Six months ago, we met together as a stake. It was an opportunity to meet with and learn from, Elder Sabin. It was also a time to reflect on the great work and service provided by a Stake Presidency that were released.
In those 6 months we have learnt a lot as a new presidency and particularly how much work, those who’s shoes we filled did!
During the events of that October weekend, I received a personal witness that President Harrott was called of God by Elder Sabin to preside over this great stake. Since then I have seen first hand, a life long friend change, as the mantle of this call has rested upon his shoulders. His words and decisions have inspired me and others. It has and continues to be a privaledge for President Hughes and I to offer council and support to our Stake President. Already we have had to make difficult decisions together, but we have felt the spirit confirm each of them.
This coming weekend is an opportunity to remember and focus on the Atonement of our Saviour Jesus Christ. By written instruction from Elder Ballard of the Quorum of the 12 apostles, we have been asked to organise and hold a Stake Conference at this special time.
As quoted in Handbook 2 “The primary purpose of stake conference is to strengthen faith and testimony.”
It will give us an opportunity as a large group of members of the Lords Church, to meet together, feel strength together and Worship together. It will also be wonderful way to show our support to our Stake President and to raise our arm to the square and sustain him.
We invite all to make whatever arrangements are necessary to attend each of the sessions of Stake Conference. We are mindful that it is both Easter and a Bank Holiday weekend, but know that as we heed Elder Ballard’s invite for ALL to attend, the members of the Ashton Stake will be blessed.
Bring your families, your friends, those you minister to, but also bring your questions and worries. We are confident that as we each feel of the spirit of being united together, that answers will be received, and spirits will be lifted.
Times and locations for conference are as follows:-
Saturday April 20th
Ashton Stake Center
7.30am – 9.00am
Priesthood leadership session
7.30pm to 9.00pm
Evening Adult only session (18+)
Sunday 21st April
Manchester Stake Center
1.30pm to 3.30pm Sunday session.
We look forward to meeting with you all.