conference. I’d welcome your thoughts also.
- Elder Neal L. Andersen was selected to fill the vacancy in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.More about him is available onWikipedia and on Grandpa Bill’s GA Pages.
- The Perpetual Education Fund has given financial assistance to 35,600 college students and 18,900 have finished degrees with that assistance.
- Elder Hales — spoke about what it means to follow the principles of provident living. I know that the ideas he talked about have been communicated before, but I have the feeling that in today’s culture (at least in the US), its a message we need more and more. I wish I believed that most LDS Church members in the US and other wealthy countries were actually listening to this.
- Sister Margaret Lifferth, 1st Counselor in the Primary Presidency — Reverence. IMO, a fine talk. Particularly notable are: 1. Her suggestions that it is irreverant to text and use electonic devices (except if you have your scriptures on them, I assume) during sacrament meeting and other Church meetings. 2. Her suggestion that we must have respect for others, even those with whom we have political disagreements (a principle we try to enforce here on Times and Seasons).
- Elder Michael A. Neider of the Young Men’s Presidency — Talked about the need for faith and its application in the Aaronic Priesthood — told the story of a teacher’s quorum president in Mexico who was learning Spanish and managed to reactivate members of his quorum (I’m not doing justice to the story).
- Elder Allan F. Packer — Spoke on personal revelation
- Elder D. Todd Christofferson — Wonderfuld talk for exploring grace vs. works. Talked about an earthquake in Peru.
- Elder Henry B. Eyring — Spoke about the blessings of adversity.
Also notable was that at least three of the talks (those by Elder Hales, Elder Christofferson and Elder Eyring) discussed the worldwide economic downturn and its effect on Church members and others.
I’m afraid I was distracted a bit during part of the session, so I’m not sure I caught everything notable.
What did you hear?