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1 - Start thinking now about questions or concerns you have. Write them down, and pray that you will find solutions and guidance during conference and pray for those who are assigned to speak. - Do those things which invite the Spirit into your life so you will have a better understanding of what will be taught. - Have a willing heart, ready to obey the words of the prophets. - Be awake for conference. Get a good night s sleep! - Prepare a notebook, pens, your scriptures, and anything else you might need. - Attend or view all the sessions, including the priesthood session for priesthood bearers or the General Young Women Meeting for women. - Listen carefully not just to the speakers, but to the prayers and songs also. - Keep notes, including any inspiration you might receive during conference. - Listen earnestly for answers to the questions you have. - Between conference sessions, participate in activities that will invite the Spirit. The First Presidency - Follow the prophets by obeying their counsel. - Re-read your notes. Remember the inspiration you had while you were listening to conference. Make goals right away to motivate you to do what you felt inspired to do. - Re-read the conference talks in the November Ensign. Studying the words of the prophets again will help you remember their most current counsel for you.

2 And I know that the record which I make is true; and I make it with mine own hand; and I make it according to my knowledge. - 1 Nephi 1:1, 3

3 - The organ has 11,623 pipes. - The pipes are made of wood, zinc and various alloys of tin and lead. - The pipes are controlled from a console. - The longest pipe has a length of 32 feet. - The shortest pipe is three-quarters of an inch. - Two technicians are employed full time to maintain this and other musical instruments. - There are around 360 people in the choir. - The Choir has appeared at 13 world's fairs and expositions, performed at the inaugurations of five U.S. presidents and sung for numerous worldwide telecasts and special events. - Five of the Choir's recordings have achieved "gold record" and two have achieved "platinum record" status. - The choir was founded in August 1847, one month after the pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley. - Music and the Spoken Word is now broadcast worldwide through some 1500 radio and TV stations. Which choirs sang today? Who conducted the choirs? What songs did they sing? Which choirs sang today? Who conducted the choirs? What songs did they sing?

4 Color the suit & tie to match what he was wearing. Born: August 21, 1927 Current Age: 83 Married: Frances Beverly (Johnson) Children: 3 Occupation: Printer / Advertising Executive Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream In December 1981, U.S. President Ronald Reagan appointed him to the President's Task Force for Private Sector Initiatives. He remained with the initiative until it completed its work in Dec *** When he was born, there were fewer than 650,000 members of the church in the world, with most of them being based in the Western United States. When he became President, there were over 13 million members with the majority of the membership living outside the United States and Canada. *** Did you know that he taught for a time at the University of Utah, and then began a career in publishing? His first job was with the Deseret News, where he became an advertising executive.

5 Color the suit & tie to match what he was wearing. Born: May 31, 1933 Current Age: 77 Married: Kathleen Johnson Children: 6 Occupation: Educator Military: He spent two years in the U.S. Air Force. His father was a renowned chemist teaching at Princeton University. His mother, an assistant professor who headed the women s physical education department at the University of Utah, was on leave from the department pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Wisconsin when his parents met. *** His Great-Grandfather met Swiss immigrant Mary Bommeli when he joined her pioneer company on his trek to Utah following his mission. Mary, whose family joined the Church when she was 24, had been incarcerated in Berlin, Germany, for sharing the gospel. The night she was arrested, she wrote a letter to the judge and encouraged him to repent and save himself and family from great sorrow. The judge soon dropped the charges, and Mary was released. Henry and Mary married shortly thereafter. *** He was head of Ricks College now Brigham Young University-Idaho. *** He graduated from Harvard.

6 Color the suit & tie to match what he was wearing. Born: November 6, 1940 Current Age: 70 Married: Harriet Reich Uchtdorf Children: 2 Occupation: Pilot He is only the eleventh apostle to be born outside the United States. He is the second member of the First Presidency who is not a native English speaker. President Uchtdorf is the first German apostle in church history and was the first born outside of North America since the death of John A. Widtsoe in He is the first resident of a country outside the United States or Canada to be called to be a general authority who later became an apostle. *** It was while attending mutual as a thirteen year old, that he first met the girl, Harriet Reich, who would later became his wife. *** It was while waiting in a food line that the young Dieter and his grandmother were introduced to the Gospel. (He was six years old at the time).

7 Write at least 3 things about each apostle s address Pres. Packer Elder Perry Elder Nelson Elder Oaks Elder Ballard Elder Scott Elder Hales Elder Holland Elder Bednar Elder Cook Elder Christofferson Elder Andersen

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10 13 th Article of Faith Sudoku

11 Put a small treat on each square (i.e. M&M, marshmallow, peanut, etc.). You may want to put this sheet on top of a book to give it support. You can eat the treat in the box when the speaker uses the word in their conference talk. When their talk is over, fill the board again and start over.

12 Which word appears twice in this puzzle? adults, Andersen, annual, apostles, April, balcony, Ballard, Bednar, broadcast, cars, chapel, children, choir, Christofferson, conduct, Conference Center, Cook, counselors, crayons, director, Ensign, examples, Eyring, families, flowers, friends, Hales, Holland, Holy Ghost, inspiration, Jesus Christ, languages, learning, love, meetings, missionaries, Monson, mormons, music, Nelson, newspaper, notebook, notes, Oaks, organizations, Packer, pencils, pens, people, Perry, photographers, pictures, prayers, president, priesthood, Primary, prophet, pulpit, quorum, radio, release, Relief Society, revelation, reverence, Scott, scriptures, seats, session, smile, snacks, speakers, spirit, Spring, Sunday dress, Sunday School, sustain, Tabernacle, talks, teleprompter, television, Temple Square, temples, testimony, ticket, traditions, translate, translators, truth, Uchtdorf, viewed, world, Young Men, Young Women, youth

13 The talk(s) that meant the most to me during the Saturday sessions of conference was/were by I enjoyed the talk(s) because The talk(s) that meant the most to me during the Sunday sessions of conference was/were by I enjoyed the talk(s) because The prophet counseled Church members to: This specific counsel was given to the youth of the Church: The answers I received from listening and pondering during general conference are: The main themes of general conference were:

14 Ideas on how to incorporate conference in your day-to-day life: * Listen to the addresses while you exercise, drive, do chores, or get ready for the day. James, Ontario * Have family members take turns choosing talks to listen to during breakfast. Ashlee, Washington * Watch parts of general conference as a family on Sundays. Grant, California * Make a list that matches topics covered in general conference to things that you want to improve in your life. Study the topics one at a time as you try to improve before the next general conference. Rebecca, Texas You ve listened to the messages; you ve felt the Spirit testify to you; you ve committed to follow the counsel that was given. Now that general conference weekend is over, how are you going to keep the lessons of general conference a part of your life for the next six months?

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