Betty Jo N. Jepsen

First Counselor in the Primary General Presidency (April 4, 1988 – October 1, 1994)

General Conference Addresses

  • October 1992 General Conference
    • “By Way of Invitation” (Alma 5:62)
      • “Through studying and pondering the scriptures and the words of the latter-day prophets, we can feast upon the words of Christ, and the words will tell us all the things that we should do. (See 2 Ne. 32:3.) Then we must nourish the word and allow it to take root. (See Alma 32:41–43.) After we hearken to the word and hold fast to it, we are promised that temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary will not overpower us. (See 1 Ne. 15:24.) We will be able to recognize the truth when we hear it just as the shepherds and the Wise Men knew when they were told about the Savior’s birth. The scriptures are the word of God and a light to us and the world, and we can follow this light as if they were our guiding star.”
      • “We can ask for what we need hour by hour and minute by minute. It is possible to have this personal conversation with our Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ by kneeling in prayer, just as surely as if we could kneel beside the manger and see the Savior there.”

Other Talks

  • October 1990 Womens General Meeting
    • Kindness—A Part of God’s Plan
      • “Kindness has many synonyms—love, service, charity. But I like the word kindness because it implies action. It seems like something you and I can do.”
      • “We are made kind by being kind.”

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