Every three months or so we travel 4 hours east to the city of Campina Grande for a multi-zone conference with President and Sister Hall, the 2 Assistants to the President and a group of WONDERFUL Elders and Sisters - missionaries who are serving in this part of the mission. Our mission covers 2 large states in NE Brazil, so three of these conferences are required to reach all the missionaries.
The training and messages at these conferences are both inspired and inspiring. President and Sister Hall are marvelous teachers and - most importantly - teach with the Spirit. We all leave the conference uplifted, inspired and motivated to be better and do more.
The focus of this conference was on the proclamation to the world by the First Presidency and Council of the 12 Apostles: The Family: A Proclamation to the World.
The proclamation was given 10 years ago, but is timeless in its truth and the importance of its message. The family as an institution is clearly under attack and we have the sacred responsibility to defend it.
We urge you to read it carefully and prayerfully consider what you can do in your family and community to teach the truths it contains. Even if you've read it many times before, read it carefully again. This isn't just for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is for the world, and everyone can gain strength for themselves and their families from this document.
Here are links to the Proclamation:
English: The Family: A Proclamation to the World
Portuguese: A Família—Proclamação ao Mundo