During Conference You Can …

  • Write down words that stand out to you. Some might be faith, love, Jesus Christ, and scriptures. Cut out each word and use string to hang them from a clothes hanger or drinking straw. Hang your mobile where you will see the important words often.

  • Make a list of the songs the choir sings. Choose your favorites and ask your family to sing them in a few family home evenings if they are in the hymnbook.

  • Take notes with different colored pens, markers, or pencils. You can organize the colors by day, session, or quorum the speaker is a member of.

  • Work on conference activities and coloring pages you can print from friend.lds.org.

Journal Junction

October is a time when we get to hear from our prophet and apostles at general conference. Take some time this month to read Amos 3:7 and Doctrine and Covenants 107:91–92. Then write in your journal about something you learned from President Monson or another General Authority.

A Kind Server

One Saturday I was watching a movie at home when my dad said he was going to visit grandma at the hospice. I called to my dad, “Wait for me, I want to come!” So off we went. We went to Grandma Billie’s room, and she was in bed. She was tired. Dad and I talked with her. Every time she opened her eyes I would say, “Peek-a-boo!” and make her laugh softly. I felt as if her soul and my soul started to giggle to themselves. On the way home, I felt warm in my heart for what I did.

Tiara H., age 10, Arizona

Turn to page 8 to read a story about a boy and his grandpa giving service to others.

Faith in God Challenge

A “Serving Others” activity

Plan, prepare, and serve your family a healthy, delicious meal.

  1. 1.

    Choose a main dish; a vegetable; a bread, rice, or pasta dish; and a fruit for dessert.

  2. 2.

    Make a list and have a parent help you find the ingredients you will need.

  3. 3.

    Choose a day and time to make your meal, and invite your family to help. You can talk or sing while you cook and clean up together!

Conference Popcorn

This popcorn treat takes two hours to set. You can prepare it before a session of conference, and then enjoy it with your family afterward and talk about things you learned from the speakers.

13-ounce (85-g) bag plain microwave popcorn, popped (about 4 cups of popped popcorn)

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

1/2 cup corn syrup

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

  1. 1.

    Pour the popped popcorn into a mixing bowl. Throw away any unpopped kernels.

  2. 2.

    With an adult’s help, melt the butter or margarine in a saucepan, then stir in the corn syrup and brown sugar. Continue to stir, and when the mixture boils rapidly, pour it over the popcorn.

  3. 3.

    Use a wooden spoon to stir the popcorn until it is coated with the butter mixture. Sprinkle on the nuts, if desired.

  4. 4.

    Spread the popcorn onto a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Let it sit at room temperature for two hours, then break the popcorn into clusters.

Illustrations by Mark Robison