October 2013 Saturday Morning Session Saturday Morning Session Thomas S. MonsonWelcome to ConferenceIt is my prayer that we may be filled with the Spirit of the Lord as we listen and learn. Robert D. HalesGeneral Conference: Strengthening Faith and TestimonyOh, how we need general conference! Through conferences our faith is fortified and our testimonies deepened. Ulisses SoaresBe Meek and Lowly of HeartBeing meek does not mean weakness, but it does mean behaving with goodness and kindness. Carole M. StephensDo We Know What We Have?Priesthood ordinances and covenants provide access to the fulness of the blessings promised to us by God, which are made possible by the Savior’s Atonement. Edward DubeLook Ahead and BelieveIn the sight of the Lord, it is not so much what we have done or where we have been but much more where we are willing to go. David A. BednarThe Windows of HeavenSpiritual and temporal blessings come into our lives as we live the law of tithing. Dieter F. UchtdorfCome, Join with UsRegardless of your circumstances, your personal history, or the strength of your testimony, there is room for you in this Church. Saturday Afternoon Session Saturday Afternoon Session Henry B. EyringThe Sustaining of Church Officers Boyd K. PackerThe Key to Spiritual ProtectionPeace can be settled in the heart of each who turns to the scriptures and unlocks the promises of protection and redemption. D. Todd ChristoffersonThe Moral Force of WomenYour intuition is to do good and to be good, and as you follow the Holy Spirit, your moral authority and influence will grow. S. Gifford NielsenHastening the Lord’s Game Plan!We each must develop and carry out our own personal game plan to serve with enthusiasm alongside the full-time missionaries. Arnulfo ValenzuelaSmall and Simple ThingsLet us reach out to others with faith and with love. Timothy J. DychesWilt Thou Be Made Whole?As we repent and become converted to the Lord, we become whole, and our guilt is swept away. Jeffrey R. HollandLike a Broken VesselHow do you best respond when mental or emotional challenges confront you or those you love? M. Russell BallardPut Your Trust in the LordBecome engaged in doing what you can in sharing the great message of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Priesthood Session Priesthood Session L. Tom PerryThe Doctrines and Principles Contained in the Articles of FaithEach article of faith adds unique value to our understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Gérald CausséYe Are No More StrangersIn this Church there are no strangers and no outcasts. There are only brothers and sisters. Randy D. FunkCalled of Him to Declare His WordIf you are humble and obedient and hearken to the voice of the Spirit, you will find great happiness in your service as a missionary. Dieter F. UchtdorfYou Can Do It Now!As long as we are willing to rise up again and continue on the path, … we can learn something from failure and become better and happier. Henry B. EyringBind Up Their WoundsI pray that we may prepare ourselves to give whatever priesthood service the Lord may set before us on our mortal journey. Thomas S. MonsonTrue ShepherdsHome teaching answers many prayers and permits us to see the transformations which can take place in people’s lives. Sunday Morning Session Sunday Morning Session Henry B. EyringTo My GrandchildrenThere is one overarching commandment that will help us to meet the challenges and lead to the heart of a happy family life. Dallin H. OaksNo Other GodsAre we serving priorities or gods ahead of the God we profess to worship? Bonnie L. OscarsonBe Ye ConvertedTrue conversion occurs as you continue to act upon the doctrines you know are true and keep the commandments, day after day, month after month. Richard J. MaynesThe Strength to EndureOur ability to endure to the end in righteousness will be in direct proportion to the strength of our testimony and the depth of our conversion. Richard G. ScottPersonal Strength through the Atonement of Jesus ChristThrough the Atonement of Jesus Christ, each of us can become clean and the burden of our rebellion will be lifted. Thomas S. Monson“I Will Not Fail Thee, nor Forsake Thee”Our Heavenly Father … knows that we learn and grow and become stronger as we face and survive the trials through which we must pass. Sunday Afternoon Session Sunday Afternoon Session Quentin L. CookLamentations of Jeremiah: Beware of BondageOur challenge is to avoid bondage of any kind, help the Lord gather His elect, and sacrifice for the rising generation. Neil L. AndersenPower in the PriesthoodA man may open the drapes so the warm sunlight comes into the room, but the man does not own the sun or the light or the warmth it brings. David M. McConkieTeaching with the Power and Authority of GodThe Lord has provided the way for every worthy Latter-day Saint to teach in the Savior’s way. Kevin S. HamiltonContinually Holding FastMay we continually hold fast to the iron rod that leads to the presence of our Heavenly Father. Adrián OchoaLook UpToday is the time to look to the Source of truth and ensure that our testimonies are strong. Terence M. VinsonDrawing Closer to GodOur Savior wants us to really love Him to the point that we want to align our will with His. Russell M. NelsonDecisions for EternityThe wise use of your freedom to make your own decisions is crucial to your spiritual growth, now and for eternity. Thomas S. MonsonTill We Meet AgainMay we show increased kindness toward one another, and may we ever be found doing the work of the Lord. General Relief Society Meeting General Relief Society Meeting Linda K. BurtonThe Power, Joy, and Love of Covenant KeepingI invite each of us to evaluate how much we love the Savior, using as a measure how joyfully we keep our covenants. Carole M. StephensWe Have Great Reason to RejoiceWhen you love, watch over, and serve others in small and simple ways, you are actively participating in the work of salvation. Linda S. ReevesClaim the Blessings of Your CovenantsAs we renew and honor our covenants, our burdens can be lightened and we can continually become purified and strengthened. Thomas S. MonsonWe Never Walk AloneYou will one day stand aside and look at your difficult times, and you will realize that He was always there beside you.