Conference Answers
Sep. 2014

“Conference Answers,” Friend, Sep. 2014, 22

Conference Answers

When my Great-Grandma Edwards died, my sister, Mia, and I were sad. Even though my parents told us we would see our great-grandma again someday and be a family forever, we were worried.

My dad told us that we could pray to have our questions about Grandma Edwards answered at general conference. I prayed to know if Grandma Edwards was happy. Mia prayed to know if Grandma Edwards was with her husband and daughter, who had already died.

During the Sunday morning session of conference, we listened, and we heard the prophet answer our questions! President Monson said that when people die, it’s as if they go into a room filled with all the family members they love who died before them. So Mia knew that Grandma Edwards was with her husband and daughter. Then President Monson read a part from the Book of Mormon that says the spirits of the righteous go to a state of happiness (see Alma 40:11–12).* Grandma Edwards had always tried to choose the right, so I knew she was happy.

Mia and I were so happy to know that the prophet speaks for God and that God answers our prayers. We aren’t worried about Grandma Edwards anymore. We know that if we follow her example of choosing the right, someday we will see her again.

  1. See Thomas S. Monson, “The Race of Life,” Ensign, May 2012, 93.

Conference Answers

Do you have a question you could pray about before general conference next month?

Don’t forget to listen for your answer!

Abby (right) and Mia (left)

I have a question for conference.

Me too. Let’s write them down so we don’t forget!

Illustration by Karen Lee