Tuesday, October 12, 2010
October General Conference, featuring musical numbers from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, youth chorus, and men's chorus from the Missionary Training Center, added highlights to the plethora of general authorities of the church whose counsel and testimonies added so much needed wisdom in challenging times. Truly, these men and women have so much to offer and we're so fortunate to be able to enjoy conference in the comfort of our homes on BYU TV. Not like back in the day when I went to the old Tabernacle on Temple square. Crammed in like sardines on hard wood benches, and no A/C. But the nostalgia of that old building made details like that fade.
Ali was able to attend one of the 5 sessions of conference. The rest were spent answering questions to the over 100,000 visitors at Temple Square over the weekend. The great news was that they exceeded the mission goal to produce 5,000 referrals of interested people who were visiting that weekend. All counted, they went beyond the goal to achieve over 5,600 referrals that will be sent to the various full-time missionaries throughout the world! Great job ladies!!!
Well, now it's official. Dear ole Dad is a softy when it comes to sister missionaries. Every time I see sister missionaries doing their work on the various TV programs, such as the Tabernacle Choir on tour at Winter's Quarters in Omaha, Nebraska, I get a little emo. No, not Elmo! Emo, as in emotional. Just being a bit of a proud father, I suppose, knowing she's able to touch people's lives in very meaningful ways. What more could a dad ask for? Way to go Alejandra!