Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Saturday night and sunday was the Gulfport Stake Conference with Yoshihiko Kikuchi of the first quorum of the seventy. He was wonderful. His spirit is so strong and he speaks with great wisdom and conviction. He told of the atonement of the Savior and his last days in a very personal and sacred manner. WE all felt closer to the Savior through his eyes. He stressed that husbands should treat their wives with more courtesy and always open the car door for them and respect them. Wives are not a possession they are daughters of God. Women must learn to let their husbands give them this respect and learn to be ladies and stay in the car as long as it takes. We heard some funny stories about that too if you can imagine. He talked about tithing by taking a bite from an apple and illustrating the bite seaction as being stingy with God. He spoke of the great blessings that temples are and how sacred they are and what a privilege it is to be able to go there and even for a child to touch it. He told of his little grandson touching it and being so thrilled and singing "I Love to See The Temple"

Eld K is a fine singer and he sung to us as well and had the stake , mission and temple Presidents and counselors stand and sing "As I Have Loved You. but it was Elder K in the mike and he brought tears to our eyes.

Tuesday night we went to the Baton Rouge Temple and he was in the session with our ward. there were 32 people from our ward there. 40 in the session. That included the temple Pres, Elder K and 3 other stake Presidents. We got to shake his had and introduce ourselves. We had the Stake Pres. wife give him a DVE of Donna Carson from us since he visited her and asked that a book be written about the service. He thanked us for the DVD and we told him that his visit meant a lot to Donna.

Afterward we went with the Earnharts (Missionaries) to eat at "Copeland's" they specialize in Cheesecake. sis E and I split one. It is the best thing I ever tasted. It was a white chocolate and macadamia nut cheesecake. MMMM heavenly. we didn't get home until 12:30 AM but it was a day well spent.

Tue morning we attended the career workshop taught by Marguerite Garcia and Bp. Dohm. we enjoyed avery minute of it. It was really helpful to us to get to know the class members better too.


  1. sorry for the type o's. I really need to proof read better. I am sure you can figure it out. Maybe I will get better at this.

  2. How neat! What a great experience. I can't wait to hear more! Love ya. Miss you! You are in our prayers.

  3. Happy Anniversary to you Emily & Rob. Now tell us where it is you are. I didn't recognize the pictures. Hope you are having a great time.