President Uchtdorf gave the statistic that there are 223,000 members in the
Both Elder Holland and President Uchtdorf said so. Elder Holland saying that if we can't make the church work in Davis County, we can't make it work anywhere.
Here are the highlights of their talks from my notes:
|Elder Jeffrey R. Holland|
This is Davis County - Maybe here we can talk about real accomplishment and forward motion - real growth and real change - person by person - unit by unit.
There is one tool - Words - directed by Holy Ghost infused with Priesthood power.
Romans 10:10-14 Heart of man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confession made unto salvation. - How shall they hear without a Preacher?
Book of Mormon - Alma 31:5 Preaching of word had a greater tendency to lead to righteousness than the sword "try the virtue of the word of God."
Lectures on Faith - Faith works by words. By words mighty works will be performed.
Sometimes this actually works - King Benjamin's sermon - Mosiah 1-6.
What can we do in Davis County to make our speaking mean something more? To make any change at all?
What actual change have I made in my life as a result of anything I heard or was asked to do in last General Conference just a few weeks ago?
Jesus told of the wise man who built his house upon a rock and the foolish one who built upon sand. Matthew 7:24-26
We are gods and goddesses in embryo but these embryos are supposed to mature.
[On transcribing these notes, it sounds a bit stronger than it did lovingly in person. The message seems to be, "Grow up, Davis County Mormons!"]
|President Dieter F. Uchtdorf|
"Church sleep is one of the healthiest" [he actually said that]
Told of moving "overseas" to Davis County which they thought would be temporary. When called to the Twelve, Sister Uchtdorf said, "Now, we're stuck!"
As a wise man said [quoting, apparently the Buddha - oddly, my second brush with Buddhism today.]
"Conquer the angry man by love.
Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness.
Conquer the miser with generosity.
Conquer the liar with truth.”
[this more than compensates for the odd reference in our local, adult session of conference last night when someone I will not name made some odd reference without drawing any point to an unnamed politician's wife who raised five sons and was said never to have worked. I think it was an attempt to defend traditional families or something.]
On same-gender attraction "God Loveth His Children"
Walk the walk and not just talk the talk - relight the fires of conversion
1. Current Temple Recommend - CTR
2. Study the word of God daily - home should be a refuge to study and learn
3. Speak with your Heavenly Father dailyTrust God - He loves you - follow promptings of the Spirit - God wants you to succeed and be happy.
See my notes from the 2014 Regional Conference here.