What a wonderful General Conference weekend! All of the messages were so inspiring, and so many of them addressed concerns that I have been praying/pondering about. It was interesting to witness the calling of three new apostles. I especially liked Elder Bednars talk: with the passing of Elder Perry, Pres. Packer, and Elder Scott I had gone back to review their recent messages. I have also been curious to hear what the last counsel of a prophet/apostle is before he dies, but hadn’t studied it out yet. It was heart-breaking to watch Pres. Monson struggle to deliver his message–we prayed for him as he spoke, as I am sure many others were doing. He truly is a man who has given his life to serving the Lord and His purposes.
Now begins the wonderful task of studying and integrating the messages in our lives. In just a few short days the talks will be available on the Gospel Library app. I usually read 1-2 talks a day until I have made it through all of the sessions, highlighting key sections. I mark the messages that we should study further as a family, and we discuss them usually through Family Home Evening lessons.
I am planning to teach my children that apostles testify of Jesus Christ by sharing the following video:
We will also continue to teach our children about the apostles, and especially help them get to know the new apostles.
I liked the ideas for General Conference recap shared here.
What will you do to make General Conference a part of your daily life?