Elder Oaks Makes Surprise Visit During Sister Oaks' Keynote Address at SVU

by | Jun. 06, 2016

Mormon Life

During his surprise visit to SVU, Elder Dallin H. Oaks joined Sister Kristen Oaks on stage, sharing his personal daily routine that allows him to stay connected to the Spirit. During the address, he admitted, "Kristen is the enforcement mechanism for family prayer . . . it is not at all unusual for her to chase me down the hall after I've gone out the door and summon me back to have family prayer. It's not that I don't value it, it's just that I have been praying and studying all morning and I'm susceptible to forget it."

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints surprised attendees of the Southern Virginia University Education Conference on Friday morning as he joined his wife, Sister Kristen Oaks, during her address.

Sister Oaks, a lifelong educator, was the keynote speaker at the school's 20th annual conference.

In the opening session of the two-day conference, Sister Oaks delivered a message titled “Staying Committed: Faith in Every Footstep” to nearly 350 attendees in Southern Virginia’s Stoddard Center.

"I come to you as a learner-in-process," Sister Oaks said, adding that, "learning about the Savior is the highest form of study."

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