It seems that the talks in conference didn’t reach me until the priesthood session. My favorite quote from the priesthood session was from Elder Tad Callister, “Can you imagine a problem God cannot solve. I cannot!” I had never really thought about problems that way before. I thought to myself, “I need to approach my problems in life with that thought in mind.” The scriptures are filled with stories of impossible situations where people and prophets have put there trust in the lord and he was able to move the mountain.
Elder Beck spoke about ministering and shared a story about a special needs girl who was being bullied, her mother reached out to an Aaronic priesthood holder that was on the football team. The boys on the football team started escorting her to classes and the bulling, of course, stopped. What a wonderful way to minister to the one. The story garnered national media attention.
Elder Uchtdorf spoke about titles. The concept that touched me is the statement “Satan would have us define ourselves by our sins and not our divine potential. I am going to need to go back and re-read the talk after it gets posted online to get the exact quote. He then gave an analogy about a toddler: When they are learning to walk and they stumble, parents do not scold them, but encourage them to get up and try again. Our Father in heaven is like this to us. As long as we a trying he is encouraging us to keep trying and is happy with our progress.