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Published: Thursday, April 4 2013 8:55 p.m. MDT

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J-TX
Allen, TX

I will be taking my Family from Texas and California to Conference for the first time ever this weekend. I appreciate the efforts of all who make it a welcoming environment.

dustman
Nampa, ID

I for one am glad the church is doing something positive with the downtown area. Downtowns have died all across the country because of high lease rates and little to no parking. The article hits the nail on the head by demonstrating the stores and the mall will be benefiting from conference sessions and temple square activities. Not only will this give a monetary boost to church investments, but also provide a steady income to those stores located within city creek. The church is very forward thinking here. Even in this time of economic turmoil, and the church taking its financial hits, by lowering the age of missionaries, the church will see more missionaries in the field, more people converting, and drop in church donations will hardly be affected. Inspired men. Exciting times.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Dustman is correct...the most significant announcements that come out of these conferences almost always involve real estate.

BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

Salt Lake's Famous LDS Conference Sales Specials are probably still alive and well. Back in the day I remember the Store's Sales staff would go thoughout the store and raiee the retail rates on items in the store. Then they would have these store wide discounts. The net effect would be greater revenue from the Sales. The duped buyers from out of state would realize they'd been had when they checked their purchases with prices at local stores say in L.A. Don't you love Capitalism?

Herbert Gravy
Salinas, CA

Hutterite: You could be correct, IF that is what you are wanting to hear.

Bloodhound
Provo, UT

If lowering the missionary age for males by 1 year and females by 2 years sends "shock waves through Mormonism," I would hate to think what a new doctrinal announcement might do. I remember, when it was announced that the remains of the Provo Tabernacle would be made into a temple, the newspaper reported "gasps" came from members of the Conference audience. I'm starting to worry that if something truly big is announced, half of our members may need smelling sauce to recover. Calm down folks. Calm down.

Richard Larson
Galt, CA

oh joy.
rapture.
mormon gathering time again.........

uncommonsense
CENTERVILLE, UT

Conferencecan have a great impact. I was listening to President Faust speaking when his words had a great impact on me. I was able to lay down a heavy burden because of his conference talk and my life has been much the better for it. And that is the impact, I believe, the Brethren are hoping for. A change of heart for the better. An increase in faith. My "impact" certainly did send shockwaves through me and made a difference for the better.

MrsH
Altamont, UT

Thanks for a great, interesting article.
I remember, years ago, a candy store in the old Crossroads Mall downtown said that their sales went way up on Conference weekend, because of all the ladies stuffing their purses with candies to 'sneak' during conference. (And yes, I did it too!)
I still get a chuckle out of that.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

I can't wait! There is always so much new information being taught.

MarkA
Logan, UT

I hope they get rid of Scouting.

1aggie
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

'General Conference sure to have impact’
... a very localized economic impact (according to the article), that is.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Ernest, my thoughts exactly. Copy past copy paste. thats how they prepare what to say

andyjaggy
American Fork, UT

@Bloodhound

That's what I was thinking, I know the missionary age change was a big deal for some, but come on, "shockwaves through the Mormon community", seems just a bit strong. I was listening on the radio that morning and I thought 'that's kind of cool'. Apparently we need a little more excitement around here.

FT1/SS
Virginia Beach, VA

Wow! at least two thirds of the article had me thinking about Jesus overturning the money changer tables. However, I've never attended General Conference, I'am sure the atmosphere is not what I was thinking? I look forward to the spiritual message watching from home.
My favorite General Conference that had an impact on me. April 2012, that's when I went from an inactive member to giving it my 100 percent. My wife will be baptized this coming week.

happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

Re: Chris B and Ernest

Yes the doctrine stays the same. Surprised? I'll bet, that with all the fuss going on in America these days, (though it is a worldwide church) many thought that some change in mission statement about the issues and politics, and court rulings of the day would be in order. However, I heard Elder Bednars talk and clearly the Church is going to keep on preaching the same Gospel that we have always heard. I'm sure many other churches in the world are going to adjust to "modern times", but don't expect to see much of that in the LDS Church, especially when it comes to doctrine.

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