N.Y. — During tough times,
continue to live the gospel and it will take you where you want to be,
President Kevin M. Bulloch of the New York Utica Mission told Mormon young
single adults at FebCon 2010 "Don't Stop Believing" YSA
conference at Cornell University Feb. 12-14.
200 young single adults from Massachusetts to Montreal to Washington, D.C.,
served, hiked, learned and received a spiritual boost together during the
Bulloch was also asked about getting answers to prayers, dating and marriage
during the question and answer session on the last day of the conference.
answers don't seem to come to prayers, continue on in faith knowing that
Heavenly Father will let you know if you are headed the wrong direction, he said.
dating, President Bulloch encouraged them to find someone to marry who cares
more about their potential spouse than themselves. His wife, Sister NaNon
Bulloch, told the women to watch how the single men observe the Sabbath as one
of the factors of dating or marrying them.
Bulloch also said that happy and successful marriages aren't without problems,
but successful marriages are forged through living the gospel, forgiveness and
working through problems together.
night, the young adults played broom hockey, ice soccer and skated. Saturday included
keynote speaker Randy Daybell, assistant director of seminaries and institutes
for the East Coast, and workshops with topics ranging from spiritual survival,
dating and temple worship to basic swing and cha-cha dancing.
the dating workshop by Jennie and Scott Sanders, they emphasized two people
getting to know one another with short, inexpensive dates rather than
activity-based or movie dates that don't require talking.
afternoon included service projects from hanging drywall with
Habitat for Humanity and painting at a job assistance center to sorting
costumes for a youth theater group and activities like hiking to Taughannock
Falls (one of the tallest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains), speed dating
and attending a chimes concert at Cornell's Mcgraw Tower. The YSAs later
gathered for an evening of dancing.