They Spoke to Us: Making Conference Part of Our Lives


The following questions can help children, youth, and adults discuss or consider what we were taught in this general conference. (Numbers in parentheses refer to the beginning page number of the talk.) The list of stories may also help.

For Children

  1. 1.

    How long ago was President Gordon B. Hinckley sustained as a General Authority? About how many general conference talks has he given? (Clue: Search President Gordon B. Hinckley’s talk on p. 81.)

  2. 2.

    The Liahona served two main purposes for Lehi and his family. What were they? (Clue: Search Elder David A. Bednar’s talk, on p. 28.)

  3. 3.

    There have been many major disasters in the world recently. Where has the Church sent humanitarian aid? (Clue: Search Bishop H. David Burton’s talk, on p. 8.) Find a world map or a globe, and point out the places he talked about.

For Youth

  1. 4.

    President Gordon B. Hinckley asked us to be more kind and accepting of others. (58) How should we treat people with beliefs and backgrounds different from our own?

  2. 5.

    What are some of the “maka-fekes” that are dangled in front of us? President Thomas S. Monson talks about getting these evils out of our lives. (18)

  3. 6.

    Take note of what Elder L. Tom Perry says about what it means to take the sacrament. (39) Try reading the words of the sacrament hymn during the passing of the sacrament to keep your thoughts on the Savior.

For Family Home Evening or Personal Study

  1. 7.

    Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin spoke about three characteristics of people who live “the abundant life.” (99) What are these characteristics? How has your life been enriched by them? How can you help family members develop these characteristics?

  2. 8.

    Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf talked about seeing the end from the beginning. (42) Think of a time when a trial led you to a great blessing. If you had known from the beginning how things would turn out, would you have acted differently? How might this affect your attitude toward future trials?

  3. 9.

    Elder H. Bruce Stucki told two stories about Heavenly Father answering prayers. (96) Think of times when your own prayers were answered, and consider sharing these experiences in family home evening or recording them in your journal.

Liahona, by Arnold Friberg

Photography by Jed A. Clark, Craig Dimond, Laureni Fochetto, and Matthew Reier

Two members of the São Paulo Brazil North Stake study the scriptures after a conference session.

Left: Manhattan New York Temple. Below: President Brigham Young.