They Spoke to Us

“They Spoke to Us,” Friend, Dec. 1996, 13

They Spoke to Us

Report from the 166th Semiannual General Conference October 5–6, 1996

President Gordon B. Hinckley You and I know that God lives. … We know that Jesus is our Redeemer, who stands at the head of this Church which carries His name. We know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and is a prophet.

President Thomas S. Monson, First Counselor in the First Presidency The question each of us must answer is … What shall I do with Jesus? He Himself has provided us the answer: “Follow me, and do the things which ye have seen me do” (2 Ne. 31:12).

President James E. Faust, Second Counselor in the First Presidency We all need to know what it means to be honest. Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.

Elder David B. Haight of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Heavenly messengers and revelations came to the Prophet Joseph Smith to help usher in this great work, which we declare to all the world and that I know to be true. I know that the prophets who have followed since the time of the Prophet Joseph Smith were all called of God.

Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles How we conduct ourselves in this life will determine what we will be in all the eternities to come. To receive the blessings of the sealing that our Heavenly Father has given to us, we have to keep the commandments and conduct ourselves in such a way that our families will want to live with us in the eternities.

Elder Henry B. Eyring of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles The fruit of keeping covenants is the companionship of the Holy Ghost and an increase in the power to love.

Elder Joe J. Christensen of the Presidency of the Seventy Maybe you have thought that doing … little kindnesses doesn’t make much difference, but as Alma said, “By small and simple things are great things brought to pass” (Alma 37:6).

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Seventy Joy comes when we have the Spirit in our lives (see Alma 22:15). When we have the Spirit, we rejoice in what the Savior has done for us.

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