Saturday, April 4, 2015

General Conference

I was super excited for General Conference this weekend, and it did not disappoint!  What could be a better use of time than listening to prophets and apostles of God?  It's some pretty important stuff considering it comes straight from God as it says in Doctrine & Covenants 1:38, "My words shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same."

Not only is conference simply important to listen to, it is also beneficial and entertaining.  I always learn so much from conference talks, as it is pretty much scripture but just easier to understand!

Of course, the hours can get long while watching conference; I will not deny that.  It was consistently great though, especially because Bailey and I watched every single session together!

Out of all of conference, my favorite talk was Jeffrey R. Holland's.  He is pretty much always my favorite because of the power with which he speaks!  He is so passionate when he talks, and the spirit he exudes is so convincing and overwhelming.  His talk was beautiful, he started it out with a story about how a boy saved his brother while rock climbing.  The brother was about to make a perilous jump as a last attempt to reach safety, and told the younger brother to go search for something to help him just so that he wouldn't see him fall to his death.  He made the dangerous jump, but when he caught the ledge he was going for, there was nothing to grip.  Though he had sent his brother away, his brother did not leave him and was able to pull him up.  It was a lot better the way Elder Holland told it, of course, so you'll just have to read that!  But it was an awesome story that gave an example as how the Savior is always there for us, ready to save us from our sorrows and sins even if we try to send him away.

I'll just share with you guys some good quotes from the sessions!  I hope you enjoyed the talks as much as I did.

"How we live our religion is far more important than what we say about our religion." -Robert D. Hales

"As we are spiritually awake and alert, we see his hand across the world and we see his hand in our own personal lives." -Neil L. Andersen

"God cares a lot more about who we are and who we are becoming, than about who we once were." -Dale G. Renlund

"When we follow the Savior of the world, the Son of God, we flourish and become glorious despite the many terrible circumstances that surround us." -Quentin L. Cook

"Tribulations often enrich, refine, and guide us to a deeper understanding of the purpose of our existence." -Jose A. Teixeira

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