Brothers and Sisters:
President Ralph Walker has served as our Stake President for nine years. As is customary, his term of service in this capacity is coming to a conclusion.
We have received notification from the First Presidency that, as part of the upcoming Stake Conference on February 11 and 12, President Walker and his two counselors, President Wilcox and President Thomas, will be released. During this conference, a new Stake Presidency will be called.
Elder Christoffel Golden of the First Quorum of the Seventy and Elder Rulon Stacey of the Sixth Quorum of the Seventy will be attending this Stake Conference to conduct this business and to instruct us.
The stakes of the Church are established “for a defense, and for a refuge” for the Saints in the latter days (D&C 115:6). We ask you, then, to prepare spiritually and to join us in this historic occasion as we learn together from our Church leaders and sustain a new stake presidency. Those who attend will be richly edified and enjoy the blessings of a defense and a refuge from the storms of these latter days.
The Sunday General Session will be held on Sunday, February 12, at 10:00am, in the Highlands Ranch Stake Center. All stake members, friends, and neighbors are invited to attend. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the Sunday Session in the building of his or her choice at the following locations: Highlands Ranch Stake Center, Foothills Canyon Building (live direct transmission), Wildcat Reserve Parkway Building (live webcast), Colorado Building (live webcast).
There will also be a Saturday Evening Session on February 11, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Stake Center. All stake members ages 18 years and older are invited to attend.
In addition, a Priesthood Leadership Session will be held for all Priesthood leaders on Saturday afternoon, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Stake Center.
May the blessings of the Lord be upon each of you as we prepare for and participate in this stake conference:
Awake, and arise from the dust, . . . ; and strengthen thy stakes and enlarge thy borders forever, that thou mayest no more be confounded, that the covenants of the Eternal Father which he hath made unto thee, O house of Israel, may be fulfilled. Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, . . . Moroni 10:31-32.
With all of our love,