2014 October General Conference Quote Cards

Conference Quote CardsHere are the 2014 October General Conference Quote Cards. It’s taken a week longer to get them posted than I would have liked. I’ve been working on them in the early mornings (the time change here in Hawaii has been a struggle) and between trips to the glorious beaches with my family! There were so many good things shared it became a challenge knowing what to cut to fit everything. I hope what has been included helps YOU. I add my testimony and witness of Jesus Christ to these faithful servants, leaders, apostles and prophets of God. Cards are organized in alphabetical order by first name. You will see there are additional cards for those that gave messages in multiple sessions of Conference, including Priesthood and Women’s Meetings. Download in .jpg or .pdf formats.

Activity Suggestion: Gather your family, or in an upcoming church class or activity, discuss what was taught at General Conference. Have each person choose a card, then invite participation through reading quotes, expressing feelings and sharing testimony. Consider asking questions to help class members think deeply, creating meaningful discussion.

Printing Tip: Download Conference Quote Cards from all sessions (.jpeg) by dragging each image to desktop or clicking on it. For for a larger file size, choose (.pdf) versions below. I submit the .jpeg images to Costco Photo to have them printed on photo paper (4×6) for easy reading. I keep them in a simple, plastic sleeve photo album that fits inside most scripture bags (see example).

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2014 General Conference Quote Cards COVER

Alan Forrest Packer Boyd K. Packer 10.14 Carlos A. Godoy Carol F. McConkie 10.14 Cheryl C. Esplin 10.14 Chi Hong (Sam) Wong 10.14 Craig C. Christensen 10.14 (priesthood) Dallin H. Oaks 10.14 David A. Bednar Dean M. Davis (priesthood) Dieter F. Uchtdorf (priesthood) Dieter F. Uchtdorf 10.14 Dieter F. Uchtdorf 10.14 2 Eduardo Gavarret D. Todd Christofferson 10.14 David A. Bednar Henry B. Eyring 10.14 Henry B. Eyring 10.14 (priesthood) Hugo E. Martinez James J. Hamula Jean A. Stevens 10.14 Jeffery R. Holland 10.14 Jorg Klebingat 10.14 L. Tom Perry 10.14 Larry S. Kacher 10.14 Linda K. Burton 10.14 Lynn G. Robbins 10.14 M. Russell Ballard 10.14 Neil L. Anderson 10.14 Neill F. Marriott 10.14 Quentin L. Cook 10.14 (priesthood) Richard G. Scott 10.14 Robert D. Hales Russell M. Nelson 10.14 Tad R. Callister 10.14 Thomas S. Monson 2 10.14 Thomas S. Monson 10.14 Thomas S. Monson 10.14 (priesthood)

PDF: General Conference Quote Cards COVER, Alan Forrest Packer, Boyd K. Packer, Carlos A. Godoy, Carol F. McConkie, Cheryl C. Esplin, Chi Hong (Sam) Wong, Craig C. Christensen, Dallin H. Oaks, David A. Bednar, Dean M. Davis, Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Eduardo Gavarret, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, D. Todd Christofferson, Henry B. Eyring, Henry B. Eyring, Hugo E. Martinez, James J. Hamula, Jean A. Stevens, Jeffery R. Holland, Jorg Klebingat, L. Tom Perry, Larry S. Kacher, Linda K. Burton, Lynn G. Robbins, M. Russell Ballard, Neil L. Anderson, Neill F. Marriott, Quentin L. Cook, Richard G. Scott, Robert D. Hales, Russell M. Nelson, Tad R. Callister, Thomas S. Monson, Thomas S. Monson, Thomas S. Monson.

Background image from LDS.org. Watch, listen or print full versions of talks here.

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General Conference Images

I’ve enjoyed the flood of inspiring quotes and images posted on popular social media sites following General Conference early this month.   If you’re not following “The LDS Church” or “LDS General Conference” on Twitter I highly recommend it!  These images were created by the LDS Church and shared on Twitter during Conference; just moments after the messages were given.  I thought it would be beneficial to create a collection of the images that could be saved in one place on your computer for use in future lessons.  Aren’t they AWESOME?!

