Saturday, October 6, 2012

Gen. Conf. Re-Cap–Sat am–Oct 2012

                "GOD IS HASTENING HIS WORK!"

President Thomas S Monson:
(Expressed gratitude for the beautiful music and of his Mother’s regret that he didn’t stay with the piano!)
No Church-built facility is more important than a Temple!2 new Temples announced:  Tucson, Arizona and Arequipa, Peru.
Missionary Service: Country service policy has been allowed for 18 yr old missionaries. Now, ALL worthy Young Men beginning at the age of 18 may serve a mission!!

Today, able, worthy Young Women may NOW be recommended to serve at the age of 19 years old!

AND there is a continued need for MORE Senior Missionaries!

Listen attentive to the Conference messages that we may FEEL the Spirit of the Lord!

Elder Quentin L Cook:
If ye have felt the Song of Redeeming Love, can ye feel so now?
Alma’s challenge has never been more important!  It is important to evaluate whether and why you cannot feel so now. Some are in a Spiritual drought.
Anyone can repent and be Spiritually renewed.

Commitment and Repentance are closely intertwined.

 “When you are sick, you will listen to the Doctor.” (C S Lewis)
When you are Baptized, and received the Gift of the Holy Ghost, you have left neutral ground and can never go back.
How we treat those closest to us is of vital importance. 

Regardless of our culture, we must not abuse anyone else. Kindness and civility begins in our homes. The Family is the foundation for Love.  Parents can teach children to live and walk in moral lives. Parents must have the courage to say no and defend truth. Spiritual maturity MUST flourish in our homes! Make sure spiritual principles are taught!

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Through Repentance we can qualify for all the blessings of Heaven – that’s what the Savior’s Atonement is all about. 

We need to have the commitment to be strong and immovable to the principles of righteousness.
Remember, it is never too late to make the Savior’s Atonement effective in our lives so that we can sing the Song of Redeeming Love with all of our hearts.


Sister Ann M Dibb:
“I’m a Mormon – Are You?”
What meaningful phrase would you have printed on T-Shirt to reflect our testimony and beliefs.
I’m a Mormon – I Know it, I Live it, I Love It!
I’m a Mormon: I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Such confidence radiated commitment and determination.
I Know it: Are we as conversed in Gospel Studies? Do we feast on the words of the Prophets? Jesus His Love

I Live it: Be doers of the word and not hearers only by exercising faith, by being obedient and lovingly follow the Savior’s example of service. Live according to Gospel Standards. Live High Moral Standards.
I Love it: Gaining a knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and living it’s principles causes us to exclaim our devotion that we are willing to obey and follow Him!

We feel encircled in Heavenly Father’s Love.
Be an example of Knowing, Living, and Loving the Gospel! 


Elder Craig C Christensen:
Remember Pres. Hunter’s admonition that we make the Temple as the symbol of our membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Holy Ghost works in perfect unity with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ to bear witness and teach us the truth of all things.
The Holy Ghost is also known as the Comforter and lifts our Spirits and gives us Hope.
In ways that are difficult to describe in words, the Holy Ghost speaks to our hearts and enlightens our minds.
The Holy Ghost carries the message of the Gospel unto the hearts of men.
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No experience is more sweet than to heed a prompting from the Holy Ghost.

We all have experiences with the Holy Ghost even though we may not recognize them. 

It is through these sacred feelings of the Holy Ghost that we come to know what God would have us do.
Through the Gift of the Holy Ghost we receive added capacity and special gifts – available only to those who have been Baptized and have had hands laid upon their heads by those in authority.


Elder Shayne M Bowen:
Comforting Doctrine: Children are saved through Christ’s Atonement and do NOT need Baptism before the age of accountability at 8 years of age.
This life is NOT the end. The Spirit world is real.
This life is but a transitory step of our journey back to our Father in Heaven.
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We can continue with good cheer.

The bitter can become sweet as we commune with our Heavenly Father in prayer and feel the Holy Ghost.
Feelings of sorrow, loneliness and despair will become feelings of comfort and joy as we rely on the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

Our loved ones will come forth from the grave as He has promised.

