April 2008Saturday Morning SessionSaturday Morning SessionDieter F. UchtdorfThe Sustaining of Church OfficersBrothers and sisters, President Monson has requested that I now handle the business of the solemn assembly for which we are met. This is an occasion of great significance for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world.Russell M. NelsonSalvation and ExaltationIn God’s eternal plan, salvation is an individual matter; exaltation is a family matter.Ronald A. RasbandSpecial ExperiencesOur personal journey through life provides us with many special experiences that become building blocks of faith and testimony.Cheryl C. LantRighteous TraditionsAre the traditions that we are creating in our families going to make it easier for our children to follow the living prophets?Kenneth JohnsonRestoring Faith in the FamilyStable families provide the fabric that holds society together, benefiting all mankind.Joseph B. WirthlinConcern for the OneJesus Christ is our greatest example. He was surrounded by multitudes and spoke to thousands, yet He always had concern for the one.Henry B. EyringThe True and Living ChurchThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true, and it lives on.Saturday Afternoon SessionSaturday Afternoon SessionRobert W. CantwellChurch Auditing Department Report, 2007To the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsF. Michael WatsonStatistical Report, 2007Brothers and sisters, the First Presidency has issued the following report concerning the growth and activity of the Church as of December 31, 2007.Dallin H. OaksTestimonyKnowledge encourages obedience, and obedience enhances knowledge.Robert D. HalesGaining a Testimony of God the Father; His Son, Jesus Christ; and the Holy GhostWhat has been told to me … can be told to you by the Holy Spirit … according to your obedience and desires.Gerald N. LundOpening Our HeartsLet us make it a part of our everyday striving to open our hearts to the Spirit.Carlos H. AmadoService, a Divine QualityThose who serve will strive to ennoble, build, and lift their fellowmen.William R. WalkerThree Presiding High PriestsWisdom and strength will come to us as we look to the First Presidency as our ideal and our pattern of leadership.Richard G. ScottTo Heal the Shattering Consequences of AbuseThe power of healing is inherent in the Atonement of Jesus Christ.L. Tom PerryThe Gospel of Jesus ChristThe gospel teaches us all we need to know to return to live with our Father in Heaven.Priesthood SessionPriesthood SessionQuentin L. CookGive Heed unto the Prophets’ WordsAs the priesthood holders of the Church, it is our solemn responsibility to follow our prophet.H. David BurtonAnd Who Is My Neighbor?We express our deep appreciation to the many individuals … who are the good Samaritans of today.Dean R. BurgessDo You Know Who You Are?Knowing who you are makes you spiritually strong, sound, and steadfast in your priesthood duties.John M. MadsenA 12-Year-Old DeaconEach one of us, as sons of God, can fulfill our mission and destiny.Dieter F. UchtdorfA Matter of a Few DegreesThe difference between happiness and misery … often comes down to an error of only a few degrees.Henry B. EyringFaith and the Oath and Covenant of the PriesthoodGo forward in faith in keeping your covenants with God and so claim the promise He has made to you with an oath.Thomas S. MonsonExamples of RighteousnessIt is our duty to live our lives in such a way that we may be examples of righteousness.Sunday Morning SessionSunday Morning SessionDieter F. UchtdorfFaith of Our FatherTrue religion should not originate from what pleases men or the traditions of ancestors, but rather from what pleases God, our Eternal Father.D. Todd ChristoffersonBorn AgainSpiritual rebirth originates with faith in Jesus Christ, by whose grace we are changed.Sheldon F. ChildThe Best InvestmentIf you always pay an honest tithing, the Lord will bless you. It will be the best investment you will ever make.Susan W. TannerMy Soul Delighteth in the Things of the LordDelight in the things of the Lord … will “lift” our hearts and give us cause to “rejoice.”Boyd K. PackerThe TwelveFor the Church to be His Church, there must be a Quorum of the Twelve who hold the keys.Thomas S. MonsonLooking Back and Moving ForwardTogether we shall move forward doing His work.Sunday Afternoon SessionSunday Afternoon SessionJeffrey R. Holland“My Words … Never Cease”We invite all to inquire into the wonder of what God has said since biblical times and is saying even now.David A. BednarAsk in FaithMeaningful prayer requires both holy communication and consecrated work.W. Craig ZwickWe Will Not Yield, We Cannot YieldLive by your standards. Stand up for what you believe in.Robert R. SteuerThe Power of Light and TruthFor us to prosper in these times, spiritual light must burn within us.Dennis B. NeuenschwanderOne among the CrowdLet us quietly and resolutely press forward to the Savior, having faith that He cares about us and has the power to heal and save us.Lance B. WickmanTodayProvided we have so lived Today that we have claim on the Atonement’s cleansing grace, we will live forever with God.Craig C. ChristensenA Book with a PromiseI pray that we will continue to use the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ to share the gospel message with family and friends.M. Russell BallardDaughters of GodThere is no role in life more essential and more eternal than that of motherhood.Thomas S. MonsonAbundantly BlessedOur testimonies have been strengthened. I believe we are all the more determined to live the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ.General Young Women MeetingGeneral Young Women MeetingSusan W. TannerStand as a WitnessYou … can stand as a witness of God by nurturing a spirit of faith, love, peace, and testimony in your homes now.Elaine S. DaltonAt All Times, in All Things, and in All PlacesAs you stand as a witness, obey the commandments, and press forward with “a steadfastness in Christ,” you will never be alone.Mary N. CookAnchors of TestimonyStrengthen your faith by following this pattern of prayer, study, and obedience to the commandments.Henry B. EyringWalk in the LightYou make choices every day and almost every hour that keep you walking in the light or moving away toward darkness.