April 2001 Saturday Morning Session Saturday Morning Session Gordon B. HinckleyThe Work Goes OnLet us be good people. Let us be friendly people. Let us be neighborly people. Let us be what members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ought to be. Richard G. ScottFirst Things FirstDo the best you can while on earth to have an ideal family. To help you do that, ponder and apply the principles in the proclamation on the family. Marlin K. Jensen“To Walk Humbly with Thy God”True humility will inevitably lead us to say to God, “Thy will be done.” Sydney S. ReynoldsA God of MiraclesI believe that all of us can bear witness to these small miracles. Jeffrey R. Holland“Witnesses unto Me”For those who find it difficult to initiate missionary conversations—and many do—the Church’s newly produced pass-along cards are a lovely, effortless way to let others know some of your basic beliefs and how they may learn more. Thomas S. MonsonCompassionWe have no way of knowing when our privilege to extend a helping hand will unfold before us. Saturday Afternoon Session Saturday Afternoon Session Thomas S. MonsonThe Sustaining of Church OfficersMy dear brothers and sisters, President Hinckley has requested that I now present to you the General Authorities, Area Authority Seventies, and general auxiliary presidencies of the Church for your sustaining vote. Wesley L. JonesChurch Auditing Department Report F. Michael WatsonStatistical Report, 2000Brothers and sisters, for the information of the members of the Church, the First Presidency has issued the following statistical report concerning the membership growth and standing of the Church as of 31 December 2000. These statistics are based on reports available prior to the conference. Boyd K. Packer“The Touch of the Master’s Hand”We all make mistakes. … It is then in our nature to feel guilt and humiliation and suffering, which we alone cannot cure. That is when the healing power of the Atonement will help. Robert D. HalesCouple Missionaries: A Time to ServeIt is proper for a mature sister or couple to let their priesthood leaders know that they are willing and able to serve a mission. I urge you to do so. Darwin B. ChristensonDavid, a Future MissionaryGiven some exposure, our young brothers and young sisters come quite naturally … to a deep love for Jesus and for our prophets. L. Aldin Porter“To Bear Testimony of Mine Only Begotten”A spiritual witness of the Nephite scripture will always bring the certainty of the Savior’s existence. Russell M. NelsonPersonal Preparation for Temple BlessingsThose who enter the temple are also to bear the attribute of holiness. … We can acquire holiness only by enduring and persistent personal effort. L. Tom PerryBuilding a Community of SaintsIn any community of Saints, we all work to serve each other in the best way we know how. Our work has a higher purpose because it is work to bless others and to build the kingdom of God. Priesthood Session Priesthood Session Henry B. Eyring“Watch with Me”As you watch over His sheep, your love for Him will grow. And that will increase your confidence and your courage. David E. SorensenYou Can’t Pet a RattlesnakePornography, though billed by Satan as entertainment, is a deeply poisonous, deceptive snake that lies coiled up in magazines, the Internet, and the television. John H. GrobergPriesthood PowerWhile the power of the priesthood is unlimited, our individual power in the priesthood is limited by our degree of righteousness or purity. James E. Faust“Them That Honour Me I Will Honour”Honor four sacred principles in your lives: reverence for Deity; respecting and honoring family relationships; reverence for and obedience to the ordinances and covenants of the holy priesthood; respect for yourself as a son of God. Thomas S. MonsonTo the RescueBrethren, the world is in need of your help. There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save. Gordon B. HinckleyThe Perpetual Education FundWhere there is widespread poverty among our people, we must do all we can to help them to lift themselves, to establish their lives upon a foundation of self-reliance that can come of training. Education is the key to opportunity. Sunday Morning Session Sunday Morning Session James E. FaustBorn AgainThe full benefit of forgiveness of sin through the Savior’s Atonement begins with repentance and baptism and then expands upon receiving the Holy Ghost. Neal A. Maxwell“Plow in Hope”By utilizing the Atonement, we access the gifts of the Holy Ghost, which “filleth with hope and perfect love” (Moro. 8:26). Keith B. McMullinAn Invitation with PromiseJust being a member of this Church is not enough. Nor is merely going through the motions of membership sufficient. Carol B. ThomasSacrifice: An Eternal InvestmentSacrifice is an amazing principle. … It can develop within us a profound love for each other and our Savior, Jesus Christ. M. Russell Ballard“His Word Ye Shall Receive”It is no small thing, my brothers and sisters, to have a prophet of God in our midst. Great and wonderful are the blessings that come into our lives as we listen to the word of the Lord given to us through him. Gordon B. HinckleyThe Miracle of FaithFaith is the basis of testimony. Faith underlies loyalty to the Church. Faith represents sacrifice, gladly given in moving forward the work of the Lord. Sunday Afternoon Session Sunday Afternoon Session David B. HaightGratitude and ServiceMay you have a burning feeling in your heart. May you feel as I do on this day that this work is true and that it is meant for us to help bring about the eternal plan of salvation and exaltation. Joseph B. WirthlinThe Law of the FastFasting, coupled with mighty prayer, is powerful. It can fill our minds with the revelations of the Spirit. It can strengthen us against times of temptation. John K. CarmackUnited in Love and TestimonyChurch members are unified in Christ through love and testimony. This dispensation’s pathway to our Savior is through Joseph and the Book of Mormon. L. Lionel KendrickEnhancing Our Temple ExperienceThere is a difference in just attending the temple and having a rich spiritual experience. Bruce D. PorterBuilding the KingdomFrom its earliest days, the Lord’s Church has been built up by ordinary people who magnified their callings in humility and devotion. Dallin H. OaksFocus and PrioritiesAvailable information wisely used is far more valuable than multiplied information allowed to lie fallow. Gordon B. HinckleyGood-bye for Another SeasonThese conferences are held … to strengthen our testimonies of this work, to fortify us against temptation and sin, to lift our sights, to receive instruction. General Young Women Meeting General Young Women Meeting Sharon G. LarsenYour Celestial GuideWhen you pray often and seek to know the Lord’s will like Nephi did, the Lord will show you the way. Carol B. ThomasDeveloping Our Talent for SpiritualitySpirituality is learning how to listen to the Spirit and then letting it govern our lives. Margaret D. NadauldA Comforter, a Guide, a TestifierBy the gift and power of the Holy Ghost, you can be guided in your trip through life. Gordon B. HinckleyHow Can I Become the Woman of Whom I Dream?You are daughters of the Almighty. Limitless is your potential. Magnificent is your future, if you will take control of it.