Conference Notes
    Footnotes

    “Conference Notes,” Friend, May 2016, 5

    Conference Notes

    Here are some stories from the April 2016 general conference. What did you like about conference?

    Conference Notes

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    President Henry B. Eyring

    President Eyring talked about how young people can be examples of the Savior in the way they pray, speak, and encourage members of their family. He said that once a priesthood leader asked President Eyring’s young son to take the lead in a home teaching visit because he thought the family might be more touched by the simple teaching and testimony of a boy.

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    Excited to Listen

    Elder Neil L. Andersen

    While in Africa a while ago, Elder Andersen and his wife visited the Democratic Republic of Congo. They met outside under plastic coverings on bamboo poles. As the meeting began, they could see lots of neighborhood children watching from outside a nearby fence. They invited the children to come in, and the children came running! Some had worn-out clothes and bare feet, but all had beautiful smiles.

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    Go to the Rescue

    Elder Mervyn B. Arnold

    Elder Arnold encouraged us to reach out to our friends who don’t go to church or who haven’t been baptized. He told the story of a seven-year-old girl named Amy who invited her friend Arianna and her family to come see the Primary sacrament meeting program. A few months later, Arianna and her family were baptized! No matter what age we are, we can share the gospel with others.

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    An Answer to Prayers

    Sister Linda K. Burton

    Sister Burton told the story of a girl named Yvette who was 11 years old when a war forced her family to leave their home. When Yvette moved to a new country, the people there helped her family get around town, go to school, and get used to other new things. Those helpers were an answer to her family’s prayers! Yvette’s mother and sister sang in the women’s session choir.

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