Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints holds women's meeting

Staff Writer
Walton Sun
Emily and Jessica Curtis attended the meeting in the Fort Walton Beach Chapel.

The second women’s meeting of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was attended locally in eight different chapels and in Salt Lake City at the Church’s Conference Center. The Conference Center seats 21,000 and the women leaders and members of the Church presidency spoke to a worldwide audience of millions via satellite, TV, radio and the internet. Women age eight and up were in attendance.

The theme of the Conference was Temple blessings and keeping covenants. Jean A. Stevens used her mother as an example in her talk, highlighting her accomplishments and dedication to the Church. President Deiter F. Uchdorf emphasized that we are disciples of Christ and very much loved by him.

In attendance at the Fort Walton Beach Chapel were Emily Curtis and her 11-year-old daughter, Jessica.  Here is what they said about their experience.

“I remember them talking about the parable of the oil lamps,” said Jessica. “I’ve heard it before, but it was really cool this time.”

Her mom added, “I enjoyed the meeting with my daughter and listening to the speakers and the uplifting messages. My favorite part was when President Deiter F. Uchdorf talked about how much we are loved by our Heavenly Father.  He said, ‘He loves us not only for who you are this day, but also the person of glory and light you have the power and desire to become.’ I love that and believe it to be true.”