General Conference April 2017

Every April and October our church has a General Conference weekend where leaders of our church address us. In 2015 Bryton and I attended the October General Conference and it was a great blessing to be amongst our prophets and leaders. If you would like to watch or read any of the talks you can click here but I thought I would share with you some of the important messages that stood out to me:

General Women’s Session

– Not only are we here to save others, but to save ourselves. Linda K. Burton

– Those who do not see their weaknesses do not progress. Your awareness of your weaknesses is a blessing. President Henry B. Eyring

– Let the Lord rescue you from your unkind feelings. President Eyring

Saturday Morning Session

– The affection you feel for your ancestors is part of the fulfillment of that prophecy (turning the hearts of the children to their fathers etc.) It is deeply seated in your sense of who you are. But it has to do with more than just inherited DNA. Pres. Eyring

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– The youth must know how to access Heavenly Father’s guidance. M. Joseph Brough

– A repentant sinner draws closer to God than the self-righteous saint who condemns the sinner. Dale G. Renlund

– Seeking the light is in our spiritual DNA. Mark A. Bragg

– It is impossible for us to be saved in ignorance. Russell M. Nelson

– Our covenants bind us to God and give us Godly power. Russell M. Nelson

Saturday Afternoon Session

– Not all voices in God’s choir are the same. Jeffrey R. Holland

– The loss of even one voice diminishes every other singer in this great mortal choir of ours. Jeffrey R. Holland

– There is room for everyone! Jeffrey R. Holland

– Come as you are, but don’t plan to stay as you are. Jeffrey R. Holland

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– When we are complacent with our covenants we are complicit with the consequences. Gary B. Sabin

– Those who accomplish the most in this world are those with a vision for their lives. M. Russell Ballard

Sunday Morning Session

– Once obtained, a testimony of the gospel needs to be kept alive. President Thomas S. Monson

– A strong testimony is vital in these difficult times. President Monson

– We must understand ours AND their (our children) divine nature to help them know who they are and why they are here. Joy D. Jones

– Consistent covenant keeping leads to integrity. Joy D. Jones

– Keeping our covenants is always independent of our situation. Joy D. Jones

– “Wilt thou make me so that I shake at the appearance of sin?”

– Don’t be the weak link in your family. President Gordon B. Hinckley

– Do not lose your faith because of the people around you. Yoon Hwan Choi

– It can be hard for us to see God’s love through temporal eyes. Yoon Hwan Choi

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– We must always act on first promptings. Ronald A. Rasband

– Stay true to simple, daily acts of faith. L. Whitney Clayton

– Fear will never transform people. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

– Don’t burden others with constant fear. President Uchtdorf

Sunday Afternoon Session

– The motivation for raising the warning voice is L O V E. D. Todd Christofferson

– Nothing draws you closer to Jesus Christ than a desire to change. Joaquin E. Costa

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– With Christlike love we will not be afraid to speak with boldness … And we will never give up, remembering that those who are hardest to love need love the most. S. Mark Palmer

– Our homes should always be safe havens for our children – not hostile environments. S. Mark Palmer

– Love should never be withdrawn when someone fails to live up to our expectations. S. Mark Palmer

– Stay close to the spirit and the spirit will stay close to you. Gary E. Stevenson

– Conversion to the gospel doesn’t mean our problems will go away. Quentin L. Cook

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