Sunday, August 26, 2012

Visiting General Authorities

"First and foremost, seek to feel the Spirit each and every day of your lives. Work diligently to qualify for the companionship of the Holy Ghost and to recognize the many times the Spirit speaks to your mind and to your heart." Elder Craig C. Christensen
Hawke's Bay Zone - Back: Sister Lavea, Sister Hemi, Elder Strasser, Pres. Kezerian, Elder Levy, Elder Siale, Elder and Sister Richards, Elder Heinricks, Sister and Elder Farns, Elder Kaumavae, Elder Aumua, Elder Howard. Center: Elder Makalio, Elder Ebel, Elder Eneri, Elder Wehipeihana, Elder Cottle, Sister Cameron. Front: Elder Nuualuga, Elder Hobby and Sister Temakau.
Wellington and Hutt Valley combined Zone Conference with North Island Senior Couples. This was an exceptional conference because we had two visiting General Authorities and their wives. Elder Craig C. Christensen who recently became a member of the Presidency of the Seventy and his wife Debbie are seated next to Sister and Elder Pearson. Elder Pearson is in the First Quorum of the Seventy and is also serving in the Pacific Area Presidency.
Elder Florian directing as everyone sang to thank the dear Relief Society sisters who served us lunch.
Elder and Sister Ditchburn, who served as Family History mission here in Wellington, are on the far right.
In the evening after the Zone Conference all the Senior Couples met at Fisherman's Table for dinner.
Elder and Sister Beckstead, Sister and Elder Shepherd, Elder and Sister Brazzeal, Elder and Sister Farns, Sister and Elder Christensen and Elder Hirschi.
Sister Freeman, President and Sister Kezerian, Elder and Sister Pearson, Sister McVey with Elder McVey standing in the background.
Elder and Sister Turner, Elder and Sister Hayward, Sister and Elder Richards, Sister and Elder Overton and Elder Freeman.
Elder and Sister Pearson
Elder and Sister Christensen
On Sunday morning before the Wellington Stake Conference, a early morning meeting was held for the Youth of the Stake.
Elder Christensen was greeting the youth before the meeting began.
By the time the meeting started every available spot to set down was taken. The Youth were well rewarded for their attendance.
Next, before Stake Conference began, dignitaries from the Wellington City Council came to greet our visitors. 

President Harvey with Annette King and Sister Eileen Mueller.
Annette King is the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party here in New Zealand.
Sister Jacobsen is also working on the Wellington Council
Paul Eagle - Wellington City Councillor, far right.
The Wellington Stake was reorganized on Sunday. President Thomson (Center) became the Stake President. His Councillors are President Howard (Left) and President Fernandez (Right).
We look forward to sharing all the wonderful counsel we received from Elder and Sister Christensen and Elder and Sister Pearson.

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