Elder Russell M Nelson:
Thrilled with the announcement that more of our youth may enjoy the service of a mission: 18 yrs for YM and 19 yrs for YW; - and the invitation for many more couples to serve!
The decision to serve a mission will shape the destiny of posterity to come.
We encourage all to keep what is good and true and then accept our challenge to receive more!
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the re-established original Church of Jesus Christ. The Church is restored under His Divine Direction and Instruction.
When Jesus walked the earth, He commissioned the ApostlesJesus Go in all the World l39 to preach His Gospel to the ends of the earth.
Renewed in our day, by the Savior Himself, the Apostles are directed to continue to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world; to preach of His Atonement and of God’s Eternal Plan.

For those who have previously encountered or ignored our missionaries, we encourage you to listen to them.  ArtBook__109_109__MissionariesElders____
Missionaries can help in many ways.

Ask the missionaries for help to know your 8th Great Grandparents!

Ask the missionaries to help you return to the fold.

Ask the missionaries to help bring joy and love back into your lives.

Ask the missionaries to help you have better health.

Ask the missionaries to help you to learn more about the true purpose of life, why you are here and where you are going after death. 

You can ask the missionaries to help you with concerns with your family and how to strengthen your marriage.

The human spirit seeks light and revelation. The Latter-day Saints have a better understanding of spiritual things and scriptures. Ask the missionaries to help you increase your understanding of the Bible and of The Book of Mormon.

President Dieter F Uchtdorf:
We are ALL Mortal! None of us will be on earth very long. And then, we depart. Our Spirits are taken home to the God who gave us life. And then we move on.
We wonder how the years went so quickly about our choices. We remember many sweet moments that give joy to our hearts. And also of our regrets, the things we wish we could change.
Being near to the end of life gives clarity to thought, insight and perspective.
The foundational principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ can affect our lives for good ONLY if we will apply them.

They can help us avoid future regrets.
Our Lord is an Exemplar in His short life in Jerusalem who purposefully acted each day. He blessed, ministered, healed, and gave them the precious gift of His time.
Let us resolve to cherish those we love by spending meaningful time with them (as opposed to posting and linking on the Internet.)
Become the person that God intended us to be.  Our Heavenly Father sees our real potential. Why then do we devote so much time with things that are fleeting and superficial?
Jesus_No Greater Love_McNaughtonBy following the example of our Savior, we do what He would do and become what He intends us to be.

Let us resolve to follow the Savior.

Let us listen and obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit. He will illuminate our eyes and enlighten our minds with things we did not know.
External circumstances don’t ultimately matter. We matter. We determine our eternal happiness.

“It’s not a race. It’s a journey. Enjoy the moment!”
We pray to be close to our Heavenly Father and reach His love. There is something in each day to cherish, to see and to appreciate. See with our eyes AND hearts!
Resolve to be happy regardless of our circumstances.

Be wise to make resolutions today. Resolve to spend more time with those we love.  Resolve to be who God wants us to be. Resolve to follow the Savior today.
The Precious Gift of Christ’s Atonement can wipe away the tears of regret so that we can move forward with clean hands and a pure heart.
Our Spirit will continue to live and one day, because of our Merciful Christ, we will be resurrected and live with Him again. Don’t wait till we’re ready to die to learn to really live.


Charlotte said...

We were out at Sam's last soccer game all morning. I was hoping that you'd have a recap up so I could see what I missed before the next session. You didn't disappoint! Thank you!

bevanmission said...

Thank-you sweet Charlotte! "God is Hastening His Work" is from Elder Holland at the special news conference held after Conference. It felt appropriate to add that title. I'm so amazed that in doing my Gen Conf recap posts, the words seem to be written so much more intensely upon my heart. And then, when I reread the published conference addresses in the Ensign, I am blessed with those same sweetly intense feelings all over again! I do the recap for me. It's my personal report. It's what the Spirit speaks to me as I listen. And then I share it as part of my missionary service. (Just corrected a few spelling errors in the recap - sorry about that.)

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