October 2004Saturday Morning SessionSaturday Morning SessionGordon B. HinckleyCondition of the ChurchI believe the Church is in better condition than it has been at any time in its entire history.Jeffrey R. HollandProphets, Seers, and RevelatorsThe First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve are commissioned by God and sustained … as prophets, seers, and revelators.John H. GrobergThe Power of God’s LoveFilled with His love, we can endure pain, quell fear, forgive freely, avoid contention, renew strength, and bless and help others.Dale E. MillerBringing Peace and Healing to Your SoulAs conversion matures and is sustained through the workings of the Holy Ghost, peace and healing come to the soul.Richard G. ScottPeace of Conscience and Peace of MindFor many, relief and happiness can come by understanding the relationship between peace of conscience and peace of mind.James E. FaustWhere Do I Make My Stand?To find happiness and joy, no matter what comes, we must make our stand unequivocally with the Lord.Saturday Afternoon SessionSaturday Afternoon SessionThomas 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.L. Tom PerryWhat Is a Quorum?One of the greatest blessings one can receive from being a bearer of the priesthood … is belonging to a priesthood quorum.Henry B. EyringFaith and KeysWe have to know by inspiration that the priesthood keys are held by those who lead and serve us. That requires the witness of the Spirit.Ned B. Roueché“Feed My Sheep”We all have a great responsibility … that includes searching out those that are not with us and extending to them our love and fellowship.Ronald T. Halverson“I Stand at the Door, and Knock”I invite you to … do whatever it takes to earnestly seek truth, to know God the Eternal Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.Bonnie D. ParkinHow Has Relief Society Blessed Your Life?Because Relief Society is divinely designed, it blesses not only women but the family and the Church.Donald L. StaheliSecuring Our TestimoniesFrequently reading, pondering, and applying the lessons of the scriptures, combined with prayer, become an irreplaceable part of gaining and sustaining a strong, vibrant testimony.M. Russell BallardPure TestimonyTestimony—real testimony, born of the Spirit and confirmed by the Holy Ghost—changes lives.Priesthood SessionPriesthood SessionDallin H. OaksBe Not DeceivedThe Holy Ghost will protect us against being deceived, but to realize that wonderful blessing we must always do the things necessary to retain that Spirit.Carl B. PrattThe Blessings of a Proper FastI fear … that too many of us are either not fasting on fast day or we are doing so in a lackadaisical manner.Cecil O. Samuelson Jr.Perilous TimesHow grateful I am, in these perilous times, for the protection and guidance given to us by the sacred assurance that Jesus Christ lives today.James E. FaustThe Key of the Knowledge of GodThe key of the knowledge of God, administered by those who keep the oath and covenant of the Melchizedek Priesthood, will enable us to come off as the sons of God.Thomas S. MonsonAnxiously EngagedThere are quorum members and those who should be our quorum members who require our help.Gordon B. HinckleyA Tragic Evil among Us[Pornography] is like a raging storm, destroying individuals and families, utterly ruining what was once wholesome and beautiful.Sunday Morning SessionSunday Morning SessionThomas S. MonsonChoose You This DayThe choices we make determine our destiny.Robert D. HalesFinding Faith in the Lord Jesus ChristOnly faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His Atonement can bring us peace, hope, and understanding.Dieter F. UchtdorfThe Opportunity to TestifyWith … tender feelings of gratitude for all who have influenced my life in past years, I commit myself to the future.David A. BednarIn the Strength of the LordIn the strength of the Lord we can do and endure and overcome all things.Russell M. NelsonSenior Missionaries and the GospelI express gratitude for our senior missionaries. They are young in spirit, wise, and willing to work.Gordon B. HinckleyThe Women in Our LivesHow thankful I am, how thankful we all must be, for the women in our lives.Sunday Afternoon SessionSunday Afternoon SessionBoyd K. PackerThe Least of TheseLet no one underestimate the power of faith in the ordinary Latter-day Saints.Elaine S. DaltonWe Did This for YouTemple work is the work that we have been prepared to do. It is a work for every generation, including and especially the youth.Richard J. MaynesKeeping Our CovenantsThe most important thing we can do in this life is to keep the promises or covenants we have made with the Lord.H. Bryan RichardsRemember the Teachings of Your FatherThe Book of Mormon can and does change lives.H. David BurtonMore Holiness Give MeIt is important for families and individuals to aggressively seek more of the virtues which go beyond this mortal life.Joseph B. WirthlinPress OnThere is one thing the Lord expects of us no matter our difficulties and sorrows: He expects us to press on.Gordon B. HinckleyClosing RemarksI would hope that we might go to the house of the Lord a little more frequently.General Relief Society MeetingGeneral Relief Society MeetingBonnie D. ParkinBelonging Is Our Sacred BirthrightI testify that you do fit, that you do belong to Relief Society—the Good Shepherd’s fold for women.Kathleen H. HughesOut of Small ThingsWe must not become weary of doing good, and we must not become impatient; the changes we seek will come about “in their time.”Anne C. PingreeWalking towards the Light of His LoveConnections forged among covenant women in Relief Society can … enlighten, enliven, and enrich the journey of life.Thomas S. MonsonIf Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not FearWe do live in turbulent times. Often the future is unknown; therefore, it behooves us to prepare for uncertainties.