Janette Hales Beckham

General Young Women President (April 4, 1992 – October 4, 1997)
Second Counselor in the General Young Women Presidency (March 31, 1990 – April 4, 1992)

General Conference Addresses

  • October 1995 General Conference
    • The Power of Goodness
      • “The powers of heaven are available to everyone through righteousness.”
      • “Priesthood power is used to minister, to preach, to teach, to baptize, to ordain, to heal, to seal, to restore, to bless, to prophesy, to testify, to do good. Political power, on the other hand, can be used as a force for good or it may be a force for evil. It is always temporary. We all have political power. We each need it. We should use it for good. Without proper exercise of this power, we might lose our freedom.”
  • April 1992 General Conference
    • You Are Not Alone
      • “Growing up does not take place without a work effort.”
      • “Growing up involves developing our potential. Heavenly Father is counting on each one of us. Confidence will grow quietly from within as we work and gain experience.”
  • April 1991 General Conference
    • A Pattern of Righteousness
      • “A pattern of righteousness is worthy of duplication, yet there are those who suppose that our righteousness involves climbing some imaginary vertical ladder. We then think we hasten our progress by trying to get above or ahead of others. I believe this is pride.”

Other Talks

  • March 1996 General Young Womens Meeting
    • Sustaining the Living Prophets
      • “As you think of the word sustaining, ask yourself this question: Is sustaining the living prophets different from having a testimony that we have prophets? When we sustain, it means we do something about our belief. Our testimony of the prophet turns into action when we sustain him.”
      • “As each of us listens to the prophet and responds to his message, if we are in tune we can carry his message with us. Others will feel the prophet’s message because of the way we act. In this way the message doesn’t end tonight—it just begins. Isn’t that exciting to think about? We can make his message be a force for good in our own lives, but also in our homes, in our neighborhoods, and at school.”
  • March 1995 General Young Womens Meeting
    • “Ye Shall Feast upon This Fruit”
      • “The resource suggested for her three years ago, reading the scriptures, was much greater help than I could have given. Scripture reading did help her with her immediate crisis, but the scriptures have become a permanent resource to her—a resource that will always be with her. She has learned that our Heavenly Father will not fail her.”
      • “The words of the scriptures will strengthen you in times of temptation. The scriptures have been given to us to help us find peace and reassurance in times of crisis, to help us find solutions to our everyday challenges, to strengthen us in times of temptation. The scriptures will help us improve our behavior as we come to know our Savior, Jesus Christ.”
  • March 1994 General Young Womens Meeting
    • Growing Up Spiritually
      • “Growing up spiritually requires faith, great diligence, and patience.”
      • “It takes maturity to look forward to those things that have eternal consequence.”
      • “It is so important in this day that we each build an inner core of spirituality. As you exercise your faith and feel that spirituality grow, you will begin to feel more secure. You will feel more confident. Gradually we will come to more fully understand what it means to completely trust in our Heavenly Father and stand as a witness of God (see Mosiah 18:9). As we become righteous, problem-solving women of faith, we will learn to represent Him and do His work.”

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