Conference Story Index
May 2009

“Conference Story Index,” Ensign, May 2009, 130

Conference Story Index

The following is a list of selected experiences from general conference addresses for use in personal study, family home evening, and other teaching. Number refers to the first page of the talk.




Elder Robert D. Hales

Sister Hales chooses not to buy a dress she could not afford and, later, not to buy a coat she did not need (7).

debt, money management, provident living

Elder Allan F. Packer

Young Elder Packer hears the voice of his football coach above the noise of the crowd (17).

Holy Ghost, revelation

Elder D. Todd Christofferson

A family in Peru loses all of its possessions in an earthquake but remains strong and cheerful (19).

faith, spiritual strength

President Henry B. Eyring

President Eyring’s bishop serves others despite health challenges (23).

adversity, service

Elder M. Russell Ballard

Elder Ballard decides to sell a certain model of car despite his father’s counsel not to do so (31).

agency, experience, faith, learning

Elder Quentin L. Cook

Charles Dickens is impressed with Latter-day Saint emigrants (34).


Elder Rafael E. Pino

Three-year-old daughter of Alvarez family drowns, but family finds comfort in temple covenants (41).

adversity, Atonement, comfort, death, faith, hope

Elder Richard G. Scott

Elder and Sister Scott are comforted by the promises of the temple following the death of two children (43).

adversity, children, death, hope, sealing

Bishop Richard C. Edgley

Ward employment specialist helps members find jobs (53).

charity, priesthood, self-reliance

Elders quorum helps member start his own business (53).

priesthood, self-reliance, service

Elder Claudio R. M. Costa

A couple serves and remains faithful in the Church despite facing multiple challenges (56).

adversity, commitment, duty, faith

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

A plane crashes because the crew became distracted by a small burned-out lightbulb (59).

duty, priorities, temptation

President Henry B. Eyring

In mortal danger, soldiers protect their fallen comrades (63).

courage, duty, service

President Thomas S. Monson

Woman in New York City prays for and receives a visit from the missionaries (67).


A high school band member becomes sick but is healed by a priesthood blessing (67).


Elder Steven E. Snow

Robert Gardner Jr. responds well to change and adversity throughout his life (81).

change, challenges, faith

Barbara Thompson

Sister Thompson is served by her ward after a tree falls in her yard (83).

kindness, service

President Thomas S. Monson

President Monson’s great-grandparents lose their son during their journey to the Salt Lake Valley (89).

adversity, death, endurance, faith, pioneers

A blind man seeks a priesthood blessing (89).


A woman endures trials as she travels from East Prussia to Western Germany (89).

adversity, faith

Ann M. Dibb

A young woman completes all 80 goals in her Beehive Girl’s Handbook, including a trip to the temple (114).

goals, obedience, temple work