What’s Up?

    “What’s Up?” New Era, Mar. 2005, 40

    What’s Up?

    “A Great and a Marvelous Work”
    Saturday, March 26, 2005
    Conference Center

    “All of us will be tested. And all of us need true friends to love us, to listen to us, to show us the way, and to testify of truth to us so that we may retain the companionship of the Holy Ghost. You must be such a true friend.”
    —Elder Henry B. Eyring of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “True Friends,” Ensign, May 2002, 29.

    General Young Women Meeting

    The theme of this meeting refers to the Restoration of the gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith. All young women 12 to 18 years of age, their mothers, and Young Women leaders are invited to attend the meeting or view it on television, listen to it on the radio, or access it via the Internet at www.lds.org/broadcast

    For those who receive KBYU or BYU-TV, note the following times for the initial broadcast and later rebroadcast:



    8 p.m. Eastern

    10 p.m. Eastern

    7 p.m. Central

    9 p.m. Central

    6 p.m. Mountain

    8 p.m. Mountain

    5 p.m. Pacific

    7 p.m. Pacific

    If you live in an area that does not receive KBYU or BYU-TV, contact your priesthood leaders for a viewing time and place. Information about international broadcast times is also available at www.lds.org/broadcast

    “In 1 Nephi 14:7, the Lamb of God says, “I will work a great and a marvelous work among the children of men; a work which shall be everlasting.” I would like every young woman to know that Joseph Smith was the Lord’s instrument in restoring the Church of Jesus Christ upon the earth. All of our work rests upon our testimonies of Joseph Smith as the prophet of the Restoration.”
    —Susan W. Tanner, Young Women general president

    To prepare for the general Young Women meeting:

    • Read Joseph Smith—History in the Pearl of Great Price.

    • Memorize the words to “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer” (Hymns, no. 26) or “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, no. 19).

    Be Prepared … for Conference

    Consider this method for finding personal answers to your questions and individual help for your challenges during general conference. You’ll be amazed at how much you can hear when you’re really listening.

    1. Write a list of questions, concerns, or problems you want and need spiritual direction on. Be specific and list anything that is important to you. (For example: How can I get along with my brothers and sisters better? How can I do better in school?)

    2. Pray every morning and night about the items on your list. Ask specifically to find answers in conference.

    3. Arrange your schedule so you can watch, listen to, or read the sessions of conference without being distracted. Try to get enough sleep before conference begins so you won’t be tired and can focus on the talks.

    4. Listen for the answers. Many times direct answers will come in a talk, but other times they may come as you listen to the music or prayers or reread the talks in the Ensign. Be open to the promptings of the Spirit.

    Test Your LDS I.Q.

    You’ve probably been singing “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” (Children’s Songbook, 57) since you were in Primary; now you can check to see how well you’ve been listening. Fill in the crossword puzzle to test your knowledge of the parables of Jesus. You can find the answers and refresh your memory by turning to the scripture references.

    Crossword puzzle


    1. Precious gem of great price (Matt. 13:45–46)

    2. Lamp fuel (Matt. 25:1–13)

    3. Event to separate wheat and tares (Matt. 13:24–30)

    4. Return of the ___ son (Luke 15:11–32)

    5. Containers for new wine (two words) (Mark 2:22)

    6. Five wise, five foolish (Matt. 25:1–13)

    7. Don’t put your candle under this (Matt. 5:14–16)

    8. The least of seeds (Matt. 13:31–32)


    1. More humble than the Pharisee (Luke 18:9–14)

    2. Percentage of lost sheep (Luke 15:3–7)

    3. It’s in your brother’s eye (Luke 6:41)

    4. Compassionate passerby (Luke 10:30–37)

    5. Behold, a ___ went forth to sow (Matt. 13:3–9)

    6. Beggar at the rich man’s gate (Luke 16:19–31)

    7. The unwise servant got only one, and he lost it (Matt. 25:14–30)

    8. Divided from the sheep (Matt. 25:31–34)

    9. The foolish man’s foundation (Matt. 7:24–27)


    It Happened in March

    March 26, 1830 The first copies of the Book of Mormon were available at the Grandin bookshop in Palmyra, New York.

    March 1, 1842 The Times and Seasons published Joseph Smith’s Wentworth Letter, which gave a short history of the Church and statements that are now called the Articles of Faith.

    March 12, 1961 The Holland Stake was organized in the Hague, Netherlands (above). It was the first non–English-speaking stake in the Church.

    March 6, 1999 President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple (below).