Sunday, February 26, 2017

General Conference Discussion Group

Once a month, some friends gather to "Talk of Christ". We have been discussing a session of General Conference at each gathering, and I can't tell you how much I have loved it. 

Sisters love to talk and gather.  As Neill F. Marriott said in April, 2016 ("What Shall We Do?"):

"We also build the kingdom when we speak up and testify of truth. We follow the Lord’s pattern. He speaks and teaches with power and authority of God. Sisters, we can too. Women generally love to talk and gather! As we work by delegated priesthood authority given to us, our talking and gathering grow into gospel teaching and leading."

I have been a part of several Book Clubs in the past, which I thoroughly enjoyed.  

This puts a new spin on the book club idea.

Participants only need to read a few pages of material to be ready for the next discussion.
(this is nice for busy moms who are barely keeping their heads above water!)

All of the sisters have a witness of living Prophets and Apostles, and we are eager to "sit at their feet" and be taught.

Everyone can share their feelings regarding the principles taught in a particular talk.  We share favorite quotes and life experiences that relate.

Sometimes, the Spirit will take us in a direction we didn't plan.  We share our struggles with each other.  We laugh and have treats (of course!). We testify of things we've learned. 

It is so soul satisfying, to attend these meetings.  I come away absolutely filled to the brim, and running over!  

I highly recommend an experience like this, as a mother striving to prepare her children for the Second Coming of the Savior. 

Luke 6:38

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

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