Pres. Eyring conducts.
(My wife says she really likes the flowers in the background).
Choir sings: “Glory to God on High.”
Ian S. Ardern of the Seventy gives the opening prayer.
Choir sings: “I Lived in Heaven.”
Elder Uchtdorf presents general officers and authorities for sustaining vote. (He has the coolest accent of any of the GAs).
Audit report: Kevin Jergensen. Passed the audit (phew!).
Statistical report: Brook P. Hales. Couldn’t catch all the numbers. Over 15 million members. 282,945 converts. 83,000 missionaries. Once new temple in Honduras. 141 temples in operation.
Turbulence on plane. Woman is upset. Husband tells Elder Nelson: “the only way I could comfort my wife was to tell her that Elder Nelson was on the plane.”
Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Can be bolstered as we learn about him and live our religion.
Are we tied to God so our faith shows or are we actually tied to something else? Avid fans of Sunday sports. Would their religion only tie them back to some kind of a bouncing ball? Where is our faith: in a team, in a brand, in a celebrity? There is only one in whom your faith is always safe: in the Lord Jesus Christ.
So many people look only to their bank balance for peace.
In his medical practice, Elder Nelson was asked not to mix science and faith. Truth is truth. It is not divisible. All truth emanates from God. Elder Nelson was being asked to hide my faith. He let his faith show.
Some challenge the relevance of religion in modern life. Mock or decry free exercise of religion. Some even blame religion for the world’s ills.
Are we ever learning but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth? Scripture study.
Political campaigns look to polls. But the polls cannot be used to justify disobedience to God’s commandments. Even if everyone is doing it, wrong is never right. Woe unto them who call evil good and good evil.
Immorality is still immorality in the eyes of God.
Uses the example of his daughter who died young, but with faith.
Monson: “Let us have the courage to defy the consensus. Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval.”
Increase your faith. Proclaim your faith. Let your faith show.