This weekend is General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and you’re invited! This Saturday and Sunday our family will be watching the broadcast in our home, and I highly recommend it.
Here are some of my favorite messages from last conference, some of which I attempted to make into printables. Also, I highly recommend this article from President Uchtdorf on how to prepare for conference. I have brought my questions to conference in the past, and they have always been answered.
Here are my favorites from October’s Saturday Session of General Conference (I’ll post my Sunday and Priesthood favorites later this week). What were yours?
“Scriptures can calm an agitated soul, giving peace, hope, and a restoration of confidence in one’s ability to overcome the challenges of life. They have potent power to heal emotional challenges when there is faith in the Savior. They can accelerate physical healing. “–Richard G. Scott
“Sister Eliza R. Snow was given a charge from the prophet Brigham Young to help lift and teach the sisters of the Church. She “taught that individual women could receive inspiration to guide them in their personal lives, their families, and their Church responsibilities. She said: ‘Tell the sisters to go forth and discharge their duties, in humility and faithfulness and the Spirit of God will rest upon them and they will be blest in their labors. Let them seek for wisdom instead of power and they will have all the power they have wisdom to exercise.’” –Barbara Thompson
“It was said that at one time the sun never set on the British Empire. That empire has now been diminished. But it is true that the sun never sets on this work of the Lord as it is touching the lives of people across the earth. And this is only the beginning. We have scarcely scratched the surface…Our work knows no boundaries…”
President Monson made mention of the lovely Temple Patron Assistance Fund, and we can donate to it! He also announced that the beautiful, beloved Provo Tabernacle would not be torn down after a fire virtually destroyed the inside of it, but instead, would be a new temple! I must confess, I cried. I love old buildings, and was living in Provo at the time of the fire. It was heartbreaking–but oh, joy! I just drove by there the other day (my husband has an office a few blocks from there), and seeing it being constructed was moving.
“Each day we have the opportunity to give help and service—doing the right thing at the right time, without delay. Think of the many people who have a difficult time obtaining a job or who are ill, who feel lonely, who even think that they have lost everything. What can you do to help?” –Jose L. Alonso
President Packer’s talk was poignant and right on target.
With all that is going on in the world, with the lowering of moral standards, you young people are being raised in enemy territory.
He closed with this message of hope:
“Sometimes you might be tempted to think as I did from time to time in my youth: “The way things are going, the world’s going to be over with. The end of the world is going to come before I get to where I should be.” Not so! You can look forward to doing it right—getting married, having a family, seeing your children and grandchildren, maybe even great-grandchildren.”
And, of course, the old crow poem he shared was classic. Here is a printable (click for a larger version):
President Uchtdorf’s words are always so encouraging. I always feel like he is intensely dedicated to helping people understand how important and loved they are to Heavenly Father. This beautiful thought has been a constant since October:
This is a paradox of man: compared to God, man is nothing; yet we are everything to God. While against the backdrop of infinite creation we may appear to be nothing, we have a spark of eternal fire burning within our breast. We have the incomprehensible promise of exaltation—worlds without end—within our grasp. And it is God’s great desire to help us reach it.
And here is a printable:
The following sixteen minute church produced “Conference Highlights” video was wonderful. I loved watching it, and might make a good FHE…it gets me so excited for conference, I am sure it will do the same for your family!
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