Sunday, October 7, 2007

*General Conference Weekend

Ok so as a kid I remember

thinking Conference lasted SO long

....& now
I feel like it's never long enough!!

~It seems like I always hear the words I need at the perfect time when watching Conference. For any of you who don't know, General Conference is a worldwide meeting held every 6 months in SLC and broadcast throughout the world in
over 100 languages. It is pretty powerful to know that you're singing the hymns & hearing these special messages with the rest of the world. (although obviously some are shown at later times with time differences.)

~The most special part is always hearing from our beloved Prophet, President Gordon B. Hinckley. It's the moment when my kids wiggles go away & the room becomes still. We don't know how much longer he'll be here on the earth, but we'll eat up every minute of it that he is.

~I remember as I was growing up the prophets President Spencer W. Kimball, Ezra Taft Benson & Howard W. Hunter were usually too frail to speak at Conference, but when they did it meant so much. Now I feel we are almost spoiled to hear from a latter day prophet as often as we do. I think back to Biblical prophets & those in the Book of Mormon and try to relate their words to those we hear today to make them as meaningful.

~Elder Henry B. Eyring (now president) has been sustained to fill the calling of 2nd counselor to President Hinckley, after the recent passing of President Faust. I have always loved Elder Eyring. When I was away at college he came & spoke at a Stake Conference. His genuine tenderness was felt as he spoke about the Gospel. It was especially meaningful as he spoke of his ties to the Gila Valley.~Elder Quentin L. Cook has now replaced Pres. Eyring's calling in the 12.

*Can't wait for April!:)

(Elder Eyring gettin' a bop
on the head from Pres. Hinckley:)

More conference & church stuff:


Brooklyn said...

This is a sweet post Audra. And thank you for your sweet comment on my blog about the accident. I LOVE confrence. I agree, I always feel that the talks are words I need to hear at that moment. See ya on Sunday :)

Jen-ben said...

Yes! I so agree...with it all! I love Henry B. Eyring. He's so amazing. And by the way, so are you. You can tell you have such a strong testimony, I wish we still lived near eachother!! But I feel blessed to still have your example in my life! xoxox

A day in the life of the Campbell's said...

yeah, me too..I always feel like the talks are meant just for me. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear the prophet speak too. Thanks for your posting Audy!

Laura said...


Thanks so much for writing! Its so crazy to catch up on everybody's lives through blogs. Your family is adorable! When was Daylan born? Elizabeth was born June 2005. Its good to hear from you!


Unknown said...

I know what your talking about, we need conference once a month. Lets start a petition!

Are you wearing my shoes?

♥ Natalie said...

Audra ~ I love your sweet testimony. What a good example you are to so many...including myself. I really enjoyed reading your thoughts. Thanks for sharing!