This weekend is the bi-annual world wide conference for my church. It is pretty exciting. It is broadcast out of Salt Lake City, Utah into over 78 languages all over the world. Some of the languages are:
Cebuano (my brother speaks this!)
I don't even know where most of these are from but thought it gave a great representation of how worldwide the LDS church is.
It is 6 hours for Saturday and Sunday for all the church members. Some members are able to get it in their homes, but most watch it at a local church where it is broadcast or listen to it on the radio or Internet. Many members also have to wait the following month to have it sent out it print.
This conference will be the first for our new prophet, Thomas S. Monson. The leaders of the church speak on a wide variety of subjects to strengthen the members of our church. Some of the topics from last fall were.
being slow to anger
living by faith not fear
being a mother
the power to change
a broken heart
my friend Jill shared this great idea of making kits for the women we visit teach while they watch or listen to General Conference.
I made 7 this year and hope I can get out to deliver them today. Here are a few things I put in them this year.
some yellow note pads tied on with yellow ribbon and a fresh new pen for note taking. I wrote on the cover of each pad,
Evian Water bottle (they were on sale and oh so cute and pink)
I put a sponge in a little Ziploc and put a note it in that says,
i bought a pack of strip post it notes and put a little tag in a Ziploc that says
I thought this would be a great way to go back and read some of the scriptures that were used in talks.
and thank goodness for ribbon and cellophane and little cute notes to make it all come together.
Having Easter be after General Conference this year is perfect because I got these awesome felt baskets for 75% off which made each of my basket, with contents just a hair under $5.00! That is a deal. (it helps having the ribbon outlet)
did you make Jill's General conference baskets too?
do you get to sit home and watch it or do you have to go to a building to do so?