President Thomas S. Monson - Prophet (New Temples and missionary ages)
Elder Quentin L. Cook - Quorum of the Twelve (Pornography/sexual misconduct)
Sister Ann M. Dibb - Young Womens General Presidency (Im a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it.)
Elder Craig C. Christensen - Quorum of the Seventy (Holy Ghost)
Elder Shayne M. Bowen - Quorum of the Seventy (To those who have lost a child)
Elder Russell M. Nelson - Quorum of the Twelve (Ask the Missionaries!)
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf - First Presidency (busyness/regrets/happiness)
Talk that you MUST watchElder Russell M. Nelson and Elder Shayne M. Bowen's talks tie for my talks that you must watch! Elder Bowen spoke to those who had lost a child. It was a very touching talk and not something that is addressed very often in a place like conference.
Elder Nelson spoke about missionaries and missionary work. I loved his point that you can ask the missionaries for whatever you need (within reason, of course)
"Declaring our testimony of the Gospel is good. But being a living example of the Restored Gospel is better." ~President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
New Temples Announced - Tuscon, AZ and Peru
Young Men may now begin missionary service at 18.
Young Women may begin missionary service at age 19.
General Thoughts About the SessionWhat a great session of conference (is there any other kind??)! The HUGE news was that the ages for missionary service were changed, from 19 to 18 for Elders and from 21 to 19 for Sisters. Twitter was exploding with young people excited about being able to serve earlier! I even saw one bishop tweet that he just got his first text from a young man asking to start his mission papers! That is awesome.
Sister Ann Dibb's talk was fantastic. I love the question of "What would you write on your tshirt to describe your values?" Isnt that essentially what we do through our actions?
Twitter also was having a great time with Elder Nelson's talk about missionaries. People began joking, one person tweeted, "Want some bacon? Ask the missionaries!" But the sentiment is true, the Elders and Sisters are sooo willing to help with whatever, be it, answering a question or performing service.
I was also impacted by Pres. Uchtdorf's comment about busy-ness. It's so easy to get caught up in al that we have to do, so that we forget to do the really important things!
I highly recommend watching this session. It will be up on www.lds.org to view probably within a day, and transcripts are usually up within a week.
The next session of Conference begins at 2pm MST today. Check it out! www.byutv.org, www.lds.org, or BYUTV on satellite.
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I will have another summary of the afternoon session posted later today!