October 2001 Saturday Morning Session Saturday Morning Session Gordon B. HinckleyLiving in the Fulness of TimesNotwithstanding the afflictions about us, notwithstanding the sordid things we see almost everywhere, notwithstanding the conflict that sweeps across the world, we can be better. Dallin H. OaksSharing the GospelThe most effective missionaries, member and full-time, always act out of love. … If we lack this love for others, we should pray for it. Charles A. DidierBuilding a Bridge of FaithOur mortal life is the time for men to meet God by building a bridge of faith, opening the door into immortality and eternal life. Sheri L. DewIt Is Not Good for Man or Woman to Be AloneNo marriage or family, no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, men and women work together in unity of purpose. Henry B. EyringPrayerWith … faith, we will be able to pray for what we want and appreciate whatever we get. Only with that faith will we pray with the diligence God requires. James E. FaustThe Atonement: Our Greatest HopeOur salvation depends on believing in and accepting the Atonement. Such acceptance requires a continual effort to understand it more fully. Saturday Afternoon Session Saturday Afternoon Session James E. FaustThe Sustaining of Church OfficersMy 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. David B. HaightFaith of Our ProphetsWhat we need is the faith of Brigham Young and the faith of Gordon B. Hinckley and the faith of people who are our prophets and leaders. Joseph B. WirthlinOne Step after AnotherWe don’t have to be perfect today. We don’t have to be better than someone else. All we have to do is to be the very best we can. L. Whitney Clayton“Help Thou Mine Unbelief”We promote the process of strengthening our faith when we do what is right—increased faith always follows. Christoffel GoldenOur Father’s Plan[Our Heavenly] Father’s desire is to provide all of us with the opportunity to receive a fulness of joy, even the fulness that He possesses. Walter F. GonzálezWriting Gospel Principles in Our HeartsKnowledge alone is not enough. We must take time to apply the principles in our lives. Jeffrey R. Holland“Like a Watered Garden”We should pay [tithes and offerings] as a personal expression of love to a generous and merciful Father in Heaven. M. Russell BallardDoctrine of InclusionIf we are truly disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, we will reach out with love and understanding to all of our neighbors at all times. Priesthood Session Priesthood Session Robert D. HalesFulfilling Our Duty to GodI promise you that your achievement of the Duty to God Award will provide you with a living testimony that will sustain you throughout your life. Cecil O. Samuelson Jr.Our Duty to GodHolding the priesthood and doing your duty to God is not only a very serious responsibility but also a remarkable privilege. Steven E. SnowGratitudeGratitude may be increased by constantly reflecting on our blessings and giving thanks for them in our daily prayers. Keith K. HilbigCreate or Continue Priesthood LinksWhen we serve righteously … , we are strengthening our priesthood link and connecting it ever more securely to those who have preceded and who will follow us. James E. Faust“Some Great Thing”May we all be faithful in doing the day-to-day, ordinary things that prove our worthiness, for they will lead us to and qualify us for great things. Thomas S. MonsonDuty CallsAll of us have a solemn duty to honor the priesthood and labor to bring many precious souls unto the Lord. Gordon B. HinckleyReaching Down to Lift AnotherLet us open our hearts, let us reach down and lift up, let us open our purses, let us show a greater love for our fellowmen. Sunday Morning Session Sunday Morning Session Thomas S. MonsonNow Is the TimeMay we live so that when that final summons is heard, we may have no serious regrets, no unfinished business. Boyd K. PackerThe Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus ChristThe Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ has the nourishing power to heal starving spirits of the world. H. David BurtonStanding TallJesus Christ is our perfect example of one who always stood tall. He is the one who personifies integrity, strength, and courage. Sharon G. Larsen“Fear Not: For They That Be with Us Are More”We are not alone in this sacred trust of parenting, loving, and leading. There is no greater joy. It is worth every sacrifice. Russell M. Nelson“Set in Order Thy House”Our family is the focus of our greatest work and joy in this life; so will it be throughout all eternity. Gordon B. HinckleyThe Times in Which We LiveOur safety lies in repentance. Our strength comes of obedience to the commandments of God. Sunday Afternoon Session Sunday Afternoon Session L. Tom PerryThe Returned MissionaryWhat we need is a royal army of returned missionaries reenlisted into service. Neal A. MaxwellThe Seventh Commandment: A ShieldThe keeping of the seventh commandment is such a vital shield! By lowering or losing that shield, the much-needed blessings of heaven are lost. Robert F. Orton“The First and Great Commandment”Given the purpose of our existence, if we do not love God and neighbor, whatever else we do will be of little eternal consequence. Wayne S. PetersonOur Actions Determine Our CharacterIn most encounters we can determine the kind of experience we are going to have by how we respond. H. Ross WorkmanBeware of MurmuringObedience is essential to realize the blessings of the Lord. Richard G. ScottThe Power of a Strong TestimonyYour personal security and happiness depend upon the strength of your testimony, for it will guide your actions in times of trial or uncertainty. Gordon B. Hinckley“Till We Meet Again”Our safety lies in the virtue of our lives. Our strength lies in our righteousness. God has made it clear that if we will not forsake Him, He will not forsake us. General Relief Society Meeting General Relief Society Meeting Mary Ellen W. SmootSteadfast and ImmovableWe cannot abandon our faith when challenges comes our way. We will not turn away; we will not retreat; we will not become discouraged. Virginia U. JensenStand FirmLet us never forget that we are building a foundation for and with our family upon the rock of our Redeemer. Sheri L. DewAre We Not All Mothers?Motherhood is more than bearing children. … It is the essence of who we are as women. Thomas S. Monson“Be Thou an Example”Fill your mind with truth; fill your heart with love; fill your life with service.