LDS APRIL CONFERENCE - 12 QUOTES FROM SATURDAYS SESSION
On The Banks of the Idaho Falls LDS Temple
"The family, the fundamental organization in
time and eternity, is under attack from forces seen and unseen. The
adversary is about. His objective is to cause injury. If he can weaken
and destroy the family, he will have succeeded."
"By anchoring our lives to Jesus Christ and his
Atonement … we will be strengthened; we will experience real personal
growth and a lasting conversion; we will be better prepared to
successfully withstand the storms and calamities of life; we will
experience the joy and happiness promised; and we will have the
confidence that our lives have been built upon a sure foundation: a
foundation that will never fall."
"What would the world be like if virtue … were
reinstated in our society as a most highly prized value? If immorality,
pornography and abuse decreased, would there be fewer broken marriages,
broken lives and broken hearts? Would media ennoble and enable rather
than objectify and degrade God's precious daughters? If all humanity
really understood the importance of the statement, 'We are daughters of
our Heavenly Father,' how would women be regarded and treated?"
"By exercising faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the
enabling power of his Atonement strengthens us in our moment of need,
and His redeeming power sanctifies us as we 'put off the natural man.'"
"In our Heavenly Father's great priesthood endowed
plan, men have the unique responsibility to administer the priesthood,
but they are not the priesthood. Men and women have different but
equally valued roles. Just as a woman cannot conceive a child without a
man, so a man cannot fully exercise the power of the priesthood to
establish an eternal family without a woman. In other words, in the
eternal perspective, both the procreative power and the priesthood power
are shared by a husband and wife."
"We are under covenant both to lift up those in
need and to be witnesses of the Savior as long as we live. We will only
be able to do it without fail as we feel love for the Savior and His
love for us. As we are faithful to the promises we have made, we will
feel our love for Him. It will increase because we will feel His power
and drawing near to us in His service."
"If you young people would review a verse of
scripture as often as some of you send text messages, you could soon
have hundreds of passages of scripture memorized. Those passages would
prove to be a powerful source of inspiration and guidance by the Holy
Ghost in times of need."
"Peace is not just safety or lack of war, violence,
conflict and contention. Peace comes from knowing that the Savior knows
who we are, knows that we have faith in Him, love Him, and keep His
commandments, even and especially amid life's devastating trials and
"Again I witness the Lord has the way! Our Heavenly
Father knows us, loves us and wants to help. He knows best how to help.
We are not spiritual orphans!"
"The gospel in Africa is going to a happy people,
very unencumbered by the trappings that affect the lives of many in the
West. They are not concerned about having endless material possessions.
It has been said of Africans that 'they have very little of that which
matters least and a great deal of that which matters most.'"
"From the Atonement of the Savior flows the
soothing salve that can heal our spiritual wounds and remove guilt.
However, this salve can only be applied through the principles of faith
in the Lord Jesus Christ, repentance and constant obedience. ... I
promise that obedience to the law of chastity will increase our
happiness in mortality and make possible our progress in eternity."
"More of you young men and women will catch this
wave as you strive to be worthy of mission calls. You see this as a wave
of truth and righteousness. You see your opportunity to be on the crest
of that wave."