April 2006 Saturday Morning Session Saturday Morning Session Robert D. HalesTo Act for Ourselves: The Gift and Blessings of AgencyAgency used righteously allows light to dispel the darkness and enables us to live with joy and happiness. H. David BurtonTender Hearts and Helping HandsTo each of you whose tender hearts and helping hands have eased the burdens of so many, please accept my heartfelt gratitude. Julie B. BeckAn Outpouring of BlessingsAll faithful members are equally blessed by the outpouring of blessings they receive through priesthood ordinances. Henry B. EyringAs a ChildOur natures must be changed to become as a child to gain the strength we must have to be safe in the times of moral peril. Thomas S. MonsonTrue to the FaithLet us resolve here and now to follow that straight path which leads home to the Father of us all. 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, 2005To the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints F. Michael WatsonStatistical Report, 2005Brothers and sisters, the First Presidency has issued the following report concerning the growth and status of the Church as of December 31, 2005: Boyd K. Packer“I Will Remember Your Sins No More”Through the Father’s redeeming plan, those who may stumble and fall “are not cast off forever.” David A. BednarThat We May Always Have His Spirit to Be with UsWe should endeavor to discern when we “withdraw [ourselves] from the Spirit of the Lord” … [and] attend to and learn from the choices and influences that separate us from the Holy Spirit. David F. EvansYour Mission Will Change EverythingCome and be part of the greatest generation of missionaries the world has ever known. Wolfgang H. PaulThe Gift of AgencyAs we obey our Heavenly Father’s commandments, our faith increases, we grow in wisdom and spiritual strength, and it becomes easier for us to make right choices. Russell M. NelsonNurturing MarriageMarriages would be happier if nurtured more carefully. L. Tom PerryAs Now We Take the SacramentPartaking of the sacrament provides us with a sacred moment in a holy place. Priesthood Session Priesthood Session Dieter F. UchtdorfSee the End from the BeginningIf you trust the Lord and obey Him, … He will help you achieve the great potential He sees in you. Ronald A. RasbandOur Rising GenerationOur rising generation is worthy of our best efforts to support and strengthen them in their journey to adulthood. Richard G. HinckleyRepentance, a Blessing of MembershipRepentance … is not a harsh principle. … It is kind and merciful. James E. FaustA Royal PriesthoodWhile holding the priesthood brings great blessings, the priesthood also carries with it great obligations. Thomas S. MonsonOur Sacred Priesthood TrustThe priesthood is not really so much a gift as it is a commission to serve, a privilege to lift, and an opportunity to bless the lives of others. Gordon B. HinckleyThe Need for Greater KindnessWhy do any of us have to be so mean and unkind to others? Why can’t all of us reach out in friendship to everyone about us? Sunday Morning Session Sunday Morning Session James E. FaustThe Restoration of All ThingsWe believe The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a restoration of the original Church established by Jesus Christ. Jeffrey R. HollandBroken Things to MendWhen He says to the poor in spirit, “Come unto me,” He means He knows the way out and He knows the way up. Earl C. TingeyThe Great Plan of HappinessThrough the infinite Atonement, God has provided a means whereby we can both overcome our sins and become completely clean again. Anne C. PingreeTo Grow Up unto the LordDetermined service to others, even in difficult circumstances, is required of those who truly desire “to grow up unto the Lord.” Dallin H. OaksAll Men EverywhereAgain and again the Book of Mormon teaches that the gospel of Jesus Christ is universal in its promise and effect. Gordon B. HinckleySeek Ye the Kingdom of GodI hope that all of you will remember that on this Sabbath day you heard me bear my witness that this is God’s holy work. Sunday Afternoon Session Sunday Afternoon Session M. Russell BallardCreating a Gospel-Sharing HomeCreating a gospel-sharing home is the easiest and most effective way that we can share the gospel. Richard G. ScottNow Is the Time to Serve a Mission!Exciting fields of labor the world over allow the inspiration of the Lord to call young men and women and devoted couples to challenging assignments. David R. StoneZion in the Midst of BabylonWe do not need to adopt the standards, the mores, and the morals of Babylon. We can create Zion in the midst of Babylon. Robert S. WoodInstruments of the Lord’s PeaceHave we who have taken upon us the name of Christ slipped unknowingly into patterns of slander, evil speaking, and bitter stereotyping? H. Bruce StuckiPrayer, Faith, and Family: Stepping-Stones to Eternal HappinessHeavenly Father will hear our humble prayer and will give us the comfort and guidance we seek. Joseph B. WirthlinThe Abundant LifeThe abundant life is within our reach if only we will drink deeply of living water, fill our hearts with love, and create of our lives a masterpiece. Gordon B. HinckleyUntil Again We MeetMay we remember and constantly express in our lives the counsel we have received. General Young Women Meeting General Young Women Meeting Susan W. Tanner“I Am the Light Which Ye Shall Hold Up”Each of our [Christlike] deeds may share only a pinpoint of light, but added together they begin to make a significant difference. Julie B. BeckYou Have a Noble BirthrightYou can learn more about your life and mission on earth by preparing to receive and then studying your patriarchal blessing. Elaine S. DaltonIt Shows in Your FaceYou reflect His light. Your example will have a powerful effect for good on the earth. James E. FaustYour Light—a Standard to All NationsI see the light shining in your faces. That light comes from the Lord, and as you radiate that light, it will bless you and many others.