General Conference thoughts: Firm and Steadfast in the Faith of Christ and Our Campfire of Faith

by Elder D. Todd Christofferson

and Elder Gerrit W. Gong

This morning I read the account of the people of Alma living in the land of Helam.  They had broken apart from the people of King Noah and joined in covenant to live the law of the Lord.  They were free, industrious, and happy.  But then the Lamanites found them and they were forced to live in bondage. While in bondage their taskmasters were severe and made life difficult for them.  The Lord strengthened them so that they could endure their trials and eventually they were delivered from bondage and joined King Mosiah in the land of Zarahemla. (Mosiah 23-24) Continue reading

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General Conference thoughts: Small and Simple Things

by President Dallin H. Oaks

Everything we need to know we learned in primary.  The primary or standard answers are always the answer because they truly are the answer.  Scripture study. Prayer. Church. Temple.  These are the things we need to make time for because these small acts done daily, weekly for church attendance, or as often as possible for temple attendance is what will determine our grasp on the iron rod and the pathway to the Tree of Life. Continue reading

Fight for your Faith

I’m not referring to physical altercations with another person.  No, this is a fight within that no one else will witness.  I might be generalizing a bit here based on my own experience but I feel like the days of passive faith are over.  We’re either in or out.  Fence sitters need to fall to one side or the other.  And just because you choose a side doesn’t mean you are safe.  There may come a day when you will need to fight to keep your faith.

Maybe.