Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Zone/Seniors Conference in Singapore

Monday morning we flew to Singapore for Zone and Seniors Conference. Our first flight took us to KL (Kuala Lumpur). From the we flew to Singapore, where we arrive in the afternoon. We are dinner at Wendy's® which is near the hotel. It was nice to have "American" for a change. We also had breakfast there Tuesday morning before heading to Zone Conference.

Zone Conference was excellent! It was all about love and charity combined with Christmas. Three videos were shared: the new Church produced Christmas video, He is The Gift, the second was The Nativity; the third was the First Presidency Christmas Devotional.

Some of the scriptures that stood out to me from conference are:

1 Timothy 4:12-15 Be thou an example; Neglect not thy gift (stewardship); What does the Lord want me to do with my gifts?
Moroni 6:9 Conducting meetings by the Spirit
D&C 88:62 Draw near unto me, and I will draw near unto you.
John 15:9 Continue in the Love of Christ

Other Quotes:

Review the lyrics of Fill the World with Love from the film, Good-bye, Mr. Chips. The Tabernacle Choir has sung this many times. I need to get a recording of it. Excellent lyrics!

Stop. Look. Listen.
Stop before you speak.
Look to God; look into your heart.
Listen toe the Holy Ghost, then speak the words with love.

Sister Mains had a wonderful presentation of the Nativity with several of the missionaries and the congregation singing Christmas carols throughout the presentation. It really touched my heart and got me in the Christmas Spirit. I am very grateful for that. There was a wonderful Spirit during our sessions of Zone Conference. This was all Tuesday.

On Wednesday we had Seniors Conference with all the senior couples in the mission. We had presentations from all the newer couples, including ourselves. There were also presentations from the couples that will be soon going home. One couple in particular we will greatly miss are the Boyters. I hope we can keep in touch with them after they get home. They are dear friends.

We had a lovely Christmas lunch between sessions with turkey, stuffing, ham, rolls, potatoes, green beans, green salad. All of which we don't see much of back in Sibu. After our sessions we went to dinner with the Boyters, Sliders, and Przybylas. We had dinner at a restaurant called Astons in Singapore. It was wonderful, too.

This has been a great conference, and I'm ready to get back to work. However, we have a few more days in Singapore to go to the dentist, to do some sight-seeing, and to get some shopping done before we return. That will be covered in the next blog.

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