Our stake has a problem.
Next Sunday is stake conference. This stake conference is one of those new-fangled regional ones with a general authority speaking to us all at once via broadcast. President Monson will be presiding so that certainly helps the potential draw. But here in our town there has been such explosive growth that we now have three stakes all sharing one stake center. Each stake gets a block of time at the stake center this Sunday for conference with the high school performing arts center next door handling the usually massive overflow.
Our scheduled time for conference?
4:00 P.M. MST…
…On Super Bowl Sunday.
So that leaves families with an interesting choice now doesn’t it? Take all your squirmy little kids to a late afternoon two hour dark and noisy fun-fest in hard chairs at the back of the stake center (or in a high school auditorium) or stay home with them. Even if you hate football, this is not an easy call. If you love football… well…
I’m not sure what our stake membership numbers are; but out of all the active members of the stake, what percentage do you guess will show up Sunday afternoon?