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Quick conference recap: Do you remember these promises and invitations from Oct. 2021?

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Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

As general conference time rolls around every six months, do you find yourself trying to remember what was said during the last conference?

To help jog your memory and get you into conference mode, here’s one promise or invitation from each October 2021 general conference talk by the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Saturday Morning

Pure Truth, Pure Doctrine, and Pure Revelation | President Russell M. Nelson

“I invite you to listen for three things during this conference: pure truth, the pure doctrine of Christ, and pure revelation.”

The Greatest Possession | Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

“If we love God enough to try to be fully faithful to Him, He will give us the ability, the capacity, the will, and the way to love our neighbor and ourselves.”

The Savior’s Abiding Compassion | Elder Ulisses Soares

“My dear friends, I testify that as we strive to incorporate the Savior’s compassionate example into our lives, our capacity to compliment the virtues of our neighbors will increase and our natural instinct to judge their imperfections will decrease.”

The Love of God | Elder D. Todd Christofferson

“As we strive toward Zion, we remember the promise in Revelation: ‘Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the [holy] city.’”

“The Need for a Church” | President Dallin H. Oaks

“Church attendance gives us the strength and enhancement of faith that comes from associating with other believers and worshipping together with those who are also striving to stay on the covenant path and be better disciples of Christ.”

Saturday Afternoon

With the Power of God in Great Glory | Elder David A. Bednar

“I testify and promise that honoring covenants arms us with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory.”

The Things of My Soul | Elder Ronald A. Rasband

“I close with an invitation for each of you to consider the seven ‘things of my soul’ I have shared today: love God the Father, and Jesus Christ, our Savior; love your neighbor; love yourself; keep the commandments; always be worthy of a temple recommend; be joyful and cheerful; and follow God’s living prophet. I invite you to identify your own eight, nine, and ten. Consider ways you might share your heartfelt ‘things’ with others and encourage them to pray, ponder, and seek the Lord’s guidance.”

Simple Divinely Appointed Responsibilities | Elder Gary E. Stevenson

“May we keep the gospel simple as we take upon us our divinely appointed responsibilities to live the gospel of Jesus Christ... Doing so will surely bring joy and peace. Of this I promise and testify—and of Jesus Christ as our Savior and our Redeemer—in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.”

Saturday Evening

“Lovest Thou Me More Than These?” | President M. Russell Ballard

“One way to demonstrate our love is by joining family, friends, and neighbors in doing some small things to better serve each other. Do things that make this world a better place.”

The Faith to Ask and Then to Act | President Henry B. Eyring

“As our faith in Jesus Christ will have led us to ask the Father for answers, that faith will also have brought the Savior’s softening touch enough for us to hear His direction and be determined and excited to obey.”

Sunday Morning

Daily Restoration | Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“We invite all to come, hear the word of God, and partake of His goodness! I bear my personal witness that God is among us and that He will surely draw near to all who draw near to Him.”

“The Peace of Christ Abolishes Enmity” | Elder Dale G. Renlund

“If we are not one, we are not His. My invitation is to be valiant in putting our love of God and discipleship of the Savior above all other considerations.28 Let us uphold the covenant inherent in our discipleship—the covenant to be one.”

Personal Peace in Challenging Times | Elder Quentin L. Cook

“I assure you that the joy, love, and fulfillment experienced in loving righteous families produces both peace and happiness. Love and kindness are at the center of having Zion in our hearts and homes.”

The Temple and Your Spiritual Foundation | President Russell M. Nelson

“If it were possible for me to speak one-on-one with every young adult, I would plead with you to seek a companion with whom you can be sealed in the temple. You may wonder what difference this will make in your life. I promise it will make all the difference! As you marry in the temple and return repeatedly, you will be strengthened and guided in your decisions.”

Sunday Afternoon

Trust Again | Elder Gerrit W. Gong

“Do you remember Jesus Christ’s parable about a certain man who had two sons? One son left home and wasted his inheritance. When he came to himself, this son sought to come home. The other son, feeling he had kept the commandments, ‘lo, these many years,’ did not want to welcome his brother home. Brothers and sisters, would you please consider Jesus is asking us to open our hearts, our understanding, compassion, and humility, and to see ourselves in both roles? Like the first son or daughter, we may wander and later seek to return home. God waits to welcome us. And, like the other son or daughter, God gently entreats us to rejoice together as we each come home to Him.”

The Name of the Church is Not Negotiable | Elder Neil L. Andersen

“Realizing that at times restoring our correct name from a nickname may be awkward, let us go forward in faith, remembering we are restoring the name of Jesus Christ. Let us be determined with ourselves and patient with others. I promise you that as you share the revealed name of the Church, you will feel the Lord’s love and approval.”

Make Time for the Lord | President Russell M. Nelson

“The voices and pressures of the world are engaging and numerous. But too many voices are deceptive, seductive, and can pull us off the covenant path. To avoid the inevitable heartbreak that follows, I plead with you today to counter the lure of the world by making time for the Lord in your life—each and every day.”

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