I attended the adult session of stake conference last night. Ever since I have lived here, our stake has lacked a stake building. We usually have to borrow another stake's stake center and even then have multiple sessions because we have such a large stake (12 wards and 3 branches). I think they haven't split our stake b/c there's just aren't enough buildings to accommodate 2 stakes. This year our leaders came up with a different plan to accommodate our stake and several hundred single adults in town for a stake education conference.
We met at the Trinity Church in downtown Boston. I've never been inside before, but it's one of the many beautiful old churches in Boston. The organ in there was amazing. The only way I can describe it is waves of sound crashing against the walls. From these pictures you can get an idea of how gorgeous it is inside.
It was an amazing experience just to be in there. The Episcopalian congregation was very generous in sharing their church with us and I'm very thankful for that. I was reading a website about the Trinity Church and it says they often open up their church to members of other faiths, all faiths. They consider themselves Boston's Church. What a wonderful example of tolerance and love.
Elder Ballard, an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, was here for the education conference and spoke. The speakers before him spoke about the great blessing we have in our lives to have living prophets and apostles and continuous revelation from God. Elder Ballard carried on the theme of revelation, speaking about the importance of seeking out a quiet spot on a regular basis and communing with God and seeking our own personal revelation. What a wondrously uplifting evening to be in such a beautiful church and hear inspiring words.
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