April 2016 General Women’s Session General Women’s Session Cheryl A. EsplinHe Asks Us to Be His HandsSister Esplin teaches how to follow the Savior’s example of love and service. Neill F. MarriottWhat Shall We Do?Sister Marriott teaches sisters that they can build the Lord’s kingdom by nurturing others and by speaking, teaching, and testifying of gospel truths such as th Linda K. Burton“I Was a Stranger”Linda K. Burton encourages women to help refugees in their communities. Henry B. EyringTrust in That Spirit Which Leadeth to Do GoodPresident Eyring invites sisters to serve those in need, in the spirit of love and humility, trusting that God will prepare the way. Saturday Morning Session Saturday Morning Session Henry B. EyringWhere Two or Three Are GatheredPresident Eyring promises that the Lord will be near during conference and that listeners’ faith will be strengthened as they listen to and pray for speakers. Mary R. DurhamA Child’s Guiding GiftSister Durham teaches parents how to help their children feel and recognize the still, small voice of the Holy Ghost. Donald L. HallstromI Am a Child of GodElder Hallstrom teaches about the importance of knowing that God is the Father of our spirits. Gary E. StevensonWhere Are the Keys and Authority of the Priesthood?Elder Stevenson teaches about how priesthood keys and authority were restored and how they can bless young men and young women. Kevin R. DuncanThe Healing Ointment of ForgivenessElder Duncan teaches that if we turn to the Savior, He will heal us and help us to forgive those who injure us. Steven E. SnowBe Thou HumbleElder Snow teaches about the importance of humility in gaining the blessings of the gospel. He also teaches about learning truths from the hymns. Dale G. Renlund“That I Might Draw All Men unto Me”Elder Renlund shows how drawing closer to God, particularly through the sacrament, can replace selfishness, entitlement, and skepticism with love and gratitude. Saturday Afternoon Session Saturday Afternoon Session Dieter F. UchtdorfThe Sustaining of Church OfficersPresident Uchtdorf presents names of General Authorities and other Church leaders for sustaining vote; he also announces the release of various leaders. Kevin R. JergensenChurch Auditing Department Report, 2015Kevin R. Jergensen presents the Church auditing report. Brook P. HalesStatistical Report, 2015Brook P. Hales presents the Church statistical report for 2015. Ronald A. RasbandStanding with the Leaders of the ChurchElder Rasband teaches that as we choose to follow the leaders of the Church we are following the Lord. Neil L. Andersen“Whoso Receiveth Them, Receiveth Me”Elder Andersen counsels members to be thoughtful and sensitive regarding children and youth whose family life is not ideal. Mervyn B. ArnoldTo the Rescue: We Can Do ItElder Arnold teaches about the importance of going to the rescue and testifies that the Lord has provided the tools necessary for us to be successful. Jairo MazzagardiThe Sacred Place of RestorationElder Mazzagardi tells of his conversion. He wondered how there could’ve been crowds of people in Palmyra in Joseph Smith’s time. He visits Palmyra. David A. BednarAlways Retain a Remission of Your SinsElder Bednar teaches about how priesthood ordinances help us retain a remission of our sins. M. Russell BallardFamily CouncilsElder Ballard encourages members to follow a divine pattern by holding family councils, setting aside technology, and listening to one another. General Priesthood Session General Priesthood Session Russell M. NelsonThe Price of Priesthood PowerPresident Nelson counsels the men and young men of the Church about how they can receive and use true priesthood power. Stephen W. OwenThe Greatest Leaders Are the Greatest FollowersStephen W. Owen teaches priesthood holders that in God’s eyes, the greatest leaders—like Jesus Christ—have always been the greatest followers. Dieter F. UchtdorfIn Praise of Those Who SavePresident Uchtdorf presents basic gospel principles that will help us preserve strong and happy marriages and families. Henry B. EyringEternal FamiliesPresident Eyring teaches that celestial marriage is central to everything we do and that each priesthood holder should make families the focus of his efforts. Thomas S. MonsonA Sacred TrustPresident Monson encourages priesthood holders to be worthy of the priesthood and prepared to use it to bless others. Sunday Morning Session Sunday Morning Session Thomas S. MonsonChoicesPresident Monson teaches about the importance of making good choices and of choosing to build faith within ourselves. Bonnie L. OscarsonDo I Believe?Sister Oscarson teaches that to believe in the Church means getting the gospel from our heads into our hearts so we will not be swayed by doubts and criticism. W. Christopher WaddellA Pattern for PeaceBishop Waddell shares a pattern to help us find safety and peace: Learn of Christ, listen to His words, and walk in the meekness of His Spirit. D. Todd ChristoffersonFathersElder Christofferson speaks of the important role of fathers in society, in the family, and in Heavenly Father’s plan for His children. Quentin L. CookSee Yourself in the TempleElder Cook encourages members to see themselves in the temple and to make any changes necessary to be able to participate in temple worship. Dieter F. UchtdorfHe Will Place You on His Shoulders and Carry You HomePresident Uchtdorf testifies of God’s love for all of His children and teaches that the Savior will rescue all who come unto Him. Sunday Afternoon Session Sunday Afternoon Session Robert D. HalesThe Holy GhostElder Hales teaches us about the blessings and responsibilities associated with the gift of the Holy Ghost. Gerrit W. GongAlways Remember HimElder Gong gives six suggestions for how we can better fulfill our covenant to always remember the Savior. Patrick KearonRefuge from the StormElder Kearon recounts the service of Church members to refugees and encourages members to continue to help. Dallin H. OaksOpposition in All ThingsElder Oaks teaches how various forms of opposition in mortality help to further our growth. Kent F. RichardsThe Power of GodlinessElder Richards teaches that the power of godliness comes to us through the covenants and ordinances of the temple. Paul V. JohnsonAnd There Shall Be No More DeathElder Johnson tells of his daughter who passed away from cancer. He testifies of the reality of the Savior’s Resurrection and the Resurrection of all mankind. Jeffrey R. HollandTomorrow the Lord Will Do Wonders among YouElder Holland encourages Church members to do the best they can to live the gospel and testifies that God’s love and help will be with them.