Watch, listen, print or download the Conference messages in their entirety here.

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Conference Quote Cards

2014 APRIL GENERAL CONFERENCE

2014 April General Conference LETTERActivity Suggestion:  Gather your family, or in an upcoming church class or activity, discuss what was taught at General Conference.  Have each person choose a card, then invite participation through reading quotes, expressing feelings and sharing testimony.  Consider asking questions to help class members think deeply, creating meaningful discussion.

Printing Tip:  Download Conference Quote Cards from all sessions (.jpeg) by dragging each image to desktop or clicking on it.  For for a larger file size, choose (.pdf) versions below.  I submit the .jpeg images to Costco Photo to have them printed on photo paper (4×6) for easy reading and keeping.  Enjoy!Cover

Thomas S. Monson 1D. Todd ChristoffersonCladio D. ZivicCarlos H. AmadoBoyd K. PackerBoyd K. PackerCarlos H. AmadoCladio D. ZivicD. Todd ChristoffersonDavid A. BednarDeiter F. UchtdorfGary E. StevensonHenry B. EyringJean A. StevensQuentin L. CookNeil L. AndersonMichael John U. TehMarcos A. AidukaitisM. Russell BallardLinda S. ReevesLawrence E. CorbridgeL. Tom PerryJeffrey R. HollandRichard G. ScottRobert D. HalesRonald R. RasbandRussell M. NelsonThomas S. Monson 2W. Craig ZwickWilliam R. WalkerThomas S. Monson 3

Conference Book

I purchased several inexpensive 4×6 photo albums, one for each member of the family, and put them together like this. They fit perfectly with scriptures!

A friend of mine shared this picture with me of her son preparing a talk using the quote cards. It brought a smile to my face and I had to share it!

A friend of mine shared this picture with me of her son preparing a talk using the quote cards. I was inspired by it.  What a great example!  Thanks for sharing, Megan!

 

PDF Files:  Cladio D. Zivic, Carlos H. Amado, Boyd K. Packer, D. Todd Christofferson, David A. Bednar, Deiter F. Uchtdorf, Gary E. Stevenson, Henry B. Eyring, Jean A. Stevens, Jeffrey R. Holland, L. Tom Perry, Lawrence E. Corbridge, Ronald R. Rasband, Robert D. Hales, Richard G. Scott, Quentin L. Cook, Neil L. Anderson, Michael John U. Teh, Marcos A. Aidukaitis, M. Russell Ballard, Linda S. Reeves, Russell M. Nelson, Thomas S. Monson 1, Thomas S. Monson 2, Thomas S. Monson 3.

God Speaks Through Prophets

People have always had questions.

Why is there so much suffering?

Does life have a purpose?

How can I be a better person?

Find answers through General Conference.

President Uchtdorf teaches that if you think of some questions before general conference, the Lord can speak to you through His prophets and apostles during conference.  As a family or class, discuss what you need to learn, either individually or together.  (For example: How do I strengthen my testimony?  How should I deal with a problem at school?) On a piece of paper or in your journal, write down your questions.  Before conference Check Back!begins, you could think and pray about these questions.  Listen carefully during conference (it may help to take notes).  Then write how the Lord—through Church leaders—answered your questions.  Come listen to living prophets this Saturday and Sunday, April 5th & 6th.  Watch online (LDS.org, YouTube, Mormon Channel, BYUtv) or at a local meeting house.

Consider printing the following conference activities to help your children stay engaged and listening during conference: General Conference Notebook, Conference Squares, and Conference Coloring Pages.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, suggests three basic concepts that may help us to better receive, remember, and apply the words spoken by the Lord’s servants during conference:

1. Members of the Church are entitled to personal revelation as they listen to and study the inspired words spoken at general conference.

As you prepare for general conference, I invite you to ponder questions you need to have answered.  For example, you might yearn for direction and guidance by the Lord regarding challenges you are facing.  Answers to your specific prayers may come directly from a particular talk or from a specific phrase.  At other times answers may come in a seemingly unrelated word, phrase, or song.  A heart filled with gratitude for the blessings of life and an earnest desire to hear and follow the words of counsel will prepare the way for personal revelation.

