AKA Mayan Apocalypse Final Conference Ever Armageddon Session. Curl up on the couch for our next and last installment
The Day Dawn is Breaking
Did You Think to Pray?
Robert D. Hales: The Godhead. “Can there be any doubt or disputation that Mormons are Christian?” “How are we doing in our quest to follow Christ?”
Richard G. Scott: “The Lord’s revelation that, by proper priesthood authority, baptism could be performed for the dead…” “He permits worthy deceased to receive all the ordinances of salvation vicariously.”
Russell T. Osguthorpe: This guy is an actual educator, this should be good. And he’s talking about teaching that focuses on the needs of the learners, their questions, their agency. Hallelujah. Bro. Osguthorpe is a long-awaited blessing to instruction in the church. For those of you in food coma, perk up. Total overhaul of youth lesson manuals being rolled out. (Badly needed and overdue, especially in the case of YW lesson manuals.)
Rejoice, The Lord Is King!
Marcus B. Nash: Faith as an anchor on a steep trail (example of trails in Peru). Quotes Lead, Kindly Light (best hymn ever!). When experiencing challenges to faith, remember, faith and reason are both necessary–each is one of the two wings of an aircraft. “Seek learning by study, and also by faith.”
Daniel L. Johnson: Fruit harvest destroyed by winter storm. Oof. Quotes Tevya from Fiddler on the Roof (nice!) “If riches are a curse, may God smite me with it, and may I never recover.” We must hearken to God both during storms and tragedy, and also during times of riches.
Don L. Clarke: (Whoa, this guy looks like President Hinckley, am I right??) Appreciating Sacrament Meeting.
David E. Bednar: Testimony and conversion: often treated as separate topics, but they are related. “Conversion is an offering of self, of love, of loyalty.”
Thomas S. Monson: Unexpected callings, gratitude. Closes the conference until April.
God Be with You ‘Til We Meet Again