Alma 7:13 (My Mission Scripture)

"Now the Spirit knoweth all things; nevertheless the Son of God suffereth according to the flesh that he might take upon him the sins of his people, that he might blot out their transgressions according to the power of his deliverance; and now behold, this is the testimony which is in me." -Alma 7:13

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

General Conference

Drove down to SLC/Provo Friday night... it was crazy intense. Traffic coming from Provo (where we dropped off two people) to West Jordan, where we were staying took an hour or so just to go like 5 miles. It was terrible, but we survived via 7/11 Slurpees and some tunes. A clean windshield also helped! (From the 250 mile journey, lots of dead bugs! Thanks Amber!) But we made it.

We realized that since the traffic was so bad that our bestie Brian P. might not be able to make the trip from Provo to W. Jordan b/c of the lame traffic... which was EXTREMELY sad! But it all worked out in the end. We went to Temple Square early Saturday... too early. Used a parking pass that Rebekah's Dad so graciously got for us. Then walked to the JS Building watched to movie (we all cried... all three of us girls!) then watched the first session of Conference. It was so awesome to watch it on such a HUGE screen, especially with it being so close. We all cried some more! Ate lunch at the JS Building, b/c EVERYONE knows that Navooo Caf'e is the best place... in my opinion. Our good friend Dallin called and needed a ride home to Rexburg, we told him that we had a surprise for him... that if he could get to Temple Square before the afternoon session then he could have the extra ticket that Brian couldn't use. :( but :) at the same time... ugh... quite confusing as well!

Went and took a few pictures. Met up with Dallin, he was able to attend Conference with us and get a ride home. Conference was so awesome. Just being in the building the spirit was so strong. I didn't cry as much I did during the A.M. session but that might have been due to the fact that when the spirit is that strong... well... I learned that I tend to fall asleep. (This is not the first time I came across this! haha!) So Rebekah and I had to keep each other awake together the entire afternoon session. It was def. one of those experiences that can NEVER be replaced. It was so amazing, just to be in the same building as the Prophet and the rest of the leaders of the Church.

Headed back Saturday night, got into Rexburg at 2 a.m.- ish. Divided up driving between Rebekah, Brian, and myself. I loved going, I would recommend it to anyone that gets a chance. It's def. not an experience that can obviously be explained, that well. But it's something that everyone has to experience for themselves. :)