LDS General Conference-Saturday morning session

Notes on the Saturday morning session of General Conference

Presiding: President Monson
Conducting: President Uchtdorf

Speakers: Pres Eyring, Pres Packer, Sister Burton, Elder Oaks, Elder Clayton, Elder Perry

Opening Hymn: Glory to God on High
Invocation: Elder Timothy J. Dykes, Quorums of 70

President Eyring: In a future day, we will see the Savior, and he will say to those on his right hand, “Come into my Father’s kingdom. I was hungry and ye fed me, thirsty and ye gave me to drink….” Continue reading

The Burial of Jesus Christ

Because he lives SaturdayEach day this week, as part of the Church’s #BecauseHeLives Easter initiative, there will be a new question, meme, and/or video that members can share with their friends. Today is Saturday of the Holy Week and the focus of today’s devotional is the burial of Jesus Christ. The scriptures are quiet about the events of Saturday after Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. Likely, it was a time of reflection for His followers, just as it can be for His followers today. What things are possible in your life because of Jesus Christ? Share your answer with your social networks, and see what others are saying at http://mor.mn/2qtmz.

We hope you join us back here today and tomorrow to share your thoughts on General Conference and Easter.

Good Friday: The Crucifixion and Burial of Christ

Because he lives FridayEach day this week, as part of the Church’s #BecauseHeLives Easter initiative, there will be a new question, meme, and/or video that members can share with their friends. Today is Friday of the Holy Week and the focus of today’s devotional is the Crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ. You can find out more about Jesus Christ at http://mor.mn/2puvc.

Here in New Mexico kids are out of school today for Good Friday. I’m very glad, because it gave us some extra time this morning with our daily “scripture-picture”. Each morning over the course of this week, we have focused on the events of the Holy Week. This morning as I sat down next to my kids, my six year old asked if we were going to learn about Jesus on the cross today. Yes, kiddo, we sure are! Continue reading

LDS Friends & Foes Rendezvous Tonight

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Just a quick reminder that the 2nd Annual Friends & Foes Rendezvous is tonight from 6 to 8 pm.

http://www.millennialstar.org/the-2nd-annual-friends-foes-rendezvous/

I hope to see some of you there. Especially those who dislike my online interactions but who have never met me in person.

If you won’t be able to attend but would like to meet up some time, please feel free to contact me through the contact form at http://www.sixteensmallstones.org and we can arrange to have lunch.

And whether I see you or not, I hope you have a fantastic General Conference weekend!

J. Max Wilson

Pres Obama meets with Church leaders in Utah, Pres Monson skips meeting to preserve his strength for Conference

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President Obama made his first trip ever as president to Utah on Thursday. He met with Church leaders and local politicians, but not with President Monson, who is preserving his strength for General Conference

From the Deseret News:

Traffic was cleared before Obama’s motorcade made its way from Hill onto I-15, diverting onto Legacy Parkway and winding back to downtown Salt Lake City just before 9:15 p.m.

Obama met with LDS Church leaders at the hotel, including President Henry B. Eyring and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of First Presidency, and Elder L. Tom Perry and Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Deputy White House press secretary Eric Schultz said they were expected to talk about the church’s long record of service, including its work on disaster relief and other humanitarian issues, and the need to fix the nation’s broken immigration system.

The leaders were also to discuss the need to forge more common ground across differences and to promote service to neighbors, both in the United States and around the world.

LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson did not attend the meeting.

“Because of the need to preserve his strength for this weekend’s general conference, it was felt that the logistics of meeting away from church offices, with the walking and the waiting periods associated with a presidential visit, would regrettably not be conducive to President Monson’s participation,” said church spokesman Eric Hawkins.

Hawkins said President Monson remembers fondly his visit to the White House to present Obama with his personal family history in 2009.

President Obama has visited many “red states” in the last few months, and this was his first time in Utah as president.

To see the history of presidential visits to Utah, see this.