You probably have some General Conference traditions. At our house we take out a huge bin of Legos on Saturday morning and dump them on the family room floor. Everyone plays with them all weekend while listening to talks and we clean them up when the Sunday afternoon session has ended. We also make crepes from my French great-grandmother’s recipe. In the morning we fill them with strawberries, whip cream and Nutella and in the afternoon we turn them into dinner crepes with ham, swiss, spinach and mushrooms.
But my favorite conference tradition started about a decade ago when I started writing down my personal questions the day before conference and listened for answers. I’ve received answers every single time! This practice helped me listen to conference better and apply it to my life.
A few years ago, Elder Uchtdorf issued a formal challenge in the September 2011 Ensign:
As you prepare for general conference, I invite you to ponder questions you need to have answered. For example, you might yearn for direction and guidance by the Lord regarding challenges you are facing.
Answers to your specific prayers may come directly from a particular talk or from a specific phrase. At other times answers may come in a seemingly unrelated word, phrase, or song. A heart filled with gratitude for the blessings of life and an earnest desire to hear and follow the words of counsel will prepare the way for personal revelation.
Join the General Conference Challenge! I promise you will enjoy conference even more and receive answers to your questions!
What are your favorite conference traditions? Please share!