General Conference Book Club Week 17: Elder Cook


Thank you to all of you who rejoined GCBC in full force last week.  It made me happy to know people were still participating.  (I really didn’t mean to guilt people into commenting, but I thought no one was still reading along with the Conference talks.  I’m over it now.  Thanks.)

This week we will study the talk by Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.  The talk is called “Our Father’s Plan– Big Enough for All His Children,” (click here to read it), and was part of the Saturday afternoon session of Spring General Conference.  This tagline seemed to be a good transition from last week’s talk by Elder Eyring:

Even though our journey may be fraught with tribulation, the destination is truly glorious.

And perhaps because I just returned from Nauvoo, that line makes me think of the hymn, “Come, come ye Saints.”  I don’t know if you’ve already seen this video based on a previous message from Elder Dallin H. Oaks, but it highlights the sweet balance of trial, courage, testimony, and blessings: