General Conference YW Challenge from Naperville 2nd Ward
“Decide now to make general conference a priority in your life. Decide to listen carefully and follow the teachings that are given. Listen to or read the talks more than once to better understand and follow the counsel. By doing these things, the gates of hell will not prevail against you, the powers of darkness will be dispersed from before you, and the heavens will shake for your good.”
–Elder Paul V. Johnson, “The Blessings of General Conference”, Ensign, Nov. 2005, 50
An Idea for a General Conference Value Project
(write this in as one of your 10-hour Projects, under nearly any Value you choose)
1. Write out your goal in your Personal Progress book, and have your leader or parent approve it.
2. If desired, make yourself a General Conference notebook.
* Taking a regular notebook, decorate the outside of it by using Mod Podge. You could gather pictures of prophets and apostles from the internet or Deseret Book. You could add pretty scrapbook paper and embellishments to it to make it special. (keep track of your time 🙂
3. Listen to all four sessions of October General Conference, taking notes of every speaker, and being especially aware of any speaker whose subject matter is dealing with the Value you’ve chosen. (you’re now up to eight hours, plus the time you spent on the notebook 🙂
4. After or between sessions, look at your notes (especially concentrating on the speakers who have spoken about your Value). Have your scriptures nearby. For the other two or less hours of your project, do the following:
* In your notebook, write about the following:
o If you chose Faith or Knowledge, write about how your faith or knowledge increased by listening to the words of the prophets. Include ideas about how your testimony has grown that these men are truly prophets of God.
o If you chose Divine Nature, Individual Worth or Integrity, write about specific speakers whom have given you ideas on how you can increase your divine nature, individual worth, or integrity. Include your testimony of these important values.
o If you chose Choice & Accountability, write about what a great and righteous choice you’ve made by listening to conference. Include ideas on how conference affected you, and include your testimony of the importance of making good choices
o If you chose Good Works, write about ideas that you have come up with for doing service to others. Refer to specific examples from the talks you’ve heard. Write about the importance of showing gratitude for the unspoken service all around you, especially from family members.
o Remember that all Conference talks will be posted at lds.org three days after Conference is over, in case you need to refer back to them again.
5. By now, you should have completed your 10-hour Project! What a wonderful feeling you must have :)! Evaluate your Project in your Personal Progress book, and have it signed off by your parent or leader. Be sure to show them your awesome General Conference notebook—they’ll be impressed!
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