October 2002 Saturday Morning Session Saturday Morning Session Gordon B. Hinckley“O That I Were an Angel, and Could Have the Wish of Mine Heart”I urge you … to utilize the temples of the Church. Go there and carry forward the great and marvelous work which the God of heaven has outlined for us. L. Tom PerryCalled of GodWe have been given the great power of the priesthood. It blesses us individually and provides blessings for our family. Dieter F. UchtdorfThe Global Church Blessed by the Voice of the ProphetsLet us listen to the prophets of our days as they help us to focus on the things that are central to the Creator’s plan. Coleen K. MenloveA Voice of Gladness for Our ChildrenThis is our charge, this is our opportunity, to diligently teach and testify to our children of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Neal A. MaxwellEncircled in the Arms of His LovePerplexing things will still happen, but, like Nephi, we can still know that God loves us, a … fact which can and will sustain us through so much! James E. FaustWhat’s in It for Me?Taking up one’s cross and following the Savior means overcoming selfishness; it is a commitment to serve others. Saturday Afternoon Session Saturday Afternoon Session Thomas S. MonsonThe 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. HaightWere There Not Ten Cleansed?If we’re ever going to show gratitude properly to our Heavenly Father, we should do it with all of our heart, might, mind, and strength. Robert D. HalesTithing: A Test of Faith with Eternal BlessingsPay your tithing. Unlock the windows of heaven. You will be abundantly blessed for your obedience and faithfulness to the Lord’s laws and commandments. Lance B. WickmanBut If NotMortality’s supreme test is to face the “why” and then let it go, trusting humbly in the Lord’s promise that “all things must come to pass in their time.” Robert K. DellenbachSacrifice Brings Forth the Blessings of HeavenIf we are caring, if we are charitable, if we are obedient to God and follow His prophets, our sacrifices will bring forth the blessings of heaven. Jeffrey R. HollandCalled to ServeTo raise our families and serve faithfully in the Church, all without running faster than we have strength, require wisdom, judgment, divine help—and inevitably some sacrifice. Russell M. Nelson“Blessed Are the Peacemakers”Peace is a prime priority that pleads for our pursuit. Priesthood Session Priesthood Session Boyd K. PackerThe Stake PatriarchThe Lord has a special interest in the patriarch, who holds a unique position in the Church. M. Russell BallardThe Greatest Generation of MissionariesWe call upon you, our young brethren of the Aaronic Priesthood, to rise up, to measure up, and to be fully prepared to serve the Lord. James E. FaustI Believe I Can, I Knew I CouldWhile we are not all equal in experience, aptitude, and strength, … we will all be accountable for the use of the gifts and opportunities given to us. Thomas S. MonsonPeace, Be StillHis words in holy writ are sufficient: “Be still, and know that I am God.” Gordon B. HinckleyTo Men of the PriesthoodYou men who hold this precious priesthood, bind it to your very souls. Be worthy of it at all times and in all circumstances. Sunday Morning Session Sunday Morning Session Thomas S. MonsonModels to FollowAll of us living in the world today need points of reference—even models to follow. Dallin H. OaksI’ll Go Where You Want Me to GoThe full measure of [our] conversion to men and women of God happens best through our labors in His vineyard. D. Todd ChristoffersonThat They May Be One in UsWe will not be one with God and Christ until we make Their will and interest our greatest desire. Margaret D. NadauldA Woman of FaithA woman of faith trusts God. … She knows of His interest in her life. She knows that He knows her. She loves His words and drinks deeply of that living water. Henry B. EyringRise to Your CallThe Lord will guide you by revelation just as He called you. You must ask in faith for revelation to know what you are to do. Gordon B. HinckleyThe Marvelous Foundation of Our FaithGod be thanked for His marvelous bestowal of testimony, authority, and doctrine associated with this, the restored Church of Jesus Christ. Sunday Afternoon Session Sunday Afternoon Session Joseph B. WirthlinShall He Find Faith on the Earth?Only when our faith is aligned with the will of our Heavenly Father will we be empowered to receive the blessings we seek. Richard G. ScottTo Be Free of Heavy BurdensYou must trust that the Savior has given His life so that you can make the required changes in your life, changes that will bring peace. Kenneth JohnsonYielding to the Enticings of the Holy SpiritStirrings within us originate from a divine source and, when followed, will help to keep us on course, thus protecting us from harmful influences and dangerous detours. Claudio R. M. CostaFun and HappinessWe can feel happiness every day in our lives through little things we do, and we are fully happy as we keep the commandments of a loving God. Keith B. McMullinCome to Zion! Come to Zion!Principles of love, work, self-reliance, and consecration are God given. Those who embrace them and govern themselves accordingly become pure in heart. F. Melvin HammondDad, Are You Awake?Do your sons ever wonder if you are asleep when it comes to the things that are most important to them? Gordon B. HinckleyEach a Better PersonThere is room for improvement in every life. … Regardless of our circumstances, we can improve ourselves and while so doing have an effect on the lives of those about us. General Relief Society Meeting General Relief Society Meeting Bonnie D. ParkinWith Holiness of HeartEvery time we reach out with love, patience, kindness, generosity, we honor our covenants by saying, “Here am I; send me.” Kathleen H. HughesBlessing Our Families through Our CovenantsIf we keep our covenants, the promises we receive in return are great. Anne C. PingreeCharity: One Family, One Home at a TimeAs covenant women, … we can alter the face of the earth one family and one home at a time through charity, our small and simple acts of pure love. James E. FaustYou Are All Heaven SentYour role as sisters is special and unique in the Lord’s work. You are the nurturers and the caregivers.