This was the choir practicing beforehand. During his talk Elder Nelson asked all the children to stand. Then he asked if they would sing him a song. They were so excited and they all hurried up to stand in front of the choir. Elder Nelson and his wife came down in the audience to see them and they stood right next to me. The kids sang I Am a Child of God - it was very touching.
This picture was taken from the front before the meeting. I sat in that empty chair 3 rows back on the isle there on the left. It was the perfect seat and I had a great view of the stand. It was fun to watch Elder and Sister Nelson as they looked out at the audience.
Elder Reese was in charge of the translation equipment. He sat in the back and handed them out.
After the conference the missionaries had a fun lunch at the church building close by. Then we came back to the Marriott and met with Elder Nelson in a smaller room. We all got to shake hands with him and his wife, Pres. Malm and his wife and Pres. Carter and his wife. They each them spoke to us and we ended with Elder Nelson conducting a question and answer session. What a sweet experience to be taught by an Apostle of the Lord.
Front row is the new Stake Presidency, back row Pres. Carter, Pres. Malm, Elder Nelson and Elder Manasiyan.