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General Conference - October 2008

Elder Perry

Let Him Do It with Simplicity

  • The best is yet to come
  • The spiritual benefits of a simplified lifestyle
  • Exercise regularly, eat good foods, get sleep
  • We do not want to harm our mortal bodies, because they are a gift from God
  • Live within our income
  • Practice thrift

Sister Allred

Go Ye Therefore

  • Church has the duty of preaching the gospel
  • Missionary work blesses the lives of all who participate

Elder Andersen

You Know Enough

  • "When Jesus comes, I will be able to hear and you will get your legs. Jesus will make everything all right."

Elder Aidukaitis

Because My Father Read the Book of Mormon

  • No chapel in Brazil when his father was baptized (reminds me of Trevelin)
  • Read the Book of Mormon and apply the promise it contains

Elder Oaks

Sacrament Meeting and the Sacrament

  • Inviting detours at every turn
  • Go to the house of prayer
  • Rest from labors, pay devotion to the Most High
  • By taking the sacrament weekly, we quality for the constant presence of the Holy Ghost

Pres. Uchtdorf

The Infinite Power of Hope

  • Scriptures were written that we might have hope
  • Hope is the power to fill our lives with happiness
  • Hope + faith + charity
  • Hope is a gift of the Spirit
  • Doubt, despair and failure to care for our fellow man lead us into temptation which can cause us to forfeit choice and lose precious blessings
  • Despair drains from us all that is vibrant and joyful
  • Despair is a stairway that only leads downward
  • Jesus Christ is the hope of all mankind
  • The things that we hope in sustain us during our daily walk
  • Hope leads to good works
  • Sometimes we must bravely hope against circumstances
  • Without faith, there is no hope; faith comes from hope
  • The things we hope for lead to faith; the thing we hope in lead to charity

Elder Scott (Priesthood Session)

Honor the Priesthood and Use It Well

  • Christ ministered with love, compassion and charity
  • My intent is not to criticize, but to benefit the flow of the priesthood
  • Many such [widows] will never ask for help
  • Express your gratitude to your wife / mother
  • God will hold us accountable in how we treat His daughters

Elder Hamula (Priesthood Session)

Winning the War against Evil

  • Final stages of a great war
  • Awful consequences through history
  • Awesome, powerful talk :)

Pres. Uchtdorf (Priesthood Session)

Lift Where You Stand

  • The Savior always made time for the sick, the sorrowful and the overlooked
  • He is pleased with noble servants
  • The humble will receive crowns of glory in the next life
  • The Church is organized in a way that offers each member a chance for service

Pres. Eyring (Priesthood Session)

O Ye That Embark

  • The more service you give, the more the Lord asks of you

Pres. Monson (Priesthood Session)

To Learn, to Do, to Be

  • He declared the Presidency as one. He had this really interesting disposition when he said that, which I'd never seen him exhibit beore.
  • We have the hands to life others from complacency and inactivity
  • The Lord will shape the back to bear the burdens that are placed upon it

Elder Wirthlin

Come What May, and Love It

  • The Lord in His wisdom does not shield anyone from sadness and grief
  • Learn to laugh
  • We didn't get angry, we laughed and created good memories
  • The next time you're tempted to groan, laugh instead
  • The Lord compensates the faithful for every loss
  • The Lord wants us to be happy
  • If we do our part, He will step in
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