One of the (many, many) cool things about General Conference is how it gathers a family all together for something that really matters. And any kind of successful family gathering requires one really important ingredient– an intentional mother.
I love these photos because they witness that there are mothers who have prepared the way for their children to hear and experience the word of God from living prophets. And they’ve done it in way that build lasting memories. This is the kind of influence that Sister Julie Beck is always talking about: mothers who know, lionesses at the gate, disciples of watchcare and ministering– it’s all there in the small efforts we make to bring our families to Christ.
So, the contest. Here are the Honorable Mentions. Thank you so much to everyone who sent me photos. I loved looking at all of them. Click on any of the photos to see them larger.
Carrie. Watching from his tent with a Lego temple.
Cheryl. All prepared and ready to roll.
Crystal M. Basking in the words of the prophet.
Brooke. Her children painted on canvas during one session. So cool.
Kimberly. Baby loves the prophet.
Please vote for your favorite. You’re welcome to write in another if your favorites were different from mine. The winner will receive Hilary Weeks’ book, Believe in What You’re Doing.
Lara. Concentrating on the task at hand. A beautiful image.
Diane. Sustaining the Lord’s Annointed. Over donuts. I love it.Amanda. A session-long’s effort to create a prophetic masterpiece. Isn’t that a great First Presidency?Vote here:
Poll will close at midnight on Friday night. The winner will be featured on Sunday’s GCBC post.