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PARENTS: These packets will hopefully enable you to listen to the messages of General Conference and encourage your children to watch Conference with you. We hope that the booklets will bless your families, especially on the Sabbath.
You are about to be part of a unique General Conference that you have never seen and has only happened 15 times in Church History. You will be sustaining a new Prophet! What happens when the Prophet dies? When a prophet passes away, the First Presidency goes back into the order they were called into the Quorum of the Twelve. “The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles becomes the presiding body of the Church. . ., until a new president of the Church is chosen and ordained” (www.lds.org). All the Priesthood keys are still on the Earth. As “we believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority” (5th Article of Faith), a special meeting is called where the Quorum of the Twelve meet in the Temple and pray about who the next Prophet should be. The pattern was set long ago by the Lord, that the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (the senior apostle) becomes the next Prophet. The Quorum sets him apart and gives him all the Priesthood keys. At the following General Conference, we, as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, get to “sustain the President of the Church as prophet, seer, and revelator—the only person on the earth who receives revelation to guide the entire Church” (www.lds.org). The Holy Ghost will help you gain a testimony of our new prophet and you will know that he is his called of God. We encourage you to listen to and follow our new prophet, President Thomas S. Monson. He will not lead you astray.
Pres. Hinckley worked hard.
We will miss President Hinckley...
Pres. Hinckley developed a testimony of Joseph Smith.
Pres. Hinckley studied & learned.
Pres. Hinckley served Heavenly Father.
Gordon Bitner Hinckley traveled o’er the earth Making friends with kings and leaders of the world, dedicating temples, and waving his cane. Standing up for righteousness honors God’s name.
A new First Presidency will be sustained. Circle the prophet in blue and his counselors in red. A new member of the Quorum of the Twelve will also be called. Write his name on the blank.
Thomas S. Monson
Boyd K. Packer
L. Tom Perry
Russell M. Nelson
Dallin H. Oaks
M. Russell Ballard
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Richard G. Scott
Robert D. Hales
Jeffrey R. Holland
Henry B. Eyring
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
David A. Bednar
Quentin L. Cook
On the following pages, write a few notes or draw a picture about what these speakers talk about. Color the tie to match what the speaker wore. Circle your favorite talk and write something you will try to do better.
Thomas S. Monson President
Henry B. Eyring 1st Counselor
Dieter F. Uchtdorf 2nd Counselor
Boyd K. Packer Pres. Quorum of the 12 Apostles
L. Tom Perry Quorum of the 12 Apostles
Russell M. Nelson Quorum of the 12 Apostles
Dallin H. Oaks Quorum of the 12 Apostles
M. Russell Ballard Quorum of the 12 Apostles
Joseph B. Wirthlin Quorum of the 12 Apostles
Richard G. Scott Quorum of the 12 Apostles
Robert D. Hales Quorum of the 12 Apostles
Jeffrey R. Holland Quorum of the 12 Apostles
David A. Bednar Quorum of the 12 Apostles Quentin L. Cook Quorum of the 12 Apostles New Apostle in the Quorum of the 12 Apostles
List the names of others who spoke and their topic.
Who conducted each session? Saturday Morning Saturday Afternoon Sunday Morning Sunday Afternoon Who is the newest Apostle? What is the name of the building Conference is held in? What is the Saturday night session called? How many missions are there? Were any new temples announced? If yes, where?
Follow the way through the maze to our living prophet, President Monson
♫ FOLLOW THE PROPHET ♫ Now we have a world where people are confused. If you don’t believe it, go and watch the news. We can get direction all along our way, If we heed the prophets—follow what they say.
Draw a line from the name to the correct picture. Circle our new Prophet’s picture.
Thomas S. Monson Boyd K. Packer L. Tom Perry Russell M. Nelson Dallin H. Oaks M. Russell Ballard Joseph B. Wirthlin Richard G. Scott Robert D. Hales Jeffrey R. Holland Henry B. Eyring Dieter F. Uchtdorf David A. Bednar Quentin L. Cook
Draw a picture of your family watching General Conference.
Match the first name with the last name. Then, find the names in the word search. Names are written forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally.
Russell M Richard G Dieter F Thomas S Robert D Boyd K David A L Tom Quentin L Joseph B Dallin H Henry B M Russell Jeffrey R Monson Packer Perry Nelson Oaks Ballard Wirthlin Scott Hales Holland Eyring Uchtdorf Bednar Cook
N A L B E D N A R F L G A D L Y T E S R O B E R T D J A D E C N E L S O N D O R O E H R U R O T N T H O M A S S O U F S R Y O L E Q U H E D L C R D U I M O K L D C P O L I E O B D R K G F M I H L A A T V B T O B D N F R B T N R E K C A P T L Y I N U E D P I D I S L D K A O R Y S A O D E L S E L A H L B Y N S S R G Y R L T A F L D W E J E F F R E Y R A R A K C O N I L H T R I W L Y D L E B T O Y L N I T N E U Q A H A H H U Q M I O L I S S R B V O
Word Find: Find the last names of the apostles. They will be found forward and up and down.
S D P E R R Y W N B
C H A L E S K I D A
O U C H T D O R F L
T L K O A L H T E L
T N E L S O N H Y A
C L R L L N F L R R
O N O A K S T I I D
O M O N S O N N N P
K B E D N A R T G R
Monson Packer Perry Nelson Oaks Ballard Wirthlin
Scott Hales Holland Eyring Uchtdorf Bednar Cook
reference. Match the scripture with its reference
“All human beings—male and female— are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny.” “For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them, and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children.” “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.” “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” “The family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.” “And verily I say unto you, let this house be built unto my name, that I may reveal mine ordinances therein unto my people.”
Amos 3:7 Mark 11:24 1 John 4:14 2 Nephi 4:15 2 Nephi 25:26 D&C 4:2 D&C 18:15 D&C 59:7 D&C 68:27 D&C 124:40 “Proclamation,” paragraph 1 “Proclamation,” paragraph 2
“And if it so be that you should … bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy.” “And their children shall be baptized for the remission of their sins when eight years old, and receive the laying on of the hands.” “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” “Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.” “Thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things.” “And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies.”
General Conference Talk Subjects During General Conference, the speakers will have many topics. Here are many common subjects, circle them.
Atonement Baptism Bible Bishop Blessings Book of Mormon Chastity Children Christ Commandment Compassion Covenants Death Education Endure Eternal Life
Examples Faith Families Fathers Food Storage Good Works Holy Ghost Honesty Hope Love Marriage Missionaries Mothers Music Obedience Prayer
Preparation Priesthood Prophet Repentance Resurrection Sabbath Scriptures Self-Esteem Service Teachers Temples Tithing Word of Wisdom Youth
Use the key to discover a hidden message. A B C D E F G
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H I J K L M N
O P Q R S T U
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W I L L
F O L L O W F O R I O F
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P R O P H E T , I A M A
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Word of Wisdom
BINGO!!! They said it!
Baptism Resurrection Holy Ghost Prayer
Listen carefully to what each speaker says. If you see their topic cover it with a bean, M&M, Skittle, piece of paper, whatever you can find! Try to get five in a row (up and down, sideways, or diagonally), corners, or blackout! But you need to listen carefully so you don’t miss anything!
Seek the Words of Christ
Joseph F. Smith
Heber J. Grant
George Albert Smith
David O. McKay
Joseph Fielding Smith
Harold B. Lee
Spencer W. Kimball
Ezra Taft Benson
Howard W. Hunter
Gordon B. Hinckley
Draw a Picture of Our New Prophet