The countdown to General Conference has begun. The general Relief Society meeting will be held on Saturday, September 25, at 6:00 p.m. MDT, and then on October 2-3, we will have the opportunity to hear the Lord's message through his living prophets and apostles: "whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same" (D&C 1:38). I love General Conference, especially when I prepare for it. I get answers to questions I've prayed about, and even recieve insight into questions I haven't asked, but the Lord knows I have. General Conference recharges my spiritual batteries. It deepens my faith in my Heavenly Father, in His plan, and in myself. Here are a few links to help you begin your General Conference preparations.
The Church has provided this page with some print-outs and computer games to help children prepare for General Conference.
The following are all excellent references offered from Sugardoodle.net, including General Conference Activity Packets for all ages (When you click on them, you can download the documents and print them out.):
Check out this Sugardoodle.net page for other General Conference ideas, coloring pages, snacks, activities, etc.
Here's another site with a lot of packets, cards, and other resources.
Here are also some great articles to help you get yourself and your children in the General Conference mindset:
As a side note, on my personal blog, I host a General Conference Book Club. After each General Conference, we study one talk a week all the way until Conference rolls around again, and your participation there is welcome.
What ideas can you share that help you and your family prepare for, enjoy and get the most out of General Conference?"Many messages, covering a variety of gospel topics, will be given during the next two days. Those men and women who will speak to you have sought heaven’s help concerning the messages they will give. It is my prayer that we may be filled with His Spirit as we listen and learn." [Opening session, April 2010]
"I urge you to study the messages, to ponder their teachings, and then to apply them in your life.... May the messages and spirit of this conference find expression in all that you do—in your homes, in your work, in your meetings, and in all your comings and goings." [Closing session, April 2010] ~President Thomas S. Monson
Stephanie is a mom of three young and relentless children. Her interests include latin music, naps, restaurants, writing, travel, teaching, housework denial and long showers. Stephanie seeks for the divinity in motherhood--- tries to share it when she finds it, and tries to laugh when she doesn't. She blogs for fun, posterity, and therapy. Her musings are chronicled at Diapers and Divinity.
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