Friday, October 7, 2016

September 2016 Zone Conference in State College

"Decide now to make general conference a priority in your life.  Decide to listen carefully and follow the teachings that are given."                    -Elder Paul V. Johnson

Elders Torgersen, Kap and Bell

Sister Brunner, Sister and Elder Samuelson and Elder Dagal

Elders Chafin and Bates

Sisters Bowden and Smith

"To believe, we need to get the gospel from our heads into our hearts! It is possible for us to merely go through the motions of living the gospel because it is expected or because it is the culture in which we have grown up or because it is a habit. Perhaps some have not experienced what King Benjamin’s people felt following his compelling sermon: 

“They all cried with one voice, saying: Yea, we believe all the words which thou hast spoken unto us; and also, we know of their surety and truth, because of the Spirit of the Lord Omnipotent, which has wrought a mighty change in us, or in our hearts, that we have no more disposition to do evil, but to do good continually."

"We all need to seek to have our hearts and very natures changed so that we no longer have a desire to follow the ways of the world but to please God. True conversion is a process that takes place over a period of time and involves a willingness to exercise faith. It comes when we search the scriptures instead of the Internet. It comes when we are obedient to the commandments of God. Conversion comes when we serve those around us. It comes from earnest prayer, regular temple attendance, and faithful fulfillment of our God-given responsibilities. It takes consistency and daily effort."
                                                                                      ~Bonnie L. Oscarson

Elders Aitken and Van Leeuwen 

Sisters Brunner, Faamaile and Nelson

Elder Smedley and President Johnson chatting at the break.

Elder Nelson and Elder Wood

Sister Pena

Sister Manumaluena and Sister Kelly

A happy crew!

Sisters Smith, Hansen and Simonsen

Elders Cahoon, Foster and Sister Morrison

Sister Terry

Sisters Thorson and Chambers

Elder Wilkins with Elder Hansen (behind)

Elder Lundberg

Elders Millis, Stock and Olsen

Elders Baker, Boyes and Smedley

Sister Thompson

Elder Holdaway


Singing "Called to Serve" to our wonderful lunch chiefs 

Back:  Elders Williamson, Smedley, Bell, Johnson, Bates, Wood, Wilkins, Torgersen, Stock, Montgomery, Winfree
Row 5:  Elders Millis, Story, Lundberg, Chafin, Dagal, Butikofer, Boyes, Riggs, Manley, Harper, Taylor, Synder, Spencer, LaFon and Pirzadeh 
Row 4:  Elders Aguinaga, Hansen, Cuthbert, Rogowski, Taylor, Curtis, Gardiner, Smith, Halls, Ibarra, Furniss, Nelson, Holdaway, Cahoon, Gneiting, Parke, Nelson, Bledsoe, Foster, Van Leeuwen, Elliot, Kap, Baker, Olsen and Cowan
Row 3:  Sisters Manumaluena, Gardner, Kelly, Paine, Nelson, Hansen, Allen, Thorsen, Anderson, Ewell, Brunner, Morrison, Penrod, Elders Aitken, Hinckley, Geogeritz,
Row 2:  Sisters Pena, Smith, Smith, Simonsen, Birch, Chambers, Nelson, Bowden, Faamaile, Thompson, Terry, Penrod
Row 1:  Elder Haroldsen, Elder and Sister Christensen, Sister and Elder Samuelson, President and Sister Johnson, Elder and Sister Clarke, Sister and Elder Thompson

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