I had the opportunity to attend Women's Conference this past couple of days with Donna and Kim! Womens Conference at BYU is a favorite place for me to go relax and enjoy 2 whole days of inspirational talks and lots of fun with the girls!
|we arrived early, but there were still lots |
and lots of women there before us
|within moments, the entire room was full!|
|Kim, Donna, and I loved each class we attended!|
|As we rushed from class to class|
we found ourselves getting excercise too!
|By the evening of the first day, we gathered to|
do a few hours of service!
|School backpacks were stuffed|
with notebooks, pencils, and rulers
for Utah's children who didn't have any other
way of obtaining these for their school
|Boxes were made up by youth groups the evening before|
from my ward...and also other wards from stakes in
|So excited to see eachother as we gathered to begin|
this service project
|My visiting teaching partner, Becky, was the one in charge of|
instructing us all
|My table of family and friends|
|As the room filled with women, the work began and |
we stayed busy stuffing boxes full of backpacks
to be delivered to many different school districts around Utah
|This is my friend, Kathy, who I work with at the courthouse|
|My friends, Shanna and Karen, from Cedar City|
|Here are Donna, my sister-in-law with Donnell, a friend|
working hard to lift box after box throughout the night
|Shanna can't wait for more backpacks!|
|Sharlas mom and sister were there working hard|
taping up many boxes
|Kim and Sharla getting boxes taped quickly|
|Becky and I|
|Sharla, my sister-in-law and my sister, Kim smiled the|
whole evening. It's easy to smile when serving!
|Bev and Kathy are my work friends and it was |
fun to have them with me at this amazing service project at womens conference
|This is Yolanda, my visiting teacher, bringing us box after box!|
|Look at the sweat and tears that kim's service brought!|
|These are friends from my ward|
|Sharla is proud to be a "taper" !|
|There were many men there loading our assembled|
boxes straight on to trucks that delivered these to schools
that very night!
|Women can multi-task: serve, smile, tape, and talk on the phone! Only that kind of skill can come from women that you'll find at |
|By the end of those few short hours, there were close to 35,000 backpacks assembled....toooooooo awesome!!|
|The General Relief Society Presidency came|
to see the service that was happening! Becky posed
for a quick couple of pictures!
|It was Merilyn's birthday present to be there with her |
daughters at Womens Conference! Awesome!
|After the service was finished, we hurried to the concert!|
|Some special guests that were featured during the concert|
|I spotted Sheri Dew in the crowd!|
|This is my 5th year going to Womens Conference. It is|
always an amazing and spiritual experience. My testimony
is always strengthened by being there and feeling
the spirit and listening to the inspired talks.
I can't wait for next year!