Conference Story Index
November 2018

“Conference Story Index,” Ensign, November 2018

Conference Story Index

The following list of selected experiences related during general conference can be used in personal study, family home evening, and other teaching. The number refers to the first page of the talk.



Neil L. Andersen

(83) Perceiving that the Savior knows his suffering, a faithful missionary overcomes disappointment while recovering from wounds suffered in a terrorist bombing. Following his daughter’s death, Russell M. Nelson confides that Jesus Christ will use the keys of resurrection in behalf of all who die. Russell M. Nelson testifies to Puerto Rican Saints that “we can find joy even in the midst of our worst circumstances.”

Brian K. Ashton

(93) The wife of Brian K. Ashton comes to better understand God’s nature and His love and gratitude for His children.

M. Russell Ballard

(71) After experiencing intense sorrow over the deaths of family members and millions who died of war and disease, Joseph F. Smith receives “the vision of the redemption of the dead.”

Steven R. Bangerter

(15) The grandchildren of Steven R. Bangerter bury stones representing Jesus Christ as the foundation of a happy life. President Russell M. Nelson reminds parents of their responsibility to teach their children. Steven R. Bangerter’s son offers to help his parents prepare to serve a mission. The Holy Ghost guides an older man back to the Church and the spiritual safety of his childhood.

Shayne M. Bowen

(80) A man’s conversion to the Church through the power of the Book of Mormon makes a great impression on Shayne M. Bowen.

M. Joseph Brough

(12) On an adventure in Alaska, USA, M. Joseph Brough learns that with God, nothing is impossible. A stake president learns that peace comes with forgiveness through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Through her desire to serve a mission, M. Joseph Brough’s daughter teaches him to do hard things.

Matthew L. Carpenter

(101) The son of Matthew L. Carpenter completes his full-time mission after recovering from a stroke.

D. Todd Christofferson

(30) Despite tribulation, four members of the Church remain firm in their faith in Christ and receive His sustaining support.

Quentin L. Cook

(8) Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families strengthens the faith, testimony, and gospel understanding of a family in Brazil.

Bonnie H. Cordon

(74) A young woman and an older sister forge a friendship that blesses their lives. Bonnie H. Cordon and her ministering companion develop an instant bond of love with a sister they visit. A ministering brother develops a closeness and trust with a brother whose wife attempted suicide.

Michelle D. Craig

(52) Camilla Kimball teaches a ward member to “never suppress a generous thought.” Michelle D. Craig toughens her feet walking barefoot.

Dean M. Davies

(34) President Gordon B. Hinckley envisions where the Vancouver British Columbia Temple should be built.

Henry B. Eyring

(58) Henry B. Eyring wonders how his mother found time and energy to make a map of the travels of the Apostle Paul.

(90) Henry B. Eyring learns to treat people as if they “were in serious trouble.” The Savior carries the wife of Henry B. Eyring through her troubles.

Cristina B. Franco

(55) Cristina B. Franco learns that love and sacrifice are the secret ingredients in her Primary teacher’s chocolate cake.

Robert C. Gay

(97) The Holy Ghost helps Robert C. Gay see his older sister as God sees her. James E. Talmage ministers to a family stricken with diphtheria.

Jack N. Gerard

(107) After Jack N. Gerard is diagnosed with a serious medical condition, he sees life from an eternal perspective.

Gerrit W. Gong

(40) Elder Richard G. Scott and Gerrit W. Gong discuss faith as they paint a campfire watercolor. A priesthood holder helps a less-active couple return to Church.

Jeffrey R. Holland

(77) A ministering plea from his children helps a father forgive and return to the Church, bringing blessings to his family.

Joy D. Jones

(50) Joy D. Jones and her husband develop a long-lasting friendship with a less-active family after learning to serve out of love for the Lord.

Russell M. Nelson

(6) A mother likes holding church in her home because blessing the sacrament at home each Sunday prompts her husband to use better language.

(68) Russell M. Nelson accidentally refers to himself as a mother. A son thanks his mother after the Holy Ghost guides her to exchange his smartphone for a flip phone.

(87) Benjamín De Hoyos explains to a radio program director that the Church’s long name was chosen by the Savior.

Dallin H. Oaks

(61) A young male refugee goes to jail after retaliating against youth who provoke him.

Paul B. Pieper

(43) A young girl preparing to be baptized says that taking the name of Jesus Christ means, “I can have the Holy Ghost.”

Ronald A. Rasband

(18) Ronald A. Rasband’s daughter and son-in-law overcome their fear of bringing children into the world.

Gary E. Stevenson

(110) A ward member extends a ministering hand to a straying Carlos A. Godoy. A rancher loses 200 sheep to predators. A sheepdog leads lost sheep to safety.