October 2017 General Women’s Session General Women’s Session Sharon EubankTurn On Your LightSister Eubank encourages Latter-day Saint women to follow the charge given by President Spencer W. Kimball to be righteous, articulate, different, and distinct. Neill F. MarriottAbiding in God and Repairing the BreachSister Marriott shares God‘s invitation to draw near unto Him and testifies of the Savior’s power to close the gap that separates us from Him. Joy D. JonesValue beyond MeasureSister Jones teaches that the Spirit can confirm to us the truth of our divine worth. Our love for the Savior can help us overcome weaknesses and self-doubts. Dieter F. UchtdorfThree SistersPresident Uchtdorf tells a parable of three sisters—sad, mad, and glad—to teach that we are children of God and that the path of discipleship leads to joy. Saturday Morning Session Saturday Morning Session Dieter F. UchtdorfA Yearning for HomePresident Uchtdorf teaches that turning to the Lord will make our lives better and will help us make the lives of others better. Bonnie L. OscarsonThe Needs before UsSister Oscarson teaches us to serve those closest to us: our families, friends, ward and community members. The essence of living the gospel is service. Dallin H. OaksThe Plan and the ProclamationElder Oaks describes how the doctrine in the family proclamation helps prepare us for exaltation and guides us through modern challenges that face the family. John C. Pingree Jr.“I Have a Work for Thee”Elder Pingree testifies that God has a work for all of us. He also shares principles to help us perform that work and warns of ways Satan will oppose us. D. Todd ChristoffersonThe Living Bread Which Came Down from HeavenElder Christofferson invites us to pursue holiness by accepting the Savior’s invitation to figuratively partake of His flesh and drink His blood. Jeffrey R. HollandBe Ye Therefore Perfect—EventuallyElder Holland teaches that in responding to the commandment to be perfect, we should not get discouraged but should persevere to achieve the goal in eternity. Saturday Afternoon Session Saturday Afternoon Session Henry B. EyringThe Sustaining of Church OfficersPresident Eyring presents the names of general Church leaders for a sustaining vote. Gary E. StevensonSpiritual EclipseElder Stevenson likens a solar eclipse to a spiritual eclipse. A gospel perspective can help us overcome pride and use social media to inspire others. Stephen W. OwenRepentance Is Always PositiveBrother Owen teaches that repentance is a gift offered by the Savior. Like the prodigal son, we make daily choices that will lead us to our Heavenly Father. Quentin L. CookThe Eternal EverydayElder Cook teaches that humility is essential in helping the Lord establish His Church and in helping prepare individuals to meet God. Ronald A. RasbandBy Divine DesignElder Rasband explains that our lives are part of the Lord’s divine design and that He will guide us when we strive to be righteous. O. Vincent HaleckThe Heart of the WidowElder Haleck encourages us to have the “widow’s heart,” promising that the Lord will bless us as we do all we can to help to build up the kingdom of God. Russell M. NelsonThe Book of Mormon: What Would Your Life Be Like without It?President Nelson explains the importance of the Book of Mormon, testifies that it teaches of Christ, and encourages us to prayerfully study it every day. General Priesthood Session General Priesthood Session Dale G. RenlundThe Priesthood and the Savior’s Atoning PowerElder Renlund teaches that the role of the priesthood is to deliver to God’s children the opportunity to benefit from the Savior’s atoning power. David F. EvansThe Truth of All ThingsElder Evans teaches that we can strengthen our testimonies by sincerely seeking answers, studying the scriptures, repenting, and keeping the commandments. Richard J. MaynesEarning the Trust of the Lord and Your FamilyElder Maynes teaches that earning the trust of the Lord requires us to first trust Him. Having “integrity of heart” will help us be true to our covenants. Dieter F. UchtdorfBearers of Heavenly LightPresident Uchtdorf teaches priesthood holders that they are bearers of God’s light, which can bring spiritual healing to those in darkness. Henry B. EyringThe Lord Leads His ChurchPresident Eyring teaches us that the Lord leads His Church through prophets and that we need to have faith to sustain those called to lead in the Church. Sunday Morning Session Sunday Morning Session Jean B. BinghamThat Your Joy Might Be FullSister Bingham teaches that, despite the difficulties of mortal life, we can turn to Jesus Christ as the source of all healing, peace, and eternal progress. Donald L. HallstromHas the Day of Miracles Ceased?Elder Hallstrom teaches about different kinds of miracles and testifies of the spiritual miracles that we can all receive through the gospel. David A. BednarExceeding Great and Precious PromisesElder Bednar teaches about focusing on the promises of the gospel and how the Sabbath day, the temple, and our homes can help us remember these promises. W. Christopher WaddellTurn to the LordBishop Waddell teaches that despite the challenges that life brings to us all, we can choose to turn to the Savior, receive His help, and live rewarding lives. W. Craig ZwickLord, Wilt Thou Cause That My Eyes May Be OpenedElder Zwick teaches us how focusing on Jesus Christ can help us to look beyond what we literally see so that we can regard others as He sees them. Henry B. EyringFear Not to Do GoodPresident Eyring teaches that as we study the Book of Mormon, increase our faith in Jesus Christ, we will overcome fear and have a desire to help those in need. Sunday Afternoon Session Sunday Afternoon Session M. Russell BallardThe Trek Continues!Elder Ballard teaches us that while we remember the Mormon pioneer trek, we must also trek through our lives with faith in God and compassion for others. Tad R. CallisterGod’s Compelling Witness: The Book of MormonBrother Callister describes how critics of the Church try but fail to disprove the Book of Mormon. He testifies that Joseph Smith translated it by revelation. Joni L. KochApart, but Still OneElder Koch teaches about the importance of being united with our Church leaders and fellow members. Stanley G. EllisDo We Trust Him? Hard Is GoodElder Ellis teaches that the Lord trust us. Do we have the faith to trust Him? Hard experiences can make us stronger and more humble. Adilson de Paula ParrellaEssential Truths—Our Need to ActElder Parrella reminds us that the First Vision and the Prophet Joseph Smith brought forth truths that are essential to our happiness and exaltation. Ian S. ArdernSeek Ye Out of the Best BooksElder Ardern teaches how fortifying our testimonies of Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon can help increase our faith as we face opposition and questions. José L. AlonsoLove One Another as He Has Loved UsElder Alonso teaches us how we can follow the Savior’s example of love by serving and forgiving others. Neil L. AndersenThe Voice of the LordElder Andersen testifies that the Lord’s prophets and apostles speak for Him, and he invites us to listen to and follow their counsel.