April 2018 Sunday Afternoon Session (HT/VT End)

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April 2018 Sunday Afternoon Session (HT/VT End)

Post by DarkJedi » 01 Apr 2018, 13:29

Home teaching and visiting teaching gone in favor of ministering.
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Once there was a gentile...who came before Hillel. He said "Convert me on the condition that you teach me the whole Torah while I stand on one foot." Hillel converted him, saying: That which is despicable to you, do not do to your fellow, this is the whole Torah, and the rest is commentary, go and learn it."

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Re: April 2018 Sunday Afternoon Session (HT/VT End)

Post by mom3 » 01 Apr 2018, 13:33

You called it Dark Jedi. Your conference radar was spot on this time.

My oldest daughter, who is the first counselor in ward Relief Society Pres., is jumping up and down in sheer delight.
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Re: April 2018 Sunday Afternoon Session (HT/VT End)

Post by DarkJedi » 01 Apr 2018, 13:35

Believe me, I don't have any inside track. Unless the Force is stronger than I thought. :D Can I still hope for a 2 hour block?
In the absence of knowledge or faith there is always hope.

Once there was a gentile...who came before Hillel. He said "Convert me on the condition that you teach me the whole Torah while I stand on one foot." Hillel converted him, saying: That which is despicable to you, do not do to your fellow, this is the whole Torah, and the rest is commentary, go and learn it."

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Re: April 2018 Sunday Afternoon Session (HT/VT End)

Post by Joni » 01 Apr 2018, 13:38

Did I hear them mention that this initiative will involve YW as well? I know a lot of people in the Bloggernacle have been wondering why YM could participate but not YW. I guess we'll hear more about it in the next talk.

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Re: April 2018 Sunday Afternoon Session (HT/VT End)

Post by DarkJedi » 01 Apr 2018, 13:46

Yes, Joni they did say young women.
In the absence of knowledge or faith there is always hope.

Once there was a gentile...who came before Hillel. He said "Convert me on the condition that you teach me the whole Torah while I stand on one foot." Hillel converted him, saying: That which is despicable to you, do not do to your fellow, this is the whole Torah, and the rest is commentary, go and learn it."

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Re: April 2018 Sunday Afternoon Session (HT/VT End)

Post by SilentDawning » 01 Apr 2018, 13:49

A step in the right direction. I have been mentioning stuff like this for the last few years. It's still assigned, so there is still an expectation that we do it, for organizational reasons, but in the absence of a report, there may be less harassing the priesthood and misguided calls to repentance than in the past.

Are they reading STayLDS for ideas on how to revamp the church?

I am glad they are showing the propensity for rapid change. Very glad.

The only report now, from what I heard is the number of interviews held by leaders to learn about the needs of the Ward. I hope they have gotten rid of the duplication between RS and the Priesthood Quorum as well.

What prompted all this change? Was it the sheer bad numbers these programs have been putting out? I am glad for it, in any case.
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Re: April 2018 Sunday Afternoon Session (HT/VT End)

Post by kate5 » 01 Apr 2018, 13:52

Does this mean Silent Dawning doesn't have 18 families that he's in charge of anymore?

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Re: April 2018 Sunday Afternoon Session (HT/VT End)

Post by DarkJedi » 01 Apr 2018, 13:53

kate5 wrote:
01 Apr 2018, 13:52
Does this mean Silent Dawning doesn't have 18 families that he's in charge of anymore?
Maybe not, but he won't be expected to visit, give a lesson, and report.
In the absence of knowledge or faith there is always hope.

Once there was a gentile...who came before Hillel. He said "Convert me on the condition that you teach me the whole Torah while I stand on one foot." Hillel converted him, saying: That which is despicable to you, do not do to your fellow, this is the whole Torah, and the rest is commentary, go and learn it."

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Re: April 2018 Sunday Afternoon Session (HT/VT End)

Post by Curt Sunshine » 01 Apr 2018, 13:58

Overall, this has been my favorite conference in a LONG time - and I missed both Gong and Soares, because I was taking a friend in the ward to a long interview with the Bishop between sessions.

That friendship is a perfect example of why I am so excited about the change in HT/VT. I have been her HT, but our interactions have never included a formal lesson - and I have learned more about transgender issues from her than could have been possible in any other way, and I am beyond grateful for that insight.
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Re: April 2018 Sunday Afternoon Session (HT/VT End)

Post by DarkJedi » 01 Apr 2018, 14:04

Great Easter message from DFU. Easter and Christ's sacrifice is the greatest event in history.
In the absence of knowledge or faith there is always hope.

Once there was a gentile...who came before Hillel. He said "Convert me on the condition that you teach me the whole Torah while I stand on one foot." Hillel converted him, saying: That which is despicable to you, do not do to your fellow, this is the whole Torah, and the rest is commentary, go and learn it."

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