BYU seeks to develop students of faith, intellect, and character. Students at BYU are taught the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which gospel encourages the pursuit of all truth. President Gordon B. Hinckley said of BYU:
Here we are doing what is not done in any other major university of which I am aware. We are demonstrating that faith in the Almighty can accompany and enrich scholarship in the secular.
“As children of our Heavenly Father, we must make more effort than to simply ask Him,” said Barrett. “We must put forth effort and prepare before He can guide us.”
It’s impossible to get to every class at BYU Women's Conference, but here are a few inspiring highlights.
Sister Susan L. Gong and Elder Gerrit W. Gong spoke in Friday afternoon’s closing session of BYU’s Women’s Conference. They each discussed how participants in Women’s Conference can take what they learned during the conference to minister to those around them.
Our Savior’s Love
During Friday morning’s session of BYU Women’s Conference, Jennifer Brinkerhoff Platt spoke about following Christ’s example to love one another.
Platt taught that we can learn how to resist evil by following Christ’s pattern of love, which includes making the ordinary sacred, understanding doctrine and receiving the Holy Ghost.
Make the Ordinary Sacred
Following changes at General Conference, Elder Neil L. Andersen, of the Quorom of the Twelve Apostles, shared examples of what Christlike ministering looks like and how we can help those around us grow closer to God.
Dr. Michael Dorff, department chair of Mathematics, encouraged students to see things and people differently at Tuesday's Devotional address.
Elder Kim B. Clark, Church Commissioner of Education of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, encouraged students to welcome God's plan into their lives at Tuesday's BYU Devotional.
“I use the word embrace because I want you to accept the plan gladly, eagerly; to adopt it into your life fully and completely,” said Elder Clark. “I want you to put your arms around the plan and draw it in close to your heart with love and gratitude for your Heavenly Father, and His Beloved Son Jesus Christ.”
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