April 2018 Saturday Morning Session Saturday Morning Session Solemn AssemblyIn a solemn assembly, President Eyring presents the names of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for sustaining votes. Precious Gifts from GodPresident Ballard teaches that exercising faith in Jesus Christ and recognizing the precious gifts from God in our lives brings joy to ourselves and others. Am I a Child of God?Elder Taylor teaches how we can be strengthened through understanding our divine identity as children of God. Even as Christ Forgives You, So Also Do YeElder Echo Hawk teaches the principle of forgiveness with the example of his family forgiving a young man following an accident that took his brother’s life. The Heart of a ProphetElder Stevenson explains the divine process of the calling and sustaining of a living prophet on the earth. Until Seventy Times SevenElder Robbins teaches that sins and mistakes are part of life and that through sincere repentance, we can continually access God’s forgiveness and help. The Prophet of GodElder Andersen teaches that there is safety and peace in following the prophet, whose most important role is to point the way to the Savior. Saturday Afternoon Session Saturday Afternoon Session The Sustaining of Church OfficersPresident Oaks presents the General Officers for a sustaining vote. Church Auditing Department Report, 2017Kevin R. Jergensen, managing director of the Church Auditing Department, presents the auditing report for 2017. Meek and Lowly of HeartSharing examples of meekness from the scriptures and the lives of modern-day prophets, Elder Bednar teaches that this Christlike attribute can be developed. One More DayElder Godoy teaches about the blessings that come through sacrifice. Young Women in the WorkSister Oscarson outlines ways the young women of the Church can contribute to their wards and branches. Saving Ordinances Will Bring Us Marvelous LightElder Wakolo discusses the role of ordinances, covenants, and Jesus Christ‘s Atonement in receiving the power of godliness in our lives. Teaching in the Home—a Joyful and Sacred ResponsibilityBrother Durrant talks about the sacred parental responsibility of teaching children and describes different kinds of teaching opportunities. Family History and Temple Work: Sealing and HealingElder Renlund teaches that when we do family history and temple work for our ancestors, God bestows blessings on both sides of the veil. General Priesthood Session General Priesthood Session What Every Aaronic Priesthood Holder Needs to UnderstandBrother Holmes teaches that Aaronic Priesthood holders have an important role in helping others to receive the Savior’s atoning power in their lives. Introductory RemarksPresident Nelson announces that high priests and elders, at the ward level, will be combined into one elders quorum. The Elders QuorumElder Christofferson explains the purposes for combining elders and high priests into one elders quorum at the ward level and gives details about this change. Behold! A Royal ArmyElder Rasband shares clarifying details about changes to the organization of Melchizedek Priesthood quorums and discusses the blessings of these changes. Inspired MinisteringPresident Eyring teaches that ministering to others in the Lord’s way requires feeling love for each other and following the promptings of the Spirit. The Powers of the PriesthoodPresident Oaks shares principles governing the exercise of the Melchizedek Priesthood in the Church and in the home. Ministering with the Power and Authority of GodPresident Nelson teaches that we should minister to one another in Christ’s name, with His power and authority, and with His loving kindness. Sunday Morning Session Sunday Morning Session Take the Holy Spirit as Your GuideElder Wilson teaches principles that lead to receiving personal revelation from the Lord through the Holy Ghost. With One AccordSister Aburto teaches that to reach our divine destiny we need to follow Christ’s example of unity with His Father and be more unified with Them and each other. Pure Love: The True Sign of Every True Disciple of Jesus ChristElder De Feo teaches that the gospel is centered on pure love and that our discipleship is an expression of our love for God and one another. He That Shall Endure unto the End, the Same Shall Be SavedElder Zivic teaches the importance of enduring to the end in faith, repentance, and obedience. His Spirit to Be with YouPresident Eyring teaches about receiving the Holy Ghost, using New Testament scriptures and Joseph Smith as examples. Small and Simple ThingsPresident Oaks reminds us that small and simple things, including our small, daily positive or negative choices, over time bring about great things. Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our LivesPresident Nelson testifies that the Lord leads the Church through revelation and that personal revelation is available to everyone. Sunday Afternoon Session Sunday Afternoon Session Christ the Lord Is Risen TodayElder Gong shares his powerful witness of the resurrected Savior, Jesus Christ, and of His modern-day prophets. Prophets Speak by the Power of the Holy SpiritElder Soares testifies that prophets are led by the Holy Spirit and teach of Jesus Christ. MinisteringPresident Nelson introduces a newer, holier approach to caring for and ministering to others. “Be With and Strengthen Them”Elder Holland teaches that we should be motivated by the pure love of Christ as we become more committed to caring for and ministering to others. Ministering as the Savior DoesSister Bingham teaches about ministering to each other and gives examples of how we can follow the Savior’s example of loving service through simple acts. Behold the Man!Elder Uchtdorf testifies that the greatest day in history was when the Savior overcame sin and death. We can find joy and peace as we see Him for who He is. It Is All about PeopleBishop Caussé teaches that the Church’s strength comes from the daily actions of millions of Christ’s disciples who strive each day to follow His example. Prepare to Meet GodElder Cook teaches that we prepare to meet God by fulfilling divinely given responsibilities in missionary work, temple work, and strengthening Church members. Let Us All Press OnPresident Nelson encourages us to study the messages of this historic general conference. He announces the construction of seven new temples.