Thursday, April 8, 2010

Counsel from the Saturday Morning Session

My husband always likes to write down the words of counsel spoken in General Conference and so I will be posting each session's counsel over the next few days (some words of counsel may have been missed as there is a lot given during each talk).

I love to read through and only see the things that they are urging us to do in our lives minus the stories and other thoughts. I love seeing in clear view the themes of the conference and the direct words of guidance and instruction to apply to our individual lives.

I hope you enjoy!

Saturday Morning Session

President Thomas S. Monson:
* Reach out to new converts and those who are coming back into the Church.
* Share your resources, time, talents, and expertise to help those who are in need.

President Boyd K. Packer:
* We are to go forth and preach the gospel, even though our numbers are few compared with the world’s population.
* Everyone (men and women) should understand what is required of priesthood holders.
* The people who run Church programs should do nothing that would supplant (replace) the home…Everything should support the home.
* Fathers should be the presiding authority in the home.
* Priesthood holders should be awakened to the POWER of the priesthood (don’t just think you have authority, you have power).
* All saints should go forward with confidence in the power of the priesthood.
* The power of the priesthood needs to be activated throughout the earth. It will stand as a shield between Satan and families.
* Remember that all things in the Church are designed to protect and perfect the family.

Sister Julie B. Beck – Relief Society General President:
* We should all understand that there has never been a greater need for strong sisters.
* Sisters: Resist messages that you are entitled to more time away from your responsibilities.
* Strive to qualify for the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost.
* Spend time in the scriptures every day!
* Pray daily.
* Put yourself in the right places where you can be worthy of the Spirit.
* Put your trust in the Spirit to give you guidance.
* Live in a way that will prepare you for eternal life.
* Women should be women, not babies who need petting and correction all of the time.
* Women of the Church should and will be distinct and different in happy ways from women of the world.

Bishop Keith B. McMullin – Presiding Bishopric:
* Take comfort in the promise that God will protect His people.
* Keep God’s commandments and pattern life after the Savior.
* Your duty is to keep your covenants.
* Honor God by doing good in the world.
* You have a duty to pray.

Elder Wilford W. Andersen – of the Seventy:
* If you’re going to build your home you must build your faith.
* Faith grows by work. You must work to keep the commandments.
* Put your trust in the Savior to overcome feelings of depression.
* Those in despair must remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer that we must build our faith.

Elder M. Russell Ballard:
* Sisters: Don’t be led by the women of the world. LEAD the women of the world.
Suggestions for Young Women:
* Look to your faithful mothers as examples. * Listen to her. * Love her. Trust her. * Be kind to her. * Be patient with her imperfections.
Suggestion to mothers:
* Understand that daughters usually act like their mothers, so set a proper example for them to follow. * Teach your daughters in righteousness. You are their first defense. * Even when you think she’s not listening, understand that she’s watching to see if your actions match your words. * Teach your daughters the joy that comes from bearing children. * Teach them to not gossip/be rude. * Have the courage to counsel, correct, and love them. * Teach your daughters the importance of making covenants, and show them how to keep them. * Have frequent, open discussions that teach the importance of living chaste and dressing modestly. * Your daughters need to CLEARLY and REPEATEDLY hear the chastity/modesty talk and SEE it demonstrated. * Teach them about what it feels like to feel the Spirit. * Point them to the scriptures. * Teach them that keeping covenants is the safest (and ultimately the only) way to happiness. * Teach them that they can repent when the make mistakes.
* It is critical that parents and children listen to and learn from one another.
* Remember that the home is the most important place to prepare the youth of the Church.
* Teach, nurture, and prepare one another within the walls of the home.

President Henry B. Eyring:
* Children should be strengthened early and rescued quickly.
* If children are strengthened while they are young, they’ll be less likely to need rescuing during their teenage years.
* Leaders: Rise to what the Lord requires of you to help young people.
* Help youth feel your confidence in them that they can succeed.
* Counsel/correct young people with love so they can feel that love in your words.


Katia said...

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katia said...

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Shantel said...

It's interesting that your husbands notes are not what I heard at all. (especially Julie Becks talk)Not that they are wrong, but I think you hear what YOU need to hear - and everyone's message gets taylor made for them by the spirit. I love how that happens.