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What happened at the October 2012 general conference?

Our Prophet Speaks

President Thomas S. Monson

“Our Heavenly Father is aware of our needs and will help us as we call upon Him for assistance. I believe that no concern of ours is too small or insignificant.”

—President Thomas S. Monson

Conference by the Numbers

Young men can now serve a mission when they are 18 years old, and young women can now serve at age 19.

2 new temples were announced: one in Tucson, Arizona, and the other in Arequipa, Peru.

There are 139 operating temples worldwide! 29 others are planned or under construction.

President Monson Cheers Us On!

  • Let us be of good cheer as we go about our lives.

  • The Lord loves us and is mindful of us.

  • He is always on our side as we do what is right.

  • He will help us in time of need.

Conference Stories about Children

You can find these inspiring stories about children in the November 2012 issue of the Ensign:

  • Elder Craig C. Christensen’s son learns how to listen to and feel the Holy Ghost while attending a temple open house (page 12).

  • As a child, Elder Robert C. Gay learned the importance of choosing the right after not paying the correct price at the movie theater (page 34).

  • Sister Linda K. Burton talks about how a Primary child asks a boy who bullies him at school to be his partner (pages 78–79).

  • Elder Daniel L. Johnson’s eight-year-old grandson Benjamin describes what it means to become a disciple of Christ (page 103).

Illustration by Katie McDee