Welcome to the Logandale Nevada Stake Technology Conference
The Logandale Nevada Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is holding its first technology conference on Saturday, March 16th from 9 AM until 12:30 PM at the stake center. All members of the stake age 14 & up are invited to attend, and encouraged to bring their personal mobile devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc.) to use at this conference.
What is the purpose?
Technology is a gift from our Heavenly Father intended to improve and enrich our lives. Elder David A. Bednar has said, "neither technology nor rapid change in or of itself is good or evil; the real challenge is to understand both within the context of the eternal plan of happiness." So often, we hear about the misuse of technology that leads to the spirit withdrawing and families and individuals being negatively affected. As a result, it is easy to conclude that technology is bad, or at best, a "necessary evil" in the world in which we live. Elder Bednar went on to say, "I am not suggesting all technology is inherently bad; it is not. Nor am I saying we should not use its many capabilities in appropriate ways to learn, to communicate, to lift and brighten lives, and to build and strengthen the Church; of course we should." The purpose of this conference is to help members become familiar with current technology so that they may be able to, "communicate, to lift and brighten lives, and to build and strengthen the Church."
There are two questions to consider and pray about both during and after this conference: 1. Does the use of various technologies and media invite or impede the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost in your life? 2. Does the time you spend using various technologies and media enlarge or restrict your capacity to live, to love, and to serve in meaningful ways?