Using the August 2002 Liahona


Discussion Ideas

  • “What This Work Is All About,” page 2: President Gordon B. Hinckley shares the story of a young man who was activated because his bishop found an opportunity for him to use his talents. Do you know a Church member whose talents could help him or her become more involved in the ward or branch? How could you reach out through your calling to involve this person?

  • “To Acquire Knowledge and the Strength to Use It Wisely,” page 12: Elder Richard G. Scott counsels us to “develop the skill of learning by what you see and particularly by what the Holy Ghost prompts you to feel.” Write down any spiritual impressions you have had recently. What might the Lord want you to learn from these feelings?

  • “Thirst,” page F14: How can you develop more earnestness and faith when you pray?

Test Your Knowledge

Match these members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles with the places they served full-time missions:

1. President Gordon B. Hinckley

 

a. Canada

2. President James E. Faust

 

b. British Isles

3. Elder L. Tom Perry

 

c. Brazil

4. Elder Neal A. Maxwell

 

d. England

5. Elder M. Russell Ballard and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

 

e. Northern States (U.S.)

6. Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

 

f. Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

7. Elder Richard G. Scott

 

g. Uruguay

Answers:

1b, 2c, 3e, 4a, 5d, 6f, 7g