April 2007 Saturday Morning Session Saturday Morning Session Thomas S. MonsonThe Sustaining of Church OfficersPresident Hinckley has asked that I now present the General Authorities, Area Seventies, and general auxiliary presidencies of the Church for a sustaining vote. May we all participate not only with our uplifted hand but with our pledged heart. Robert W. CantwellChurch Auditing Department Report, 2006To the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints F. Michael WatsonStatistical Report, 2006Brothers and sisters, the First Presidency has issued the following report concerning the growth and activity of the Church as of December 31, 2006. Richard G. ScottUsing the Supernal Gift of PrayerPrayer is a supernal gift of our Father in Heaven to every soul. Jay E. JensenThe Nourishing Power of HymnsHymns play an essential role in spirituality, revelation, and conversion. John B. DicksonCommitment to the LordNow is the time to commit yourself to the Lord as to what you will become during this mortal probation. Jeffrey R. HollandThe Tongue of AngelsOur words, like our deeds, should be filled with faith and hope and charity. David A. BednarYe Must Be Born AgainThrough faith in Christ, we can be spiritually prepared and cleansed from sin, immersed in and saturated with His gospel, and purified and sealed by the Holy Spirit of Promise. Thomas S. MonsonI Know That My Redeemer Lives!Because our Savior died at Calvary, death has no hold upon any one of us. Saturday Afternoon Session Saturday Afternoon Session Boyd K. PackerThe Spirit of the TabernacleThe Tabernacle … stands as a standard of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Earl C. TingeyProphets—Pioneer and Modern DayBoth President Brigham Young and President Gordon B. Hinckley are prophets who have led the Church by inspiration and revelation. H. David BurtonIf These Old Walls Could TalkFor more than a century, words of the latter-day prophets, seers, and revelators have gone forth from this podium to the world. Bonnie D. ParkinGratitude: A Path to HappinessGratitude is a Spirit-filled principle. It opens our minds to a universe permeated with the richness of a living God. Marlin K. JensenRemember and Perish NotRemembering in the way God intends is a fundamental and saving principle of the gospel. James E. FaustSalt Lake Tabernacle RededicationI am grateful this magnificent building has been strengthened and renewed so it can continue to be used to instruct and edify the children of God. Thomas S. MonsonTabernacle MemoriesAs this building is rededicated today, may we pledge to rededicate our lives to the work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Gordon B. HinckleyA Tabernacle in the WildernessThis has been a unique and wonderful place of assembly. Priesthood Session Priesthood Session Joseph B. WirthlinLife’s Lessons LearnedI urge you to examine your life. Determine where you are and what you need to do to be the kind of person you want to be. Robert D. HalesTo the Aaronic Priesthood: Preparing for the Decade of DecisionHow you bear [the] priesthood now will prepare you to make the most important decisions in the future. Keith B. McMullinLay Up in StoreWe call upon priesthood bearers to store sufficient so that you and your family can weather the vicissitudes of life. James E. FaustMessage to My GrandsonsI hope each one of you becomes a man of God. You will become a man of God through righteous works. Thomas S. MonsonThe Priesthood—a Sacred GiftIt is our responsibility to conduct our lives so that we are ever worthy of the priesthood we bear. Gordon B. Hinckley“I Am Clean”Be clean—in language, in thought, in body, in dress. Sunday Morning Session Sunday Morning Session James E. FaustThe Healing Power of ForgivenessIf we can find forgiveness in our hearts for those who have caused us hurt and injury, we will rise to a higher level of self-esteem and well-being. Dallin H. OaksDivorceA good marriage does not require a perfect man or a perfect woman. It only requires a man and a woman committed to strive together toward perfection. Neil L. AndersenIt’s True, Isn’t It? Then What Else Matters?Our conviction of the Savior and His latter-day work becomes the powerful lens through which we judge all else. Vicki F. MatsumoriA Lesson from the Book of MormonAs first-generation members, you are the ones who begin the cycle of teaching and strengthening the next generation. Glenn L. PaceDo You Know?I invite you to “experiment upon my words.” Will you read and pray about the Joseph Smith story? M. Russell BallardThe Miracle of the Holy BibleWe are true and full believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and in His revealed word through the Holy Bible. Gordon B. HinckleyThe Things of Which I KnowI wish to give you my testimony of the basic truths of this work. Sunday Afternoon Session Sunday Afternoon Session L. Tom PerryThe Message of the RestorationWe declare to the world that the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth. Henry B. EyringThis DayAll of us will need His help to avoid the tragedy of procrastinating what we must do here and now to have eternal life. Gary J. Coleman“Mom, Are We Christians?”I am a devout Christian who is exceedingly fortunate to have greater knowledge of the true “doctrine of Christ” since my conversion to the restored Church. Charles W. Dahlquist IIWho’s on the Lord’s Side?If you will remain on the Lord’s side of the line, the adversary cannot come there to tempt you. Yoshihiko KikuchiWill a Man Rob God?When you and I pay honest, true tithes to the Lord, the Lord will open the windows of heaven. Dieter F. UchtdorfPoint of Safe ReturnThe gift of the Atonement of Jesus Christ provides us at all times and at all places with the blessings of repentance and forgiveness. Russell M. NelsonRepentance and ConversionA repentant soul is a converted soul, and a converted soul is a repentant soul. Gordon B. HinckleyClosing RemarksWhat has been said by each of the speakers represents his or her prayerful attempt to impart knowledge that will inspire. General Young Women Meeting General Young Women Meeting Susan W. TannerDaughters of Heavenly FatherHeavenly Father knows you and loves you. You are His special daughter. He has a plan for you. Julie B. BeckRemembering, Repenting, and ChangingThe easiest, quickest path to happiness and peace is to repent and change as soon as we can. Elaine S. DaltonStay on the PathSometimes we think we can live on the edge and still maintain our virtue. But that is a risky place to be. Gordon B. HinckleyLet Virtue Garnish Thy Thoughts UnceasinglyThere is no limit to your potential. If you will take control of your lives, the future is filled with opportunity and gladness.