youth at general conference

These are some questions that youth frequently ask that were also addressed by Church leaders in general conference. As you study general conference talks, look for answers to questions you may have. For full text of conference messages, go to conference.lds.org.

Question:

How can I be guided by the Holy Ghost?

Answer:

Question:

I don’t always feel like I belong in church. How can I feel more unity with others?

Answer:

“As we draw closer to [the Savior], as we seek to receive a personal witness through the Holy Ghost of His divine mission, we will have a better understanding of our purpose; the love of God will dwell in our hearts; we will have the determination to be one in … our families, wards, and communities; and we will minister to each other.”

“The Savior declared, ‘If ye are not one ye are not mine’ [D&C 38:27]. We know that the spirit of contention is of the devil [see 3 Nephi 11:29].

“In our day, the scriptural imperative for unity is largely ignored, and for many people the emphasis is on tribalism. … In the Lord’s Church, the only culture we adhere to and teach is the culture of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The unity we seek is to be unified with the Savior and His teachings.”

A Strong Answer

General conference always helps me to resolve my questions. This one has been especially important because I was seeking to know if I will be helpful to the people where I’m going to serve my mission. I received a strong answer right to my heart when President Nelson said, “It really doesn’t matter where one serves. What the Lord cares about is how one serves.” I will always be helpful if I serve in the Lord’s way. I know that because of the Savior, there is nothing we can’t do. I know that He lives. And I can’t wait to share this amazing and perfect gospel with others!

Laura A., 19, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Question:

I keep making mistakes. I feel like I’m reaching my limit. Can I still be forgiven?

Answer:

“We need to continue getting up each time we fall, with a desire to keep growing and progressing despite our weaknesses. In our weakness, [the Savior] reassures us, ‘My grace is sufficient.’”

Question:

How can I stay positive with so many negative things in my life?

Answer:

“I am optimistic about the future. It will be filled with opportunities for each of us to progress, contribute, and take the gospel to every corner of the earth. … If we are to have any hope of sifting through the myriad of voices and the philosophies of men that attack truth, we must learn to receive revelation.”

“Life can be filled with faith, joy, happiness, hope, and love when we exercise the smallest amount of real faith in Christ—even a mustard seed of faith.”