April 2012 Saturday Morning Session Saturday Morning Session Thomas S. MonsonAs We Gather Once AgainOur Heavenly Father is mindful of each of us and our needs. May we be filled with His Spirit as we partake of the proceedings of this conference. Boyd K. PackerAnd a Little Child Shall Lead ThemHusbands and wives should understand that their first calling—from which they will never be released—is to one another and then to their children. Cheryl A. EsplinTeaching Our Children to UnderstandTeaching our children to understand is more than just imparting information. It’s helping our children get the doctrine into their hearts. Donald L. HallstromConverted to His Gospel through His ChurchThe purpose of the Church is to help us live the gospel. Paul E. KoellikerHe Truly Loves UsBecause of the heaven-designed pattern of the family, we more fully understand how our Heavenly Father truly loves each of us equally and fully. Dallin H. OaksSacrificeOur lives of service and sacrifice are the most appropriate expressions of our commitment to serve the Master and our fellowmen. Henry B. EyringMountains to ClimbIf we have faith in Jesus Christ, the hardest as well as the easiest times in life can be a blessing. Saturday Afternoon Session Saturday Afternoon Session Dieter F. UchtdorfThe Sustaining of Church Officers Robert W. CantwellChurch Auditing Department Report, 2011To the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brook P. HalesStatistical Report, 2011For the information of the members of the Church, the First Presidency has issued the following statistical report concerning the growth and status of the Church as of December 31, 2011. Jeffrey R. HollandThe Laborers in the VineyardPlease listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit telling you right now, this very moment, that you should accept the atoning gift of the Lord Jesus Christ. Robert D. HalesComing to Ourselves: The Sacrament, the Temple, and Sacrifice in ServiceWe become converted and spiritually self-reliant as we prayerfully live our covenants. Ulisses SoaresAbide in the Lord’s Territory!Our daily question must be, “Do my actions place me in the Lord’s or in the enemy’s territory?” David S. BaxterFaith, Fortitude, Fulfillment: A Message to Single ParentsYou are striving to raise your children in righteousness and truth, knowing that while you cannot change the past, you can shape the future. Quentin L. CookIn Tune with the Music of FaithGod loves all His children. He wants all of them to return to Him. He desires everyone to be in tune with the sacred music of faith. Richard G. ScottHow to Obtain Revelation and Inspiration for Your Personal LifeWhy does the Lord want us to pray to Him and to ask? Because that is how revelation is received. Priesthood Session Priesthood Session David A. BednarThe Powers of HeavenPriesthood holders young and old need both authority and power—the necessary permission and the spiritual capacity to represent God in the work of salvation. Richard C. EdgleyThe Rescue for Real GrowthSaving souls is the work the Savior has called all of us to do. Adrián OchoaAaronic Priesthood: Arise and Use the Power of GodThe priesthood needs to be exercised to accomplish any good. You are called to “arise and shine forth,” not to hide your light in darkness. Dieter F. UchtdorfThe Why of Priesthood ServiceUnderstanding the why of the gospel and the why of the priesthood will help us to see the divine purpose of all of this. Henry B. EyringFamilies under CovenantThere is nothing that has come or will come into your family as important as the sealing blessings. Thomas S. MonsonWilling and Worthy to ServeMiracles are everywhere to be found when the priesthood is understood, its power is honored and used properly, and faith is exerted. Sunday Morning Session Sunday Morning Session Dieter F. UchtdorfThe Merciful Obtain MercyWhen our hearts are filled with the love of God, we become “kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving.” Russell M. NelsonThanks Be to GodHow much better it would be if all could be more aware of God’s providence and love and express that gratitude to Him. Ronald A. RasbandSpecial LessonsIt is my hope and prayer that we will continue to bear nobly our burdens and to reach out to those among us who are suffering. Julie B. BeckThe Vision of Prophets regarding Relief Society: Faith, Family, ReliefFaith, family, and relief—these three simple words have come to express the vision of prophets for sisters in the Church. D. Todd ChristoffersonThe Doctrine of ChristIn the Church today, just as anciently, establishing the doctrine of Christ or correcting doctrinal deviations is a matter of divine revelation. Thomas S. MonsonThe Race of LifeWhere did we come from? Why are we here? Where do we go after this life? No longer need these universal questions remain unanswered. Sunday Afternoon Session Sunday Afternoon Session L. Tom PerryThe Power of DeliveranceWe can be delivered from the ways of evil and wickedness by turning to the teachings of the holy scriptures. M. Russell BallardThat the Lost May Be FoundAs you seek to live the gospel and doctrine of Christ, the Holy Ghost will guide you and your family. O. Vincent HaleckHaving the Vision to DoIf we are to prosper rather than perish, we must gain a vision of ourselves as the Savior sees us. Larry Y. WilsonOnly upon the Principles of RighteousnessWise parents prepare their children to get along without them. They provide opportunities for growth as children acquire the spiritual maturity to exercise their agency properly. David F. EvansWas It Worth It?The work of naturally and normally sharing the gospel with those we care about and love will be the work and joy of our lives. Paul B. PieperTo Hold SacredSacred things are to be treated with more care, given greater deference, and regarded with deeper reverence. Neil L. AndersenWhat Thinks Christ of Me?As you love Him, trust Him, believe Him, and follow Him, you will feel His love and approval. Thomas S. MonsonAs We Close This ConferenceMay you ponder the truths you have heard, and may they help you to become even better than you were when conference began. General Young Women Meeting General Young Women Meeting Ann M. DibbArise and Shine ForthOne of the greatest ways we can arise and shine forth is to confidently obey the commandments of God. Mary N. CookSeek Learning: You Have a Work to DoBless your children and your future home by learning as much as you can now. Elaine S. DaltonNow Is the Time to Arise and Shine!As daughters of God, you were born to lead. Thomas S. MonsonBelieve, Obey, and EndureBelieve that remaining strong and faithful to the truths of the gospel is of utmost importance. I testify that it is!