“A friend told me that while reading the general conference messages, he makes a list of what our Church leaders have asked us to do. Then he uses the list to set goals that will help him follow their counsel. I decided to start my own list. It has made a difference for me as I ponder the messages and consider what action I need to take. It really helps me focus on what’s most important.”
—Edna Washburn, Utah, USA
What are you doing differently because of what you learned at general conference? Submit your story at
liahona.lds.org or share it on facebook.com/liahona.
Here are a few invitations we heard from general conference. Consider reviewing the talks to add to this list of invitations.
“Consider what we can do to be more embracing, accepting, and helpful to [new friends], starting this very next Sunday” (Ulisses Soares, “
,” One in Christ Liahona, Nov. 2018, 39).
“Thoroughly and thoughtfully read this revelation [of the vision of the redemption of the dead, found in
Doctrine and Covenants 138]” (M. Russell Ballard, “ ,” The Vision of the Redemption of the Dead Liahona, Nov. 2018, 73).
“Return to the Lord’s house with your wounded heart and your family names as frequently as possible” (Neil L. Andersen, “
,” Wounded Liahona, Nov. 2018, 85).
“For some, the act of believing is difficult. Sometimes our pride gets in the way. Perhaps we think that because we are intelligent, educated, or experienced, we simply cannot believe in God. And we begin to look at religion as foolish tradition.
“In my experience, belief is not so much like a painting we look at and admire and about which we discuss and theorize. It is more like a plow that we take into the fields and, by the sweat of our brow, create furrows in the earth that accept seeds and bear fruit that shall remain.
“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. This is the promise to all who seek to believe.”
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “
,” Believe, Love, Do Liahona, Nov. 2018, 47.
What questions did you have that were answered at conference? Share your experience on
“The best things in this life are
centered on Jesus Christ and understanding the eternal truths of who He is and who we are in our relationship with Him.”
Elder Jack N. Gerard of the Seventy, “
,” Now Is The Time Liahona, Nov. 2018, 109.
Taking His Name
President Russell M. Nelson reminded us of the importance of taking the Savior’s name upon ourselves—both as disciples of Christ and as members of His Church. “When we omit His name from His Church, we are inadvertently removing
Him as the central focus of our lives,” he said.
“Taking the Savior’s name upon us includes declaring and witnessing to others—through our actions and our words—that Jesus is the Christ” (“
,” The Correct Name of the Church Liahona, Nov. 2018, 88). Many other leaders also invited us to ponder how we might better take His name upon ourselves.
President Henry B. Eyring invited us to ask ourselves two questions: “What must I be doing to take His name upon me?” and “How will I know when I am making progress?” (“
,” Try, Try, Try Liahona, Nov. 2018, 91).
Elder Robert C. Gay offered three ways we can take the Savior’s name upon ourselves (see “
,” Taking upon Ourselves the Name of Jesus Christ Liahona, Nov. 2018, 97–99).
Elder Paul B. Pieper taught what it means to truly take the name of Jesus Christ (see “
,” All Must Take upon Them the Name Given of the Father Liahona, Nov. 2018, 43–45).
Consider recording in your journal your thoughts and feelings while studying what it means to take the Lord’s name upon you.
President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to build 12 new temples, the largest number of temples ever announced on the same day. The new temples will be built in:
Auckland, New Zealand
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Praia, Cape Verde
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Washington County, Utah, USA
Yuba City, California, USA