I will never forget this general conference. It will always hold a special place in my heart because of the age requirement change for the missionaries. What a blessing is has been in my life. Whitney submitted her papers two short weeks after and had her call by Halloween. The Lord had prepared her for this journey and it has been beautiful to see her grow and serve. You can read her letters here.
I love to paint, simple watercolors, while I listen to conference. The papers are different sizes and I just scanned the images as is so there is no uniformity. I printed them off on 4x6 photo paper to give away, it's not perfect but it worked.
I found it difficult to focus on the main points as President Uchdorff has so many great "one-liners". I wanted to include everything. It's a good thing we can refer back to his talk again and again. A couple of my favorite lines include:
"I think of our Lord and Exemplar, Jesus Christ, and His short life among the people of Galilee and Jerusalem. I have tried to imagine Him bustling between meetings or multitasking to get a list of urgent things accomplished.
I can’t see it.
Instead I see the compassionate and caring Son of God purposefully living each day. When He interacted with those around Him, they felt important and loved. He knew the infinite value of the people He met. He blessed them, ministered to them. He lifted them up, healed them. He gave them the precious gift of His time."
"Our Heavenly Father sees our real potential. He knows things about us that we do not know ourselves."
"Let us resolve to follow the Savior and work with diligence to become the person we were designed to become. Let us listen to and obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit. As we do so, Heavenly Father will reveal to us things we never knew about ourselves. He will illuminate the path ahead and open our eyes to see our unknown and perhaps unimagined talents."
"the more we look back and realize that external circumstances don’t really matter or determine our happiness.
We do matter. We determine our happiness.
You and I are ultimately in charge of our own happiness."
is never too late to strengthen the foundation of faith. There is always
time. With faith in the Savior, you can repent and plead for forgiveness.
There is someone you can forgive. There is someone you can thank. There
is someone you can serve and lift. You can do it wherever you are and
however alone and deserted you may feel.
cannot promise an end to your adversity in this life. I cannot assure
you that your trials will seem to you to be only for a moment. One of
the characteristics of trials in life is that they seem to make clocks
slow down and then appear almost to stop.
are reasons for that. Knowing those reasons may not give much comfort,
but it can give you a feeling of patience. Those reasons come from this
one fact: in Their perfect love for you, Heavenly Father and the Savior
want you fitted to be with Them to live in families forever. Only those
washed perfectly clean through the Atonement of Jesus Christ can be
there." (President Henry B. Eyring, "Mountains to Climb", April 2012 General Conference)