They Spoke to Us


Quotes from the April 2008 general conference

“Show kindness and respect for all people everywhere. The world in which we live is filled with diversity. We can and should demonstrate respect toward those whose beliefs differ from ours.”

President Thomas S. Monson

“This is the true Church, the only true Church, because in it are the keys of the priesthood.”

President Henry B. Eyring

“President Monson … is a man of amazing gifts and talents. He is the prophet of God. His faith and loving heart extend to every nation, tongue, and people.”

“There are some simple things you can do to help your mother. You can pick up your toys when you are finished playing with them, … and do other chores—without being asked. You can say thank you more often. … Most of all, you can put your arms around your mother often and tell her you love her.”

“There is only one way to become personally converted. It is through a witness of the Spirit as we study these very scriptures that testify of Jesus Christ. It comes as we pray and as we fast. It comes only when we have a deep desire to know the truth.”

Cheryl C. Lant, Primary General President

“Live by your standards. Stand up for what you believe in. Sometimes it is not easy, and you may be standing alone for awhile. … Pray for guidance and protection from the Lord. … He will become a trusted friend, and you will discover that your example will attract many friends who will take courage from your strength of character.”

Elder W. Craig Zwick

Photographs by Emily Beus and Les Nilsson