Saturday Afternoon Session Open Thread: “There is room for you here.” Edition #ldsconf #twitterverse

(UPDATE: Due to technical delays at the start of the conference, I will not be posting my notes. However, I will open the post for comments)

I really enjoyed this morning’s session, especially the talks by Elder Dube and Pres. Uchtdorf.

We re-fueled on some In N Out Burger between sessions and we are ready to go!

I will be updating my notes here in the body of the post and adding comments below as well. Please join me in the comments! All are welcome.

I would invite you to register with Disqus. Otherwise, it will have to approve each individual comment…and that can be tedious for everyone.

I want to thank Blake for joining me this afternoon! Blake is a Yankees fan, recent law grad, from Idaho, and currently a Gospel Doctrine teacher. Despite all of that…I love him and appreciate his willingness to chime in.

Here we go!



  1. Cradles are more important than Congresses. But the decisions made in legislatures do have an impact on those involved with the cradle.

  2. “Perhaps we have starting to take you influence for granted.”

  3. “Some feminist thinkers…” Actually not the important theorists. That is more a straw man of what feminist thinkers have actually written.

  4. Abortion comment! I am actually agree as a pro-life leftist.

  5. Blake Surerus says:

    So the takeaway is moral authority of women is the cure to society’s ills.

  6. Blake Surerus says:

    We need more women of faith.

  7. Blake Surerus says:

    This talk sounds very similar to the talk Elder Christofferson gave a few conferences ago in Priesthood session.

  8. Blake Surerus says:

    Need to know someone’s face before you know their heart.

  9. Blake Surerus says:

    As a father to two girls, I really appreciated Elder Christofferson’s talk.

  10. Blake Surerus says:

    I always wondered why the phrase “small and simple things” was used to describe our efforts. Now I realize it is because the Lord is the one who does most of the work.

  11. Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela visited a WY Stake this past June (with Elder Bednar). I love his sense of humor.

  12. I love that picture.

  13. Blake Surerus says:

    “As they went in faith, the miracle ocurred”.

  14. “Thy faith hath made thee whole.” Those words are power.

  15. Blake Surerus says:

    “Laying down weapons of rebellion” was something my mission president always preached.

  16. “All the is unfair in life can be made right by the atonement of Christ.”

  17. Blake Surerus says:

    Thank you Elder Holland!!!!!

  18. “I think this whole talk is for the Henrichsens.” My wife on Elder Holland’s topic.

  19. Blake Surerus says:

    No shame in acknowledging mental illness, much like one acknowledges high blood pressure. Now, how to do that?

  20. Blake Surerus says:

    Lost my uncle to mental illness last year. Sure wish he could have heard this talk.

  21. Blake Surerus says:

    This is amazing! Elder Holland acknowledging that he too has suffered with depression. This is what makes Apostles’ talks so powerful.

  22. Blake Surerus says:

    Step 1 to overcoming mental illness…Keep doing the simple things.

  23. Elder Holland’s talk is important. This should be widely shared.

  24. Blake Surerus says:

    Hope is never lost.

  25. A Priesthood blessing AND the best medical help available.

  26. Blake Surerus says:

    “We are infinitely more than our limitations or afflictions”

  27. Blake Surerus says:

    Elder Holland gives a shout out to the “Mommy Bloggers”

  28. Blake Surerus says:

    I sure hope my Stake Presidency chooses Elder Holland’s talk for 4th Sunday lesson.

  29. Three important talks today so far: Uchtdorf, Christofferson, and Holland.

  30. I am a bad member missionary.

  31. Blake Surerus says:

    Definitely had the fear of praying for fear out of receiving promptings.

  32. Blake Surerus says:

    Mormon Missions: Turning introverts into extroverts

  33. Blake Surerus says:

    Here is the invitation….Reach out to one person before Christmas. Good thing my next door neighbors are not members.

  34. Blake Surerus says:

    I don’t remember a session of conference that made me ball more…and President Eyring didn’t even speak.

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