October Conference Notebook
January 2012

“October Conference Notebook,” Ensign, Jan. 2012, 70–71

October Conference Notebook

“What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken; … whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same” (D&C 1:38).

As you review the October 2011 general conference, you can use these pages (and Conference Notebooks in future issues) to help you study and apply the recent teachings of the living prophets and apostles.

Prophetic Promise

President Thomas S. Monson

“Not a day has gone by that I have not communicated with my Father in Heaven through prayer. It is a relationship I cherish—one I would literally be lost without. If you do not now have such a relationship with your Father in Heaven, I urge you to work toward that goal. As you do so, you will be entitled to His inspiration and guidance in your life—necessities for each of us if we are to survive spiritually during our sojourn here on earth. Such inspiration and guidance are gifts He freely gives if we but seek them.”

President Thomas S. Monson, “Stand in Holy Places,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2011, 84.

Go and Do

Elder L. Tom Perry

Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles taught that to advance an understanding of the Church, we should:

  1. “Be bold in our declaration of Jesus Christ. We want others to know that we believe He is the central figure in all human history.”

  2. “Be righteous examples to others. … Our lives should be examples of goodness and virtue as we try to emulate His example to the world.”

  3. “Speak up about the Church. In the course of our everyday lives, we are blessed with many opportunities to share our beliefs with others.”

From “Perfect Love Casteth Out Fear,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2011, 42–43.

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  1. “Prayerful study of will build faith in God the Father, in His Beloved Son, and in His gospel. It will build your faith in God’s prophets, ancient and modern. It can draw you closer to God than any other book. It can change a life for the better.” (Henry B. Eyring, “A Witness,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2011, 70.)

  2. “A becomes an enduring friend that is not weakened with the passage of time.” (Richard G. Scott, “The Power of Scripture,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2011, 6.)

  3. “For those who think the trials they face are unfair, the covers all of the unfairness of life.” (Quentin L. Cook, “The Songs They Could Not Sing,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2011, 106.)

  4. “When we have , we are willing to serve and help others when it is inconvenient and with no thought of recognition or reciprocation.” (Silvia H. Allred, “Charity Never Faileth,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2011, 115.)


  • 1. the Book of Mormon; 2. memorized scripture; 3. Atonement; 4. charity.

Left: illustration by Paul Mann; right: The Lord Jesus Christ, by Del Parson © 1983 IRI; photograph by Emily Leishman; photo illustrations by John Luke and Christina Smith