Counting Down to General Conference

General Conference is just two weeks away, and we are getting ready at our home!

I saw this countdown calendar at the Red Headed Hostess and  I thought it would be a nice conference tradition to add this year. I printed off her sheets four to one page, so each countdown sheet was just 1/4 sheet. My daughters colored the numbers and glued a picture of an apostle on each page. I stapled it all together and placed it in a prominent place in our home. IMG_20150920_1043407_rewind

The plan is to pull off one countdown picture each day and briefly review what that apostle spoke about at the recent General Conference. The numbers work out pretty well since there are 14 days and 15 apostles and First Presidency (we will just double up on one day).IMG_20150920_1043260_rewind

I also decided to cover the door with the posters of scriptures and quotes that we have used for Family Home Evening lessons that were based on General Conference. It didn’t take long for my children to find them and start reading them!


“Some might say it is not the leaders who are important, but the message they bring. Yet, if our children do not know the names of the members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, they most likely will not know their messages either.”

“When children are young parents must be innovative in helping them develop good habits regarding conference participation. As our children are given opportunities to observe and learn the role of these special witnesses, they will receive a spiritual confirmation of the sacred calling of their Church leaders, and they will feel a deeper love for and interest in these leaders and their message.’

Elder Neil L. Andersen, “Teaching our Children to Love the Prophets”. April 1996 Ensign.

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