Saturday, October 2, 2010

October 2010 Conference Highlights -- Saturday Morning

All quotes are courtesy of the Deseret News.

"... to young men of the Aaronic Priesthood and to you young men who are becoming elders, I repeat what prophets have long taught — that every worthy, able young man should prepare to serve a mission. Missionary service is a priesthood duty — an obligation the Lord expects of us who have been given so very much. Young men, I admonish you to prepare for service as a missionary. Keep yourselves clean and pure and worthy to represent the Lord. Maintain your health and strength. Study the scriptures. Where such is available, participate in Seminary or Institute. Familiarize yourself with the missionary handbook, Preach My Gospel." -President Thomas S Monson

" message today is to say that we sustain you, that we return to you those same heartfelt prayers and that same expression of love. We all know there are special keys, covenants and responsibilities given to the presiding officers of the Church, but we also know that the Church draws incomparable strength, a truly unique vitality, from the faith and devotion of every member of this Church whoever you may be. In whatever country you live, however young or inadequate you feel, or however aged or limited you see yourself as being, I testify you are individually loved of God, you are central to the meaning of His work, and you are cherished and prayed for by the presiding officers of His Church. The personal value, the sacred splendor of every one of you, is the very reason there is a plan for salvation and exaltation." -Elder Jeffrey R Holland

"In our day, the prophet of God has told us to love our fellow man, to serve, to take care of the rising generation, to rescue the inactive or less-active, to do the many things that we call Prophetic Priorities. We need to understand that these priorities are God's priorities, and the prophet is His voice in communicating it to all of the Church and the world." -Elder Claudio R.M. Costa

"We begin to make the plan known to our children when we hold tight to the iron rod ourselves. When we are holding tight to the iron rod, we are in a position to place our hands over theirs and walk the strait and narrow path together. Our example is magnified in their eyes and they will follow our cadence when they feel secure in our actions. We do not need to be perfect — just honest and sincere. Children want to feel as one with us. When a parent says, 'We can do it! We can read the scriptures daily as a family,' the children will follow." -Sister Rosemary M Wixom

"Successful gospel teachers love the gospel. They are excited about it. And because they love their students, they want them to feel as they feel and to experience what they have experienced. To teach the gospel is to share your love of the gospel." -Brother David M McConkie

"One who lives a consecrated life does not seek to take advantage of another. ... Hypocrisy is terribly destructive, not only to the hypocrite, but to all who observe or know of his conduct, especially children. It is faith-destroying, whereas honor is the rich soil in which the seed of faith thrives." -Elder D Todd Christofferson

"Slow down a little, steady the course, and focus on the essentials." -President Dieter F Uchtdorf

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