I will be taking my Family from Texas and California to Conference for the first
time ever this weekend. I appreciate the efforts of all who make it a welcoming
I for one am glad the church is doing something positive with the downtown area.
Downtowns have died all across the country because of high lease rates and
little to no parking. The article hits the nail on the head by demonstrating the
stores and the mall will be benefiting from conference sessions and temple
square activities. Not only will this give a monetary boost to church
investments, but also provide a steady income to those stores located within
city creek. The church is very forward thinking here. Even in this time of
economic turmoil, and the church taking its financial hits, by lowering the age
of missionaries, the church will see more missionaries in the field, more people
converting, and drop in church donations will hardly be affected. Inspired men.
Dustman is correct...the most significant announcements that come out of these
conferences almost always involve real estate.
Salt Lake's Famous LDS Conference Sales Specials are probably still alive
and well. Back in the day I remember the Store's Sales staff would go
thoughout the store and raiee the retail rates on items in the store. Then they
would have these store wide discounts. The net effect would be greater revenue
from the Sales. The duped buyers from out of state would realize they'd
been had when they checked their purchases with prices at local stores say in
L.A. Don't you love Capitalism?
Hutterite: You could be correct, IF that is what you are wanting to hear.
If lowering the missionary age for males by 1 year and females by 2 years sends
"shock waves through Mormonism," I would hate to think what a new
doctrinal announcement might do. I remember, when it was announced that the
remains of the Provo Tabernacle would be made into a temple, the newspaper
reported "gasps" came from members of the Conference audience. I'm
starting to worry that if something truly big is announced, half of our members
may need smelling sauce to recover. Calm down folks. Calm down.
oh joy.rapture.mormon gathering time again.........
Conferencecan have a great impact. I was listening to President Faust speaking
when his words had a great impact on me. I was able to lay down a heavy burden
because of his conference talk and my life has been much the better for it. And
that is the impact, I believe, the Brethren are hoping for. A change of heart
for the better. An increase in faith. My "impact" certainly did send
shockwaves through me and made a difference for the better.
Thanks for a great, interesting article.I remember, years ago, a candy
store in the old Crossroads Mall downtown said that their sales went way up on
Conference weekend, because of all the ladies stuffing their purses with candies
to 'sneak' during conference. (And yes, I did it too!)I still
get a chuckle out of that.
I can't wait! There is always so much new information being taught.
I hope they get rid of Scouting.
'General Conference sure to have impact’... a very localized
economic impact (according to the article), that is.
Ernest, my thoughts exactly. Copy past copy paste. thats how they prepare what
@BloodhoundThat's what I was thinking, I know the missionary
age change was a big deal for some, but come on, "shockwaves through the
Mormon community", seems just a bit strong. I was listening on the radio
that morning and I thought 'that's kind of cool'. Apparently we
need a little more excitement around here.
Wow! at least two thirds of the article had me thinking about Jesus overturning
the money changer tables. However, I've never attended General Conference,
I'am sure the atmosphere is not what I was thinking? I look forward to the
spiritual message watching from home. My favorite General Conference that
had an impact on me. April 2012, that's when I went from an inactive member
to giving it my 100 percent. My wife will be baptized this coming week.
Re: Chris B and ErnestYes the doctrine stays the same. Surprised?
I'll bet, that with all the fuss going on in America these days, (though it
is a worldwide church) many thought that some change in mission statement about
the issues and politics, and court rulings of the day would be in order.
However, I heard Elder Bednars talk and clearly the Church is going to keep on
preaching the same Gospel that we have always heard. I'm sure many other
churches in the world are going to adjust to "modern times", but
don't expect to see much of that in the LDS Church, especially when it
comes to doctrine.