Elder Hugo Montoya: Tested and tempted, but helped

Elder Hugo B. Montoya (Mormon Newsroom)

Elder Hugo Montoya spoke on four ways our burdens can be lightened by helping others.

“Once we reach the age of accountability, trials and temptations are universal,” Elder Montoya said. “Fortunately, these burdens are not to be carried alone.”

The first point Elder Montoya suggested was to “go the second mile.” Elder Montoya focused on temple attendance and how the second mile can represent things like preparing names for the temple, indexing and serving temple workers.

The second way Elder Montoya suggested to lighten the burden of others is to smile. He recounts the story of last April General Conference when President Russell M. Nelson smiled at Elder Montoya and how “that smile brought peace to (his) overwhelmed heart.”

Thirdly, Elder Montoya encouraged people to express feelings of compassion to others. Giving priesthood blessings and expressing words of consolation were some of Elder Montoya’s suggestions.

The last way Elder Montoya mentioned was inviting others to come to church. Elder Montoya said that when we do so, we “will allow more of Heavenly Father’s children to reflect on the Atonement.”

Elder Montoya concluded with his testimony that personal burdens can be lifted through Christ.

“It does not matter what our struggles are -whether they are disease or prolonged loneliness or suffering the temptations and tests of the adversary — the Good Shepard is there.”

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Women’s general session:

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf: Now is a part of eternity

Sister Carol F. McConkie: The Lord’s agents

Sister Linda S. Reeves: Rewards will come

 Sister Rosemary M. Wixom: Divine nature within you

Saturday morning session:

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf: It works!

Elder M. Russell Ballard: God is at the helm

Elder Richard J. Maynes: The joy of living a Christ-centered life

Sister Neill F. Marriott: Yielding our hearts to God

Elder Francisco J. Vinas: The pleasing word of God

Saturday afternoon session:

Elder Dallin H. Oaks: Strengthened by the Atonement of Jesus Christ

Elder Bradley D. Foster: It’s never too early and it’s never too late

Elder Robert D. Hales: Meeting the challenges of today’s world

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: Behold thy mother

Priesthood session:

Sunday morning session:

President Thomas S. Monson: Be an example and a light

Elder Ronald A. Rasband: Love one another

Elder Gary E. Stevenson: Fulness of times

Elder Dale G. Renlund: Through God’s eyes

President Russell M. Nelson: A plea to my sisters

Elder Gregory A. Schwitzer: Let the clarion trumpet sound

Elder Claudio R.M. Costa: That they do always remember him

Sunday afternoon session:

President Henry B. Eyring: The Holy Ghost as your companion

Elder D. Todd Christofferson: Why the church

Elder Von G. Keetch: Blessed and happy are those who keep the commandments of God

Sister Carole M. Stephens: If ye love me, keep my commandments

Elder Allen D. Haynie: Remembering in whom we have trusted

Elder Kim B. Clark: Eyes to see and ears to hear

Brother Devin G. Durrant: My heart pondereth them continually

Elder Koichi Aoyagi: Hold on thy way

Elder David A. Bednar: Chosen to bear testimony of my name

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