General Conference is around the corner, and no one really knows what will be talked about or revealed during the sessions. BYU students give their hopes in regards to what will be covered during conference.
“Specific talks that aren’t talked about that much. Elder Holland talked about mental illnesses, and that isn’t talked about much.” — Ryan Dunshee, sophomore, communications, Bountiful “I would want them to talk more about women and the priesthood, to emphasize what their stance is in a loving way.” — Nicole Hopkinson, sophomore, sociology, Provo “I would want them to talk more about gay marriage and homosexuality just so as members we know how we should stand.” — Michael Christensen, freshman, undecided, Salem “Response to current events such as education, homosexuality, women and the priesthood because it makes you feel connected to them because it’s applicable to your life.” — Madelin Daines, sophomore, public relations, Logan “It is generally covered, but the Atonement — finding strength and peace in applying the Atonement.” — Joshua Bean, sophomore, undecided, Loveland, Colo. “Education, because it’s really important in this day and age, and people struggle with it.” — Erin Mulliner, sophomore, undeclared, San Diego. “I enjoy when they talk about the anti in the church and people bagging on the church; how to respond to absurd claims because it’s obviously applicable to our lives.” — David Schmidt, sophomore, finance, Mesa, Ariz. “I think it would be cool if they talked about marriages and family because of how big of an impact it is currently; how to keep your family united and happy.” — Austin Dial, sophomore, undeclared, West Jordan “It is important to focus on primary basics. People get caught up in the minutiae of the gospel, and we need to come back to the basics.” — Amelia McBee, sophomore, applied mathematics, Dayton, Ohio “It would be neat to cover missionary work because I have a lot of friends on missions.” — Alex Bingham, sophomore, pre-dietetics, Akron, Ohio.