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Conference Talk

Join us each week as we talk about one or two of the most recent addresses from General Conference.


S3E23: Conversion is Our Goal / Come into the Fold of God
This week come listen to one of our husband and wife duo's Kevin & Shelbi Stanfill where they discuss two talks, Conversion is Our Goal by Mark L. Pace and Come Into the Fold of God by Randy D. Funk. Shelbi shares and references a talk that Jeffrey R. Holland gave in the Texas McAllen mission in 2016 with thoughts focused on conversion and missionary work.
34:12 09/17/2022
S3E22: In Awe of Christ and His Gospel
Join Meg Tilton and Erin Rodabough (both seminary teachers) discuss Elder Ulissess Soares talk, In Awe of Christ and His Gospel. They have fun as they share their insights from this talk and their take-aways. 
25:35 09/10/2022
S3E21: Divine Love in the Father’s Plan
Matthew gets on his soapbox and Michael bears pure testimony in this episode covering Pres. Oaks's powerhouse (and controversial) talk, "Divine Love in the Father's Plan." Pres. Oaks doesn't mince words, and neither do we. Resources More Diligent and Concerned at Home by Elder David A. Bednar Choices for Eternity by Pres. Russell M. Nelson Letter from the First Presidency about Proposition 8 Mormon 9:8 Alma 33:22
51:06 09/03/2022
S3E20: The Power of Spiritual Momentum
This week Melissa and Shelbi discuss The Power of Spiritual Momentum by our Prophet President Russell M. Nelson. They share some fun personal experiences about how spiritual momentum has increased in their lives. Come & Listen! No show notes for this episode just some fun stories and laughs!
55:10 08/27/2022
S3E19: To Heal the World (feat. the Words of the Prophets Podcast)
Todd, Rivka, and Burke from the Words of the Prophets podcast join Matthew for a special cross-over episode! Today we're talking about Elder Rasband's talk, "To Heal the World." So much to unpack here, and go give the Words of the Prophets podcast a listen, too! Resources Religious Freedom and COVID-19 by Elder Bednar The Need for a Church by Pres. Dallin H. Oaks "Holy Envy" by Dr. Krister Stendahl
40:15 08/20/2022
S3E18: Love, Share, Invite
Join another husband and wife duo on our podcast Meg & Greg Tilton as they share some great insights to missionary work with their family while discussing Elder Stevenson's Talk: Love, Share, Invite.
27:07 08/13/2022
S3E17: Teaching Self Reliance / For God So Loved Us
Join husband and wife, James & Chanelle Nielson on this episode of Conference Talk where they discuss two talks Teaching Self Reliance by Hugo Martinez and For God So Loved Us by Michael Ringwood. It's always empowering when we share our personal stories and James & Chanelle share some stories about their family and raising 5 children.  Show Notes: Becoming Self Reliant, President Heber J. Grant
22:18 08/10/2022
S3E16: Valiant Discipleship in the Latter Days (feat. Brad McBride)
This is Matthew's fanboy episode. His favorite blogger (Brad McBride) joined the show to discuss his favorite Conference speaker: Elder Jörg Klebingat and his inspiring "call to arms" General Conference talk from April 2022: "Valiant Discipleship in the Latter Days." There was so much to unpack here, this was such a fun episode, we hope you won't even care about the weird buzzing noise in Matthew's mic during a few minutes towards the end of the episode! 😉 Resources Pres. Packer threw cake at some missionaries to make a point Approaching the Throne of God with Confidence by Elder Jörg Klebingat Choices for Eternity by Pres. Russell M. Nelson Spiritual Whirlwinds by Elder Neil L. Andersen Elder Hugh B. Brown: "Abraham needed to learn something about Abraham." "The Challenge to Become" by Pres. Dallin H. Oaks, October 2000 "Continue in Patience" by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, April 2010 Elder Bednar making a Back to the Future reference on the All In podcast. "The Tyranny of Tolerance" by Elder David A Bednar from the "Conversations" podcast "As Many as I Love, I Rebuke and Chasten" by Elder D. Todd Christofferson Make the Exercise of Faith Your First Priority by Elder Richard G. Scott "When men say unto us, 'you are not like us,' we reply 'we know it; we do not want to be. We want to be like the Lord."
