October 2016 General Women’s Session General Women’s Session I Will Bring the Light of the Gospel into My HomeSister Bingham teaches that we can share the light of the gospel by being kind and nonjudgmental and by developing the gift of charity. The Master HealerSister Stephens testifies of the Savior’s power to heal us from our sins, from the unrighteous actions of others, and from difficulties of mortality. Rise Up in Strength, Sisters in ZionSister Oscarson teaches sisters that they need to rise up to become women of faith by studying and having a testimony of the essential doctrines of the gospel. Fourth Floor, Last DoorPresident Uchtdorf encourages sisters to live in faith, search diligently, walk in righteousness, and seek God with all their hearts. Saturday Morning Session Saturday Morning Session O How Great the Plan of Our God!President Uchtdorf urges us not to take for granted the truths of Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation but to remember them with wonder and awe. “Come, Follow Me” by Practicing Christian Love and ServiceElder Hales encourages followers of Jesus Christ to replace contention with Christlike love and kindness, which will help reduce spiritual suffering. The Soul’s Sincere DesireSister McConkie teaches that our prayers involve all three members of the Godhead: we pray to the Father in the name of Christ by the power of the Holy Ghost. “A Choice Seer Will I Raise Up”Elder Christensen reminds us that through Joseph Smith’s foretold mission as Prophet of the Restoration, we enjoy the fruits and blessings of the Restoration. The Lord Jesus Christ Teaches Us to PrayElder Uceda encourages members to pray from the heart, to pray before making important decisions, noting that prayer is a sacred moment. Am I Good Enough? Will I Make It?Elder Cornish explains that as long as we keep trying to live the commandments, repent, and rely on Christ, we will be worthy to return to live with God. A Witness of GodElder Andersen teaches that we should share the gospel with others by being witnesses of God at all times and in all places. Saturday Afternoon Session Saturday Afternoon Session The Sustaining of Church OfficersPresident Eyring presents the names of General Authorities and General Officers for a sustaining vote. Valiant in the Testimony of JesusElder Cook teaches that in order for us to be valiant in the testimony of Jesus Christ, we need to avoid the stumbling blocks that can impede our progress. Look to the Book, Look to the LordElder Stevenson explains how the Book of Mormon is the keystone of our religion and how members can gain a testimony of it by reading it. “Abide in My Love”Elder Christofferson explains that God’s love is infinite and eternal but His greater blessings are conditioned on obedience. For Our Spiritual Development and LearningElder Bassett teaches how patience, faith, and obedience can help us gain spiritual knowledge. Be Ambitious for ChristElder Yamashita encourages us to be “ambitious for Christ” by serving faithfully and diligently without complaint and by enduring trials joyfully. Sharing the Restored GospelElder Oaks teaches that sharing the gospel is a joyful privilege and provides ideas to help members fulfill this responsibility effectively. Priesthood Session Priesthood Session Emissaries to the ChurchElder Holland reminds priesthood leaders of the importance of caring for individuals and families through heartfelt home teaching. There Is Power in the BookElder Curtis teaches how developing a testimony of the Book of Mormon can bless our lives and bring us closer to Christ. Learn from Alma and AmulekPresident Uchtdorf asks priesthood holders what they can learn from Alma in finding Amuleks, and whether they’ve become like Amulek in their discipleship. That He May Become Strong AlsoPresident Eyring encourages Melchizedek Priesthood holders to help others, especially Aaronic Priesthood holders, prepare for future service. Principles and PromisesPresident Monson testifies of the blessings that come as we obey the Word of Wisdom. Sunday Morning Session Sunday Morning Session The Perfect Path to HappinessPresident Monson testifies of the truthfulness of the plan of salvation, centered on Jesus Christ. We have a mandate to share and live the truth. Joy and Spiritual SurvivalPresident Nelson teaches that we can have joy in the midst of any circumstance if we are focused on Jesus Christ and the plan of salvation. The Sacrament Can Help Us Become HolyElder Meurs teaches how we can better prepare for and participate in the ordinance of the sacrament. The Great Plan of RedemptionSister Reeves shares stories of individuals who feel the peace, joy, and blessings of sincerely repenting and parking of the Savior’s Atonement. To Whom Shall We Go?Elder Ballard asks us to consider where we will turn to if we turn away from the Church of Jesus Christ when our faith is tested. If we stay, we are blessed. The Blessings of WorshipBishop Davies teaches us what true worship of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ is and how we can have the blessings that accompany it. The Righteous JudgeElder Robbins shares the importance of judging in righteousness and of teaching and correcting others with love, as the Savior would. Gratitude on the Sabbath DayPresident Eyring teaches that the Sabbath day is a time to be grateful for blessings and to remember and fulfill our covenant to serve others. Sunday Afternoon Session Sunday Afternoon Session “If Ye Had Known Me”Elder Bednar describes the process of coming to know the Savior, which includes exercising faith in Him, following Him, serving Him, and believing Him. The Doctrine of ChristBrother Ashton teaches that the doctrine of Christ includes faith, repentance, baptism, the sacrament, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. ServeElder Cook teaches that although Church callings can be challenging, we are blessed as we serve with faith and dedication. Lest Thou ForgetElder Rasband speaks to those who seek to fortify their faith, reminding them of God’s love and encouraging them to remember and record spiritual experiences. God Shall Wipe Away All TearsElder Schmutz testifies that as we exercise faith in the Savior, He will lift us and carry us through our trials. No Greater Joy Than to Know That They KnowElder Nattress encourages all to help children know and feel the love of Heavenly Father and the Savior. Repentance: A Joyful ChoiceElder Renlund teaches that repentance is a choice we can make because of the Savior’s Atonement and that repenting can lead to joy.