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October 2013 General Conference Highlights

I always love conference! I love how undeniably strong the Spirit is and how my testimony and dedication are renewed. The key is keeping all those feelings after conference is over. I am grateful that I can read and watch the talks again and again to help me with that endeavor. There is no excuse to let the spirit of conference diminish over the next six months.

Congratulations to us for reaching 15 million members! But compared to the world population, we still have so much work to do, which several leaders reminded us. It is amazing that we have over 80,000 full-time missionaries now to help us! There is no excuse for us not to excel in missionary work.

I thought the family choir in the Saturday afternoon session was neat. I have never seen that done before. My husband saw one of his fellow missionaries in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and I recognized the elderly Brazilian woman shown in one of the talks as an old friend's grandma, one of the sweetest, happiest women I know.

My top 5 talks (no specific order):
  1. Elder Edward Dube on looking ahead
  2. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf on why people join and leave the Church
  3. Elder Holland on mental and emotional illnesses
  4. Elder David M. McConkie on successful gospel teaching
  5. Elder Kevin S. Hamilton on attending church meetings

My top 5 quotes (no specific order):
  1. "Doubt your doubts before your doubt your faith." ~President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  2. "Repentance is not punishment. It is a hope-filled path to a more glorious future." ~Elder Richard G. Scott
  3. "What would the Savior say and how would He say it?" ~Elder David M. McConkie
  4. "We can never stop being a child of God." ~Elder Russell M. Nelson
  5. "Death is only a beautiful door into a more beautiful room." ~President Uchtdorf at Sister Monson's funeral (shown in the World Report in between sessions)

Sharing Time: Which talks and quotes stuck out to you?

Comments

DAD said…
I also liked Elder Bednar's talk since it resonated with me
Anonymous said…
General conference is one of my favorite times of the year. The talk that I liked was Elder Holland's talk. I learned that even though we have trials, we will not go through this life without having comfort and help.
Constance

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