Big Weekend this Weekend!
1. Hillary played the harp for the LDS Stake Conference that covers most of New Hampshire. The mission president sang and one of the elders was on the piano. It was broadcast to members all over the state. Like I always say it was the sound of angels.
I think I will miss this so much when she leaves to China.
Her friend, Stephanie snapped this photo on her iPhone and I love it.
2. We organized a turkey basket drive for our foundation, Color My World at the last minute as part of a Catholic church collection for two parishes in town. We were part of a bigger collection that Trinity did. Thank you friends for participating!
We had quite a few families bring baskets over. It was gratifying to see them all lined up once we dropped them off at the collection point.
A little bit from each family makes a huge difference.
3. I have been running the public affairs for this event coming up at the Joseph Smith Birthplace memorial which is going to be amazing! If you are in Vermont, Mass or New Hampshire this weekend, come on up. This is not a proselyting event simply a lighting and a live nativity. Click here for more information.
The JSM is one of the most peaceful places on earth.
4. I spoke at the Stake Conference to the leadership session on Saturday afternoon. I gave a 30 minute presentation that talked about our programs in public affairs. It was draining but successful. Here is a quick screenshot of our lineup for the Concord area…just in case you are wondering how it all works. Really I just want to save this in my blog for remembrance. I cover six stakes which are major areas that comprise of about 10 units or wards as we call them. Each ward has about 100-200 people who are active.
My talk was on how they can do a better job with organizing their events and pr for their activities and how we can build relationships with key opinion leaders.
5. Finally, Friday was a massive shipping day for all of our hygiene kits and towels to New Jersey and New York City.
Brian and Hillary with her friend, Amanda hand delivered a suburban full to Brooklyn, while a shipping company took the rest for free for us.
Here is a look at many of your donations piled up outside of the truck. It was an amazing drive where we are figuring we took in over $30,000 in soft goods. So many people helped out shipping, moving goods, sending goods, publicizing etc. Thank you again.
Brian, Hillary and Amanda dropped them off at a Brooklyn Lutheran church, which was a huge distribution point where goods came in and went out right as they were delivering with volunteers that were headed out to the Rockaways in shuttles and buses.