October 2018 Saturday Morning Session Saturday Morning Session Opening RemarksPresident Nelson announces that it is time for a home-centered Church, reflected in organizational adjustments that will strengthen individuals and families. Deep and Lasting Conversion to Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus ChristElder Cook announces adjustments to the Sunday meeting schedule and new curriculum, both of which are intended to balance gospel learning at home and at church. Lift Up Your Head and RejoiceBrother Brough teaches that we can find joy even amid trials as we face hard things in the Lord’s way. Laying the Foundation of a Great WorkElder Bangerter teaches us how we lay a gospel foundation in our families by teaching our children the gospel and establishing righteous traditions. Be Not TroubledElder Rasband reminds us that despite the perilous times we live in, we do not need to fear if we keep focused on our faith in Jesus Christ. Gather Together in One All Things in ChristElder Bednar teaches that as we link various gospel principles and practices together in Christ, we gain perspective and increased spiritual capacity. Truth and the PlanPresident Oaks teaches that we should seek truth from trustworthy sources and shares some fundamental truths that explain why Latter-day Saints live as we do. Saturday Afternoon Session Saturday Afternoon Session The Sustaining of Church OfficersPresident Eyring presents the names of General Authorities for a sustaining vote. Firm and Steadfast in the Faith of ChristElder Christofferson teaches that we can become firm and steadfast in the faith by making the gospel the defining focus of our lives. Come, Listen to a Prophet’s VoiceBishop Dean M. Davies teaches about the role of a prophet and essential elements of a testimony, including the Book of Mormon and faith in Jesus Christ. One in ChristElder Soares teaches how we can better encourage, help, and support recent converts and those who are interested in the Church. Our Campfire of FaithElder Gong teaches about creativity, faith, and ministering and how our efforts in these areas can enrich and encourage us. All Must Take upon Them the Name Given of the FatherElder Pieper teaches what it means to take upon us the name of Jesus Christ. Believe, Love, DoElder Uchtdorf teaches that the Church is a place of growth where our belief in God, our love for Him and others, and our obedience bring meaning and happiness. General Women’s Session General Women’s Session For HimSister Jones teaches how we can serve others by loving and serving Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Divine DiscontentSister Craig encourages sisters to welcome feelings of discontent that inspire them to improve—to act in faith, to do good, and to rely on Jesus Christ. The Joy of Unselfish ServiceSister Franco teaches that we should follow the Savior’s example of service, sacrifice, and love. Women and Gospel Learning in the HomePresident Eyring teaches that we can look to the Savior as our perfect example as we strive to emphasize gospel learning in our homes. Parents and ChildrenPresident Oaks encourages women in shepherding God’s children along the covenant path and counsels young women to limit cell phone usage and be kind to others. Sisters’ Participation in the Gathering of IsraelPresident Nelson testifies of the great influence of women and the spiritual gifts they have. He invites them to use their gifts to help gather Israel. Sunday Morning Session Sunday Morning Session The Vision of the Redemption of the DeadPresident Ballard describes personal events in Joseph F. Smith’s life that put the revelation on the redemption of the dead contained in D&C 138 into context. Becoming a ShepherdSister Cordon teaches that ministering to the Lord’s sheep entails knowing and numbering them, watching over them, and gathering them into the fold of God. The Ministry of ReconciliationElder Holland encourages us to be forgiving and to labor with the Savior as peacemakers, that we might be reconciled with God and with each other. The Role of the Book of Mormon in ConversionElder Bowens testifies of the converting power of the Book of Mormon and how it is the means by which we can gather Israel in the last days. WoundedElder Andersen encourages those who suffer from physical or spiritual wounds to increase their faith in Jesus Christ and seek His healing power. The Correct Name of the ChurchPresident Nelson teaches us to call the Church by its correct name, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sunday Afternoon Session Sunday Afternoon Session Try, Try, TryPresident Eyring teaches us that the Savior will carry us through our trials and we will take His name upon us as we pray for His love and share it with others. The FatherBrother Ashton teaches key doctrinal points about Heavenly Father to help us better understand His true character and exercise faith in Him and His Son. Taking upon Ourselves the Name of Jesus ChristElder Gay teaches that we can take upon ourselves the name of Christ by seeing as He sees, serving as He served, and trusting that His grace is sufficient. Wilt Thou Be Made Whole?Elder Carpenter teaches that the Savior can heal us physically and spiritually. Choose You This DayElder Renlund teaches that eternal happiness will come as we choose to follow God’s plan and join Him in His work. Now Is the TimeElder Gerard teaches the importance of separating ourselves from the world and reflecting on the truths of the gospel. Shepherding SoulsElder Stevenson teaches that we have a responsibility to minister to others, shepherding them toward the temple and ultimately to the Savior. Becoming Exemplary Latter-day SaintsPresident Nelson announces 12 new temples. He also encourages us to study the conference messages and apply them in our lives.