October 2009 General Conference

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Please feel free to share your thoughts regarding this weekend’s General Conference.

20 thoughts on “October 2009 General Conference

  1. President Monson announced 5 temples:

    Brigham City, UT
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Concepcion, Chile
    Sapporo, Japan

    I didn’t hear the city in Brazil.

  2. I really loved Elder Osguthorpe’s quoting this from President Monson:

    “The goal of gospel teaching today … is not to ‘pour information’ into the minds of class members. It is not to show how much the teacher knows, nor is it merely to increase knowledge about the Church. The basic goal of teaching in the Church is to help bring about worthwhile changes in the lives of boys and girls, men and women. The aim is to inspire the individual to think about, feel about, and then do something about living gospel principles.”
    President Thomas S. Monson, First Counselor in the First Presidency, in Conference Report, Oct. 1970, 107.

  3. Elder Holland also taught me that maybe volume really can compensate for deficiencies in scholarship, logic and reason.

  4. Some thoughts on two of the seventy who were released yesterday.

    Charles Didier was the seventy who created the Mesquite Nevada Stake while I was serving there on my mission.

    Lynn Mickelsen attended stake conference here a few years ago. He was a pretty good speaker.

  5. Also, traditionally, any seventy who are called during a conference speak at the following conference. Since no new seventy were called this weekend, it will be interesting to see who speaks with the apostles and First Presidency in April.

  6. Why do you wish conference was thanksgiving weekend? I guess that’s in October for you.

  7. Only studied the opening remarks and Elder Scott’s remarks so far; and so far it is pretty good :-) Sister Matsumori is up for today.

    I found it interesting in the opening remarks that President Monson inferred the church has a goal to get most members, if not all, within 200 miles of a temple. That sort of dashed my hopes that I would get one closer but I guess my 90 mile drive is pretty good. I just miss my days living in Wymount when the temple was two blocks away.

  8. I know the feeling. I often catch myself complaining about the 45-minute drive to the temple here. Then I have to remind myself of the 2.5-hour drive when I was in Vancouver or the 8-hour drive when I was in Regina.

  9. Prior to the St. Paul temple we had to go to Chicago – and 8 hour drive.

    Now we also have Nauvoo temple at about 300 miles.

  10. Love this quote “The aim is to inspire the individual to think about, feel about, and then do something about living gospel principles.”

    How true!

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