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April 2013 General Conference Highlights

Highlights from the 183rd Semiannual General Conference in April 2013:

*I was in awe how dramatic the increase in missionaries was due to the age decrease announced last conference. When the bar was raised several years ago, the numbers slightly dropped and remained stagnant all these years. But now we went up 10,000 in less than six months (since those numbers were from the 2012 report, there are probably a few thousand more by now)!

*In accordance with the above, President Monson asked us all to donate to the General Mission Fund. And Elder Nelson noted that many schools will grant students an 18–30-month deferral to serve a mission.

*Two new temples were announced: Cedar City, Utah, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

*There is a new Young Women Presidency: Sister Bonnie Lee Green Oscarson as president; Sister Carol Louise Foley McConkie, first counselor; and Sister Evelyn Neill Foote Marriott, second counselor.

*For all of you parents who have little hope for your mischievous boys, listen to President Monson's talk from the Sunday morning session. Just goes to show that even prophets were once disobedient little boys who do dumb things!

Favorite talks:

*Sister Elaine S. Dalton on acting well our parts
*President Thomas S. Monson on obedience
*Elder Jeffrey R. Holland on faith and belief (he is always a favorite!)
*Elder Enrique R. Falabella on establishing a righteous home

Favorite quotes:

"Faith is a real power, not just a strong belief . . . there are few things more powerful." ~President Boyd K. Packer

Tomato seed analogy shared by Elder M. Russell Ballard

"Just begin." ~Music & the Spoken Word (talking about tackling large obstacles)

"Paint a missionary tag on your heart." ~Elder Neil L. Andersen

"The words we speak to children should reflect the love Heavenly Father has for His son, Jesus Christ, and the love He has for us." ~Sister Rosemary M. Wixom

Sharing Time: What were your favorite talks and quotes from General Conference?


DAD said…
each one is the best we ever saw

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