“Conference Story Index,” Ensign, May 2014, 129
The following list of selected experiences related during general conference can be used in personal study, family home evening, and other teaching. The number refers to the first page of the talk.
Neil L. Andersen
(18) A Laurel stands up for traditional marriage despite being ridiculed and called names.
M. Russell Ballard
(78) M. Russell Ballard “follows up” with Barbara Bowen, whom he meets at a college dance, begins dating, and eventually marries. An eight-year-old boy invites his friend and his friend’s family to a ward open house in Buenos Aires.
David A. Bednar
(87) A truck gains traction in the snow after it is filled with a heavy load of firewood.
Linda K. Burton
(122) A young woman in the Philippines stays true to her covenants. A Japanese sister visiting Korea teaches the missionaries.
Quentin L. Cook
(44) Vilate Kimball writes her husband about the “glorious doctrine” of baptism for the dead, as revealed by Joseph Smith.
Henry B. Eyring
(22) Heinrich Eyring immigrates to America, joins the Church, serves three faithful missions, and leaves his family a heritage of hope.
(62) Henry B. Eyring is shaped by boyhood heroes: his father, his Aaronic Priesthood leader, a U.S. marine, and baseball player Joe DiMaggio.
(125) Forty years after being called to teach Kathy Johnson (future wife of Henry B. Eyring), Ruby Haight still showed love and concern for her.
Donald L. Hallstrom
(53) Despite physical limitations, a faithful man in India serves a mission and prepares with his family to be sealed in the Hong Kong China Temple.
Jeffrey R. Holland
(6) Two sister missionaries walk away without saying anything to a man who swears at them, throws food at them, and tries to hit one of them.
Thomas S. Monson
(66) An 18-year-old navy seaman prays nightly despite jeers from others in his company. A young man bears testimony during sacrament meeting but is seen later that day smoking a cigarette.
(91) Two women become lifelong friends after one helps the other learn her job as a seamstress in a clothing mill. Passengers on an airline flight do not complain when their plane is diverted to pick up an injured boy and fly him to the hospital. A woman regrets not allowing a neighbor to take a shortcut across her property.
Russell M. Nelson
(29) Russell M. Nelson’s daughter Emily shows courage and faith as she is dying of cancer.
Bonnie L. Oscarson
(119) A young girl learns the joy of serving others as she and her mother care for a woman with multiple sclerosis. An 81-year-old sister is called to share her wisdom, experience, and example as the ward’s Mia Maid adviser.
Boyd K. Packer
(94) Boyd K. Packer receives a spiritual manifestation of the truthfulness of the gospel while praying in a bunker during World War II.
Ronald A. Rasband
(9) A fifth-grade girl is caught in a tornado and is protected by angels.
Linda S. Reeves
(15) Linda S. Reeves teaches her daughter how to obtain relief through the Savior’s Atonement after the daughter sees disturbing images on television.
Randall L. Ridd
(56) A young man decides to serve a mission rather than get married after he gains a glimpse of who he was in the premortal world.
Richard G. Scott
(32) The love and example of Richard G. Scott’s grandmother and his future wife aid him in his spiritual progression.
Jean A. Stevens
(81) Jean A. Stevens is prompted to offer a ride to a young man who had missed the bus home from school. Members of the Gatrell family hold fast to the gospel after Brother Gatrell is diagnosed with an aggressive cancer.
Gary E. Stevenson
(84) LDS Olympian Noelle Pikus-Pace wins a silver medal in the skeleton after years of practice and preparation. LDS Olympian Torah Bright shows Christlike love by hugging a nervous half-pipe competitor.
Michael John U. Teh
(106) A 73-year-old Filipino woman stays true to the gospel after an earthquake and a typhoon kill her family.
William R. Walker
(97) Robert and Maria Harris join the Church and remain true and faithful to the gospel despite hardship and separation.
Claudio D. Zivic
(39) Claudio D. Zivic takes a wrong path by following another hiker.
W. Craig Zwick
(41) W. Craig Zwick and his wife show love for each other after she jumps with their infant son from the smoke-filled cab of their semitruck.