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Every April and October, we have the privilege of hearing messages of inspiration and guidance at general conference. It is intended to be a revelatory experience as we learn from living prophets and apostles through the influence of the Holy Ghost. Proper preparation will help ensure that you get the most out of your conference experience.
As you prepare for general conference, I invite you to ponder questions you need to have answered. … There are messages in each general conference given as a gift and a blessing from heaven specifically for our personal life situations. — Dieter F. Uchtdorf
As you prepare personally, ask yourself “What questions and challenges do I need direction and guidance on?”
Tip: In the Gospel Library app, you can download a placeholder for the upcoming general conference. Then, you can pick a session and record any questions you have prior to the session. Then during conference, you can digitally record and save the answers you receive as you follow along throughout the meetings.
The page Ideas to Prepare for General Conference at ChurchofJesusChrist.org provides suggestions to review with your family.
How will your family prepare for general conference?
To the young members of the Church, I promise that if you will listen, you will feel the Spirit well up within you. The Lord will tell you what He wants you to do with your life. — Robert D. Hales
Why does preparing for general conference matter? It is a special opportunity we have to learn from living prophets and apostles and to receive personal revelation. Watch this video “Prepare to be Inspired for LDS General Conference:”https://www.youtube.com/embed/riND3Xq1kdw
Watch the video Learning from General Conference:
Watch the video Find Answers to Your Questions:
Additional ideas to prepare for general conference:
- Read “Why Do We Need Prophets?“
- Read Elder Uchtdorf’s three basic steps of preparation.
- Read how to prepare your children.
- Review the blessings of general conference.
- Learn how general conference addresses individual circumstances.
- Learn more about each member of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. These may be helpful for children and youth to become more familiar with these great leaders of the Church.