October 2014 General Conference

It’s not too late to watch tomorrow’s concluding sessions!

Today I attended the afternoon session of the October 2014 General Conference with my former roommate and current friend Anthony Vera. It is always a delight and pleasure to attend General Conference, and today was no exception. Besides having the opportunity to sustain President Thomas S. Monson and his counselors, the talks I heard during both the morning and afternoon session were terrific.

I enjoyed all of the speakers, but hands down my favorite was Elder Neil L. Andersen, who bore powerful testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith and gave wise remarks on how to confront the evil that is spoken of the Prophet today.

Elder Andersen’s best line was (I’m paraphrasing here until the official transcript is released), “Those who criticize Joseph Smith usually reveal more about themselves than the man they’re criticizing.”

With professor Eric Huntsman (the advisor for my major) at Deseret Book, where he signed my copy of his new book “The Miracles of Jesus.”

Waiting for the session to begin.

Singing “Redeemer of Israel” with the choir and congregation.

Conference selfie.

Conference selfie with Anthony.

Temple Square from the balcony of the Conference Center.