2. Don’t discount a message merely because it sounds familiar.

Prophets have always taught by repetition; it is a law of learning.  You will hear repetition in themes and doctrines in general conference.  Let me reassure you: this is not due to a lack of creativity or imagination.  We continue to hear messages on similar issues because the Lord is teaching and impressing upon our minds and hearts certain foundational principles of great eternal importance that must be understood and acted upon before we can move on to other things.  A wise builder first lays the foundation before erecting the walls and the roof.

3. The words spoken at general conference should be a compass that points the way for us during the coming months.

If we listen to and follow the promptings of the Spirit, they will serve as a Liahona, guiding us through the unknown, challenging valleys and mountains that are ahead (see 1 Nephi 16).  Since the world began, God has raised up prophets who speak the will of heaven to the people of their times.  It is our responsibility to listen and then apply the messages the Lord provides for us.  Our merciful and loving Heavenly Father has not forsaken and will not forsake His children.  Today, as well as in times past, He has appointed apostles and prophets.  He continues to reveal His word to them.  What a marvelous privilege it is to hear God’s messages for each of us during general conference!  Let us prepare well for this great blessing of divine guidance delivered by His chosen servants.

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Here is one of my family’s favorite conference traditions.  I prepare this delicious recipe on Saturday evening and refrigerate overnight.  Remove from fridge Sunday morning around 8, let rise, then pop in the oven!  They are hot and sticky just in time for the first session of conference!

Butterscotch Bubble Loaf

18-20 Rhodes pan rolls – cut in half

1 small box butterscotch pudding

½ c. brown sugar

½ c. butter or margarine

½ c. chopped pecans

Spray bundt pan.  Cut semi-thawed Rhodes rolls in half. Dip in dry pudding mix until covered.  Arrange rolls in pan, sprinkling with pecans in between each layer. Sprinkle remaining pudding mix over the top.  In a small saucepan combine brown sugar and butter.  Heat together until butter is melted and a syrup is formed.  (Can microwave for about 1 ½ minutes). Pour over rolls and cover with plastic wrap.  Let raise until double in bulk (2-3 hours).  Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. As soon as you take the rolls out of the oven, loosen the sides of the pan with a knife and invert the pan onto a serving plate.

Have a wonderful conference weekend!

Repentance

Repentance means forsaking sin and turning the heart and will to God.

(Bible Dictionary, “Repentance,” 760)

True repentance is based on faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

(Ezra Taft Benson, “A Mighty Change of Heart,” Ensign, Oct. 1989, 2)

If we do not repent, we must suffer the punishments spoken of by the Lord.

(D&C 19:17-20)

Repentance includes making proper restitution to the limit of one’s power.

(Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Harold B. Lee, 29–30)

Chalkboard Activity NEW

Chalkboard Example #1

Introduce the Doctrine:  Before class begins, make a list of words on the chalkboard beginning with the letters “Re” that relate to the word “Repentance” (without telling students).  Ask class members to search the words, like those on Chalkboard Example #1, and discover what Church doctrine pertains to all. You can give them the hint, it also starts with an “Re.”  After a moment to think, have them share the word, then have several students give specific examples on how the words relate.  Erase the words and write the question shown on Chalkboard Example #2.

Chalkboard Activity 2

Chalkboard Example #2

Prayerfully study the suggested scriptures and resources in this month’s Come Follow Me outline, How can repentance help me everyday?.  Help the youth better understand the importance of repentance in their lives as you give them opportunities to study selected quotes taken from Elder D. Todd Christofferson’s talk “The Divine Gift of Repentance” and Elder Neil L. Andersen’s talk “Repent … That I May Heal You.”

Print off and pass the quote cards to members of your class.  Have them read through the message and answer the question at the bottom of the card given them.  Invite them to turn to their neighbor and share their findings, then ask class members to share as a group.

