Learning from Conference
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    “Learning from Conference,” New Era, November 2016

    Learning from Conference

    Learning from Conference
    Learning from Conference
    Learning from Conference
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    We need to know God’s laws and live them. … Only by so doing will we obtain true, eternal happiness.

    President Thomas S. Monson

    October 2016 general conference

    Thomas S. Monson

    “Our Father’s plan for our happiness and our salvation is shared by our missionaries throughout the world. Not all who hear this divine message accept and embrace it. However, men and women everywhere … recognize its truths, and they plant their feet on the path that will lead them safely home. Their lives are forever changed.“

    Essential to the plan is our Savior, Jesus Christ. Without His atoning sacrifice, all would be lost. It is not enough, however, merely to believe in Him and His mission. We need to work and learn, search and pray, repent and improve. We need to know God’s laws and live them. We need to receive His saving ordinances. Only by so doing will we obtain true, eternal happiness.

    “We are blessed to have the truth. We have a mandate to share the truth. Let us live the truth, that we might merit all that the Father has for us. He does nothing save it be for our benefit.”

    President Thomas S. Monson, October 2016 general conference

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    For Latter-day Saints, the Sabbath is … a day …of gratitude and love.

    President Henry B. Eyring

    First Counselor in the First Presidency

    October 2016 general conference

    Henry B. Eyring

    “For Latter-day Saints, the Sabbath is … a day … of gratitude and love [see D&C 59:5, 7–8]. …

    “You might well be wondering what you could do to live and worship on this Sabbath day to demonstrate your gratitude. …

    “You could begin today with a private and family prayer of thanks for all God has done for you. You could pray to know what the Lord would have you do to serve Him and others. Particularly, you could pray to have the Holy Ghost tell you of someone who is lonely or in need to whom the Lord would have you go.

    “I can promise you your prayers will be answered, and as you act on the answers you will receive, you will find joy in the Sabbath, and your heart will overflow with thankfulness.”

    President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, October 2016 general conference

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    Faith comes to the humble, the diligent, the enduring. It comes to those who pay the price of faithfulness. of faithfulness.

    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

    Second Counselor in the First Presidency

    October 2016 general conference

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    “Though we may not understand why certain things happen or why certain prayers go unanswered, we can know that in the end everything will make sense. …

    “All will be made right. All will be well.

    “We can be certain that answers will come, and we may be confident that we will not only be content with the answers but we will also be overwhelmed by the grace, mercy, generosity, and love of our Heavenly Father for us, His children. …

    “Until then, we walk by whatever faith we have, seeking always to increase our faith. Sometimes this is not an easy quest. Those who are impatient, uncommitted, or careless may find faith to be elusive. Those who are easily discouraged or distracted may hardly experience it. Faith comes to the humble, the diligent, the enduring.

    “It comes to those who pay the price of faithfulness.”

    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, October 2016 general conference

    Conference Crossword

    Use the clues below to solve this puzzle with teachings from conference. (Hint: All of the phrases can be found on pages 2–11.)

    Across

    1. This word was used by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland as another way to describe home teaching.

    2. 6. Elder Gary E. Stevenson challenged youth to read the Book of Mormon for at least this long every day.

    3. 8. This principle, taught President Russell M. Nelson, “is key to our spiritual survival.”

    4. 10. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf taught about a Book of Mormon prophet who needed help. This man helped him.

    5. Elder Dallin H. Oaks taught that “all efforts begin with” this.

    6. This essential step that helps us come to know our Savior includes surrendering our will to His, taught Elder David A. Bednar.

    7. Elder D. Todd Christofferson said that this term, often used by others to describe God’s love for us, is actually not found in scripture and “can convey mistaken impressions about divine love.”

    Down

    1. The grade you always get “when you share the love of the Savior with another,” taught Elder Neil L. Andersen.

    2. Elder Dale G. Renlund quoted Enos 1:6 to remind us that through repentance, this feeling can be “swept away.”

    3. This place is where we should begin practicing “our Christian love and service,” taught Elder Robert D. Hales.

    4. Elder Quentin L. Cook used this phrase to describe things that can “prevent us from reaching the goal of eternal life.”

    5. Elder M. Russell Ballard urged all who might think about leaving the Church to do this.

    6. President Thomas S. Monson talked about this gospel principle, which promises health and stamina.

    7. If you “faithfully live the gospel … and abide by its teachings,” you’ll receive this blessing and your testimony will grow, taught Elder Ronald A. Rasband.

    8. President Henry B. Eyring taught that this day is a day “of gratitude and love.”

    Conference Quest

    The point of a regular Sudoku is to fill the 9×9 grid so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 boxes (also called blocks or regions) contains the digits from 1 to 9 only one time. This time, use the following nine words of counsel that President Thomas S. Monson gave during conference to complete the puzzle: “We need to know God’s laws and live them.”

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