52:40 07/30/2022
S3E15: Do What Mattereth Most and Your Divine Nature & Eternal Destiny
Join Shelbi and Chanelle discuss two talks on this episode. Sister Cravens Talk, "Do What Mattereth Most" and Elder Renlund's talk, "Your Divine Nature & Eternal Destiny". Resources: Elder Nelson's Talk, Hope Of Israel 2018
34:46 07/23/2022
S3E14: Our Relationship with God (feat. Greg Matsen)
Greg Matsen from Cwic Media joins Matthew in discussing Elder D. Todd Christofferson's talk, Our Relationship with God. Resources "As Many as I Love, I Rebuke and Chasten" by Elder Christofferson But If Not... by Elder Dennis E. Simmons None Were With Him by Elder Jeffrey R Holland Approaching the Throne of God with Confidence by Elder Jörg Klebingat Fourteen Fundamentals in Following the Prophet by Pres. Ezra Taft Benson
40:37 07/16/2022
S3E13: We Are The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (feat. Shawn Rapier)
Join Matthew and special guest Shawn Rapier as we discuss Sis. Reyna I. Aburto's unifying talk, "We Are The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." Shawn brought great insights and great humor to this episode, make sure to check out his podcast, Latter-day Lives!
41:06 07/10/2022
S3E12: Lessons At The Well / Christ Heals That Which Is Broken
Join Melissa Fugazza and Shelbi Stanfill as they discuss two talks this week, "Lessons At The Well" By Susan H. Porter and "Christ Heals That Which Is Broken" by Amy A. Wright.  Resources: Hope Works Video: We Are Spiritual Beings Have A Human Experience Emma Sperry FB Profile  Power to become podcast: By Divine Design by Elder Redlund:
40:18 07/02/2022
S3E11: Conversion To The Will Of God
Join husband and wife, Megan and Greg Tilton (first time guest) as they discuss Elder Cook's talk, Conversion To The Will Of God. 
24:14 06/25/2022
S3E10.5: We Each Have A Story Pt.2
Elder Gong's address was just so good we had another podcast dedicated to this talk! Join Chanelle Nielson and Liz Kazandzhy as they discuss Elder Gong's conference address, We Each Have A Story.  Resources:
27:57 06/21/2022
S310: Then Will I Make Weak Things Become Strong (feat. Kurt Francom)
This week Matthew is joined by special guest Kurt Francom from the Leading Saints podcast! We're discussing Elder Kevin S. Hamilton's talk "Then Will I Make Weak Things Become Strong." Great discussion on leadership, Church culture, and the nature of the Atonement of Christ. Don't miss this episode on a fantastic talk!
35:04 06/18/2022
S3E09: Fear Not: Believe Only! (feat. Mellissa DePaola)
Clinical social worker, therapist, and young women's president Mellissa DePaola joins Matthew to discuss Elder Holland's talk, Fear Not: Believe Only! NOTE: If you're having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Resources Elder Holland - Like a Broken Vessel Kurzgesagt - An Antidote to Dissatisfaction (video) Pres. Oaks quote: "For a variety of causes, every elder experiences increases and decreases in his level of sensitivity to the promptings of the Spirit." Pres. Packer quote: "The end of all activity in the Church is to see that a man and a woman with their children are happy at home, sealed together for time and for all eternity." Elder Holland quote: "[We] are not deaf or blind to the feelings that swirl around marriage and the whole same-sex topic... I and many of my Brethren have spent more time and shed more tears on this subject than we could ever adequately convey to you this morning or any morning. We have spent hours discussing what the doctrine of the Church can and cannot provide the individuals and families struggling over this difficult issue." Elder Bednar's NPC address and Q&A Elder Hollands October 2021 address Church resources on suicide
45:59 06/11/2022
S3E08: Lift Up Your Heart and Rejoice / He Is Risen... (feat. Jennifer Roach)
We have a special guest this week! Jennifer Roach was a pastor until she learned about the Gospel. Listen to her conversion story and discussion on two General Conference talks: He Is Risen with Healing in His Wings: We Can Be More Than Conquerors by Elder Patrick Kearon Lift Up Your Heart and Rejoice by Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis Follow Jennifer Roach on Facebook!
