I would just like to state that despite my two written and notarized requests to
stop, that 13 million number includes me.
Living in the Philippines, general conference is part of my way of life. This
wasn't the case 10 years ago.
We just spent a weekend in Warzsawa Poland and it was fantastic to see the
members of the Branch there. We attended the international branch and met
members from the USA, Congo, Poland, Ukraine and Haiti. Translation was
available in english, but there were other languages there such as french and
german. Some of the members traveled 1 1/2 hours just to get to Sacrament
meeting. It did feel like "coming home". The members had created such
a special feeling in their branch and their love and respect for the Savior was
inspiring.My husband and I just wanted to stay and serve in this
branch, but we will need to wait a few years for that opportunity. There were
older couple missionaries there, and they were serving and having a great time.
There is so much talent and knowledge in Utah alone, that could be shared and
enjoyed, if more senior missionaries headed out on missions. My
husband and I can't wait until it's our turn!!
We watched conference on VHS tapes weeks after conference happened, and usualy
only got one session when I was serving in Poland, but that was almost 10 years
earlier, so it's awesome that the members are able to watch it through sattelite