Conference Notes
    Footnotes

    “Conference Notes,” Friend, May 2018

    Conference Notes

    Here are some notes about the April 2018 general conference. What did you learn from the talks you heard?

    stories from general conference

    Small and Simple Things

    President Dallin H. Oaks

    President Oaks used the example of a growing root cracking the sidewalk to teach that little choices can make a big difference over time. We will grow stronger as we keep doing simple things like daily scripture study and prayer. In the same way, small bad choices can hurt us over time. We should repent before we take the sacrament each week.

    What this teaches me:

    Closer to Jesus

    President Henry B. Eyring

    President Eyring remembers a sacrament meeting when he was young. They sang “Abide with Me; ’Tis Eventide” (Hymns, 165). Even though he had heard the words of that song before, he felt something special that night. He felt closer to the Savior. A memory of the Holy Ghost touching our hearts is the most precious thing we can have.

    What this teaches me:

    Our Journey Home

    Sister Reyna I. Aburto

    Sister Aburto once saw a big group of butterflies. She learned that every year they fly thousands of miles from Mexico to Canada, and then back. They do this one tiny wing flap at a time. Like the butterflies, we are on a journey back to our heavenly home. We need to help each other return to Heavenly Father safely.

    What this teaches me:

    Jesus Loves You

    Bishop Gérald Caussé

    Bishop Caussé asked us to imagine what it would be like if Jesus visited our ward or branch. “I wouldn’t be surprised if He visited the Primary children first,” he said. “He would express His love to them, tell them stories, congratulate them on their drawings, and testify of His Father in Heaven.” Jesus loves you!

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