70:03 06/06/2022
S3E07: Steady In The Storms
Join James & Chanelle Neilson as they discuss Elder Eyring's talk, Steady In The Storms. 
22:22 05/28/2022
S3E06: We Each Have A Story Pt.1
Join Shelbi Stanfill and first time guest, Abrianna Rice, discuss Elder Gong's talk: We Each Have Story. Resources: Questions to Ask- Where are you from? What does your name mean? What does their name mean to you? Why did they name their kids their kids names? What is a lesson they taught you? How did they give you peace or show you what peace was? How did they overcome sorrow? How did they overcome pain? What role did they play for you? What is something they did for you that you did not expect?
28:40 05/28/2022
S3E05: Following Jesus: Being a Peacemaker
Join Kevin and Shelbi Stanfill as they discuss Elder Neil L. Andersen's Following Jesus: Being a Peacemaker References: The Raising Family Podcast 2019 Rome Temple Dedication
31:35 05/20/2022
S3E04: A Mighty Change of Heart: "I Have Nothing More To Give You" / Ladder of Faith
Join Meg Tilton and Shelbi Stanfill as they discuss Elder Eduardo Gavarret's A Mighty Change of Heart: "I Have Nothing More To Give You" and Elder Larry S. Kacher's Ladder of Faith. Resources: "The Fourth Missionary" by Lawrence Corbridge
28:21 05/14/2022
S3E03: But We Heeded Them Not
Lotta opposition out there. But "we will heed not what the wicked may say, for the Lord alone we will obey." That was Elder Bednar's message from the Saturday morning session of the April 2022 General Conference. Join Shelbi and Kevin in his inspiring talk, "But We Heeded Them Not."
27:34 05/02/2022
S3E02: Missionary Service Blessed My Life Forever
Did you feel the strong missionary vibe during the April 2022 Saturday morning session? We sure did. Join Kevin and Michael in discussion Pres. M. Russell Ballard's talk, "Missionary Service Blessed My Life Forever."
29:32 04/23/2022
S3E01: Preaching the Gospel of Peace and Now is the Time
Season 3 has begun! Join us as we review the April 2022 General Conference! In episode 1, Chanelle and Meg Tilton discuss the "bookend" addresses from  President Nelson: "Preaching the Gospel of Peace" and "Now Is the Time."
21:13 04/16/2022
S2E20: How do you Conference?
The April 2022 General Conference is here and we're discussion our Conference traditions, highlights, and memories. Join us next week for season 3 where we got over the talks!
29:08 04/09/2022
2E19: Trust Again
Join Melissa Fugazza and Whitnet Stortts as we discuss Elder Gerrit W. Gong's talk, "Trust Again."
54:01 03/21/2022
S2E18: The Temple and Your Spiritual Foundation
Join Chanelle and her husband as they discuss Pres. Nelson's main address, "The Temple and Your Spiritual Foundation." 
26:24 03/14/2022
S2E17: The Peace of Christ Abolishes Enmity (feat. Nick Galieti)
Guest Nick Galieti joins Matthew to discuss Elder Renlund's talk, "The Peace of Christ Abolishes Enmity." We're talking contention, unit, the invasion of Ukraine, some insights on the Finland Temple, and much more! Resources Israel, Israel, God Is Calling by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Famine of Meekness by Nick Galieti Personal Peace in Challenging Times By Elder Quentin L. Cook
30:39 03/05/2022
S2E16: Daily Restoration
Join Kevin and Shelbi in discussing Elder Uchtdorf's talk, "Daily Restoration."
22:58 02/26/2022
S2E15: Hold Up Your Light
Join Matthew and Melissa as we discuss Elder Marcus B. Nash's Conference talk, "Hold Up Your Light." Plus, some missionary stories involving a chance encounter at a Mexican restaurant, and a passion for... X-Files? This episode was really fun 😉 Resources Join the Battalion, Help Gather Israel by President Nelson Missionary Work: Sharing What Is in Your Heart by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf Ask in Faith by Elder David A. Bednar Matthew's posts on missionary work
49:31 02/20/2022