TataniaAvalon wrote:I missed the entire conference didn't even try to listen though I had the chance. Besides DFU any other really outstanding talks I should read?
There was a striking moment that I don't think should be missed. But you have to watch it, not read it. And you have to watch the full conference video, not the excerpted talk.
Here is the link to download the "small" version of the session, but be aware that is is over 800MB, so may take some time: https://d1e635tdewwzdn.cloudfront.net/a ... nload=true
Elder Kearon's talk in the Sunday Afternoon Session was moving. Again, watch the full conference broadcast not just talk by itself. He starts speaking at about 36:50 into the broacast. It's a topic that falls exactly into the category of messages that we've always said at StayLDS we wanted to hear in GC but have been sorely lacking. He never mentioned JS, the Gold Plates, the Restoration, the Priesthood, the Old Ship Zion. He quoted two scriptures (as I recall), both from the New Testament. He spoke of the need to help refugees. What made this more powerful than just the talk on its own is that Elder Kearon spoke about how some refugees will go on to great contributions to society as scientists, physicians, artists, religious leaders, etc. At the conclusion of the talk, DFU stood, as it was his duty to conduct the session. He was quite emotional. DFU, himself, was a refugee as a child, but was old enough then to be able to remember. And now, he stood at the pulpit; a member of the Church's First Presidency. I can only imagine what was going through his mind. The combination of Elder Kearon's words and DFU's emotion, made for one of the greatest GC moments I can recall.