Isn’t it Wonderful?  Lessons from General Conference

Isn’t it Wonderful? Lessons from General Conference

By Megan/Photo Credit: littlerandomsparks Twice yearly, my church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, holds a General Conference or meeting of all its leaders and members. For me, it is one of the best times of the year.  We get to hear from the prophet, apostles and other general authorities.  They always have so much to teach us.  Through the Holy Ghost, they teach us lessons we have been yearning to learn. Our last conference as held in April 2016. It was impossible to pick a favorite talk.  They were all so…Read more …
Why Modern-Day Revelation Matters

Why Modern-Day Revelation Matters

By Melody I loved watching my spiritual leaders share messages during my faith's semi-annual General Conference. It's such a wonderful way to receive revelation! For me, General Conference addresses are like spiritual TED talks. The difference is that when we watch General Conference we can be sure that what we are hearing is complete truth. General Conference addresses are always about what we need. The messages shared are like spiritual prescriptions from our Heavenly Father--there to help us lead healthier, happier lives. Every year in seminary my teacher challenges me to write down questions I…Read more …
How Can You Know the Truth?

How Can You Know the Truth?

By Kaity This past weekend was a very special one for me. It was the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' semi-annual General Conference. I love to hear the words of the prophets and apostles in my home and and feel the spirit  it brings. The talk that left the biggest impression on me was given by President Henry Eyring. In his talk he shared two stories about his father. Both stories focused on the power of the Holy Ghost. The first was about his father praying to find a church to attend.…Read more …
Countdown to General Conference: Are You Ready?

Countdown to General Conference: Are You Ready?

Photo Credit: HeraldExtra The 185th Semiannual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is almost here! The First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other General Authorities and general officers of the Church will deliver messages of inspiration and guidance. Are you ready? We asked a few of our Digital Missionaries to share their thoughts on Conference. You can read their experiences and advice below. You can also prepare personally by following the advice given here.   Learn how you can watch General Conference live…Read more …
A Reverent Excitement

A Reverent Excitement

By Rachel A couple of weeks ago I was able to cheer at one of my school’s volleyball games.  The gym was buzzing with students and athletes. We got in our lines to cheer and the game started. Bump, serve, spike. Bump, serve, spike. Bump, serve, spike. Suddenly,  my teammate nudged me and whispered in my ear, “Isn’t that Elder Holland?” I quickly turned around to see Elder Holland and his lovely wife scurrying up the bleachers to find their seats next to this family. As  people began to notice his presence, the…Read more …
We All Have Questions, God Has Answers

We All Have Questions, God Has Answers

By Lincoln, Photo: lds.org In one week, LDS General Conference will be upon us. General Conference is a semi-annual event where the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints speak to the world. There are six sessions in total: four for everyone, one session for women, and one for men. In total, almost 50 talks are given, with topics ranging from marriage and family to stories about aviation and World War II. General Conference is one of my favorite occasions of the year. Hearing from the Prophet and other men…Read more …
Growing My Faith

Growing My Faith

By Alex For as long as I can remember, any time I heard the call from my church's leaders to Come Unto Christ or to work toward personal conversion I immediately told myself, "Yes! I will! I am converted and I am willing to do everything the Lord tells me to do." Reflecting on my personal testimony, I am proud of my enthusiasm and my willingness to serve. However, recently I have taken a different approach to developing my testimony and, in the process, I have discovered a new meaning of conversion. Recently, a few friends of…Read more …
What Did I Learn from General Conference?

What Did I Learn from General Conference?

Every six months, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints meet in a General Conference to hear from modern-day apostles and prophets, as well as other church leaders.  The most recent conference was held on October 4th and 5th. We asked the youth at Small and Simple Truths what they learned at this most recent conference.  Here is what they said: Kaity While listening to General Conference I increased my knowledge about God's love for me. A few talks spoke specifically about God's love for us. But besides these, every…Read more …
What’s So Great About General Conference?

What’s So Great About General Conference?

We asked the youth at Small and Simple Truths what they like most about General Conference.  Here are their responses.  Feel free to "Click to Tweet" your favorite!   Liz The typical primary kid answer to why I like General Conference would be because of the spirit I feel when I listen. The spirit that fills my whole home as the Prophets voice can be heard on a radio or TV in almost every room. But for me its not only the feeling I get or the things that I learn. Its the…Read more …