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It’s Friday night and you’re looking forward to general conference, wondering about announcements that will be made and prayers that might be answered. And you want to help your loved ones feel excited too. So what can you do to make the best use of your excitement and foster it in others, too?

If you haven’t already seen them, now is a great time to catch up on some insightful messages from Deseret Book authors and artists. These inspired personalities have families just like yours and share how they've been preparing for general conference—and you’ll likely get some great tips for your own family!

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Work + Wonder General Conference Workbooks for October 2021

The Work + Wonder workbooks will guide you to reflect on overall themes, recurring promptings, and set goals to act! These books tailored for adults, teens, and children will become an essential tool and blessing to you as you capture the inspiration of general conference and welcome the teachings into your daily life!

If online shopping is your activity of choice on a Friday night, you can also save 20% on your entire order (regular exclusions apply) at DeseretBook.com.

Friday night is also the perfect time to sign up for the LDS Living newsletter so you will get all the notifications of conference announcements and updates right in your inbox. Our goal is to keep you informed on latest updates and breaking news throughout the weekend! 

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When Saturday morning comes around and the messages have begun, you may want to record promptings from the Spirit about questions you are pondering right now. Recording and preserving your spiritual promptings is a great way to move forward with faith. As Elder Richard G. Scott has testified, “I believe that you can leave the most precious, personal direction of the Spirit unheard because you do not respond to, record, and apply the first promptings that come to you.”

Maybe you’re the type of person who loves processing each talk long after it has been given and writing your impressions by hand. In that case, you might be interested in pre-ordering your own October 2021 general conference wide-margin journal edition. With extra-wide lined margins, this journal edition will contain the full text from each talk with plenty of room for you to keep an enduring record of your spiritual impressions.

General Conference Addresses, Journal Edition, October 2021

Create an enduring and personal record of the Fall 2021 general conference sessions. Extra-wide, lined margins give you space to record your impressions and insights you receive as you study these addresses.

Perhaps you love taking notes digitally. You may not be aware of all the useful features in the Gospel Library, such as conference notes study pages and study plans. Check out this article to learn seven things you may not know you can do with the Gospel Library app.

While you may love taking notes during general conference, maybe others in your family—maybe the more active, younger members—prefer to do something else. The free Family Prep Packet from Deseret Book has activities like yummy recipes to share with your family, activities to do during conference to capture your thoughts and insights, and a post-conference lesson to help your family set goals for the next six months. It can be downloaded in full-color, and a printer-friendly version is also available in black and white.

Fall 2021 General Conference Packet

This packet aims to provide a pre-conference lesson to help you kick off general conference, activities to do during the week to put everyone in the right mind-set, yummy recipes to here with your family, activities to do during conference to capture your thoughts and insights, and a post-conference lesson to help your family set goals for the next six months.

This packet is perfect for the whole family! Download it for FREE in full-color, a get a printer friendly version in black and white, or other individual pages.

If you’re looking for digital content for your children and teens, the Gospel for Kids and Gospel Living apps are perfect for conference weekend. Both provide age-appropriate music, art, videos, and activities, and the Gospel Library app gives youth a place to record questions or take notes as they follow along throughout the meetings.

► You may also like: What is the purpose of the Church's new Gospel for Kids app?

For even more ideas to help the youngest members of your family engage with general conference, check out this resource article from the Church.

Whatever you decide to do between now and Sunday night of general conference weekend, it is our hope that you and your loved ones find ways to make it a fun and spiritual experience.

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