As a delegate to the Conference I have personally felt supported and encouraged by the volunteers’ enthusiasm, warmth and willingness to help. And, I have felt extremely proud. Whenever I introduce myself to someone from outside our area the immediate response is some variation of “The hospitality here has been the best!” After a slow and very contentious start to the General Conference, I would agree that the hospitality may just be what is “best” so far. Thank you.
Left: Bob Pearson greets an arriving bishop at the Portland Airport
Right: Volunteers attend their training session before being deployed in the Oregon Convention Center. (Greg Nelson Photos)