Sacrifice Sooner Triump Suffered I am He Procrastinate Progress Repentance Godly Sorrow Elements Daily Change Celebration Activities

“One of my favorite scriptural accounts that illustrates this important principle is found in Matthew chapter 14. As the disciples watched the Savior walk on the Sea of Galilee toward their boat, they thought they were seeing a ghost. Jesus assured them that it was He and that they need not be afraid. Peter declared, “Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water” (verse 28). Jesus said, “Come.” Matthew then records, “And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus” (see Matthew 14:24–29).

The rest of the story is what I find most significant. I can’t relate to walking on water, but I can relate to what Peter experienced next:

“But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

“And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

“And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

“Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God” (Matthew 14:30–33).

All of us have had, are having, or will yet have a Peter-like “sinking” experience in some way and will at some time (probably many times) cry out, “Lord, save me.” Even Peter’s strong fisherman arms were not strong enough to save him. He needed the rescuing arms of Christ, and so do we. Can you imagine Peter—choking, his head bobbing beneath the surface of the water—saying as the Savior extends His arms: “No, thank you. I will swim to shore. I sank myself, so I must save myself”? Of course not. How ridiculous! Yet we sometimes do just that.

We may know in our heads that our mortal arms and hands are deficient—in fact, utterly incapable of rescuing or redeeming us—but we sometimes resist, even recoil from, the outstretched arms of the Savior. Sometimes we spiritually drown ourselves because we won’t allow His arms to cradle us.  May I be bold enough to suggest that it is impossible for anyone who really knows God to doubt his willingness to receive us with open arms in a divine embrace if we will but ‘come unto Him.’ …

“I am convinced that none of us can appreciate how deeply it wounds the loving heart of the Savior of the world when he finds that his people do not feel confident in his care or secure in his hands.” (Brent L. Top, “The Loving Arms of Christ”)

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland:

“All of us have had, are having, or will yet have a Peter-like “sinking” experience in some way and will at some time (probably many times) cry out, “Lord, save me.” EvenPeter in the Water Peter’s strong fisherman arms were not strong enough to save him.  He needed the rescuing arms of Christ, and so do we.  Can you imagine Peter-choking, his head bobbing beneath the surface of the water – saying as the Savior extends His arms: “No, thank you. I will swim to shore.  I sank myself, so I must save myself”?  Of course not!  Yet we sometimes do just that.  We may know in our heads that our mortal arms and hands are deficient – in fact, utterly incapable of rescuing or redeeming us – but we sometimes resist, even recoil from, the outstretched arms of the Savior.  Sometimes we spiritually drown ourselves because we won’t allow His arms to cradle us. May I be bold enough to suggest that it is impossible for anyone who really knows God to doubt his willingness to receive us with open arms in a divine embrace if we will but ‘come unto Him.’ …  I am convinced that none of us can appreciate how deeply it wounds the loving heart of the Savior of the world when he finds that his people do not feel confident in his care or secure in his hands.”

I am a witness of his mighty arms offering comfort and security in my life.  My devotion to and testimony of him has been strengthened because of his atoning mercy and constant care for me.  It is my prayer you feel this matchless love in your own life.  Remembering that it is only through true repentance and taking the arms of our Savior that we can be saved.

Behold, [my arms] of mercy [are] extended towards you, and whosoever will come, him will I receive; and blessed are those who come unto me (3 Nephi 9:14).

Print an optional class handout here:

His Arms - Photo Handout

Conference Quote Cards

OCTOBER 2013 GENERAL CONFERENCEFULLPIC

It’s time to review what we learned this weekend from L.D.S. General Conference!  Gather your family, or in an upcoming Church class, discuss what was learned and felt while listening General Conference.  Print off Conference Quote Cards from all sessions.  Invite each person to select one or two cards including selected quotes that were meaningful to them. Encourage participation through reading quotes, asking questions and expressing feelings and testimony.  Consider writing other key points or applications in the space provided on card.  Download Conference Quote Cards (4×6): Holland, Valenzuela, Uchtdorf, Stephens, Soares, Packer, Nielson, Monson (Welcome), Hales, Dyches, Dube, Christofferson, Bednar, Ballard, Scott, Oscarson, Oaks, Monson, Maynes, Eyring, Anderson, Cook, Hamilton, McConkie, Nelson, Ochoa and Vinson.