April 2005 Saturday Morning Session Saturday Morning Session Gordon B. HinckleyOpening RemarksOur burden in going forward is tremendous. But our opportunity is glorious. Boyd K. PackerThe Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ—Plain and Precious ThingsThe Book of Mormon is an endless treasure of wisdom and inspiration, of counsel and correction. Richard C. EdgleyA Still, Small Voice and a Throbbing HeartIt is a still, small voice and a throbbing heart that testifies of the miracle of the Restoration. Coleen K. MenloveAll Thy Children Shall Be TaughtChildren need to know that having faith in the Savior and following Him will help them receive peace in this troubled world. Russell M. NelsonNow Is the Time to PrepareNow is the time to prepare to meet God. Tomorrow may be too late. Thomas S. MonsonConstant Truths for Changing TimesWe, as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, must stand up to the dangers which surround us and our families. 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 Seventies, and general auxiliary presidencies of the Church for your sustaining vote. Robert W. CantwellChurch Auditing Department Report, 2004To the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints F. Michael WatsonStatistical Report, 2004Brothers and sisters, the First Presidency has issued the following report concerning the growth and status of the Church as of December 31, 2004: Joseph B. WirthlinThe Virtue of KindnessKindness is the essence of a celestial life. Kindness is how a Christlike person treats others. Richard G. ScottThe Power of Preach My GospelI encourage you to find out how this extraordinary resource can help in your missionary efforts. Harold G. HillamThe Worth of SoulsWhen we see the effect one person can have … , it perhaps is no wonder that the Lord reminded us, “Remember the worth of souls.” Lynn G. RobbinsTithing—a Commandment Even for the DestituteGenuine sacrifice has been a hallmark of the faithful from the beginning. Dieter F. UchtdorfThe Fruits of the First VisionI count Joseph Smith among those whose testimony of Christ helped me to develop my own testimony of the Savior. Robert D. HalesCouple Missionaries: Blessings from Sacrifice and ServiceYour Heavenly Father needs you. His work, under the direction of our Savior Jesus Christ, needs what you are uniquely prepared to give. Priesthood Session Priesthood Session Jeffrey R. HollandOur Most Distinguishing FeatureThe priesthood of God … is as indispensable to the true Church of God as it is unique to it. Neil L. AndersenBeware of the Evil behind the Smiling EyesAs we increase our understanding and love for the Savior, His light will illuminate everything around us. We will then see evil for what it is. Robert C. OaksWho’s on the Lord’s Side? Who?The Lord needs to know on whom He can rely. James E. FaustPerseverancePerseverance is demonstrated by those who keep going when the going gets tough, who don’t give up even when others say, “It can’t be done.” Thomas S. MonsonThe Sacred Call of ServiceThe performance of one’s duty brings a sense of happiness and peace. Gordon B. HinckleyGamblingIf you have never been involved in poker games or other forms of gambling, don’t start. If you are involved, then quit now while you can do so. Sunday Morning Session Sunday Morning Session James E. FaustStanding in Holy PlacesI encourage our Saints all over the world, wherever possible, to strive to stand more often in holy places. M. Russell BallardOne MoreWe need more hardworking, testimony-enriched missionaries in order to reach more of our Heavenly Father’s children. David E. SorensenFaith Is the AnswerRemember that faith and obedience are still the answers—even when things go wrong, perhaps especially when things go wrong. Kathleen H. HughesWhat Greater Goodness Can We Know: Christlike FriendsGod knows the needs of His children, and He often works through us, prompting us to help one another. Henry B. EyringHearts Bound TogetherWhen you were baptized, your ancestors looked down on you with hope. … They rejoiced to see one of their descendants make a covenant to find them. Gordon B. HinckleyThe Great Things Which God Has RevealedOn the solid foundation of the Prophet Joseph’s divine calling and the revelations of God, which came through him, we go forward. Sunday Afternoon Session Sunday Afternoon Session L. Tom PerryWhat Seek Ye?Honest seekers of truth are finding answers to their questions—they are finding the Lord through His restored Church. Dallin H. OaksPornographyLet us all improve our personal behavior and redouble our efforts to protect our loved ones and our environment from the onslaught of pornography. Robert J. WhettenStrengthen Thy BrethrenYou must do what our Savior and His prophets … have always taught: serve, strengthen the faith, and nurture those who need your love and blessing. Adhemar DamianiBe of Good Cheer and Faithful in AdversityThe gospel of Jesus Christ gives us the strength and the eternal perspective to face what is coming with good cheer. Stephen B. OvesonAppreciating the Counsel of Those Who Are Bowed in YearsMay we have added insights into and greater appreciation for the power of testimony, especially as it is borne by those [who are bowed in years]. David A. BednarThe Tender Mercies of the LordI testify that the tender mercies of the Lord are available to all of us and that the Redeemer of Israel is eager to bestow such gifts upon us. Gordon B. HinckleyClosing RemarksSurely the Lord is blessing us as a people, and we must reach out to bless His needy wherever they may be. General Young Women Meeting General Young Women Meeting Susan W. TannerGlad Tidings from CumorahYou and I can not only survive but prevail, as did Moroni, in our efforts to stand for truth in perilous times. Julie B. BeckA Work for Me to DoThe Lord sent an angel to Joseph Smith to tell him that he had a work to do. That work continues today in us. Elaine S. DaltonHe Knows You by NameYou may not have heard the Lord call you by name, but He knows each one of you and He knows your name. Thomas S. MonsonBe Thou an ExampleYou can share your testimony in many ways—by the words you speak, by the example you set, by the manner in which you live your life.