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Question #93339 posted on 09/26/2020 10:50 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Have any General Conference speakers ever talked about bananas?



Dear Hopeful,

Ask and ye shall receive!

  • "With the color, texture, and sweetness of berries, bananas, watermelons, and mangoes, or of more exotic fruit like kiwano or pomegranate, fruit has long been a treasured delicacy." "Fruit", Neil L. Anderson, October 2019
  • "'Grandpa Vanisi’s spirituality inspired an awe in me as a child. I remember following him daily to his plantation. He would always point out to me the very best of his taro, bananas, or yams and say: "These will be for our tithing."'" "Tithing", Dallin H. Oaks, April 1994.
  • "Hawaiian homemakers don’t bottle fruit. They pick enough fruit for a few days and store it in baskets like this for their families. This basket contains a mango, bananas, a pineapple, and a papaya. I bought these fruits in a supermarket in Salt Lake City, but they might have been picked by a Polynesian homemaker to feed her family in a climate where fruit ripens all year round." "Baskets and Bottles", Chieko N. Okazaki, April 1996.
  • “'It was a beautiful sight to see the deep-seated love, the even tearful affection, that these people had for him. In the midst of it all I noticed a poor, old blind woman tottering under the weight of about ninety years, being led in. She had a few choice bananas in her hand. It was her all—her offering.'" "The Pure Love of God", Yoshihiko Kikuchi, April 1992. Same quote is in "Rejoice, Daughters of Zion", Mary Ellen Smoot, October 1999.
  • "The next morning I received a call from a ward member, a proprietor of a produce business situated in our ward. “Bishop,” he said, 'I would like to send a semitrailer filled with oranges, grapefruit, and bananas to the bishops’ storehouse to be given to those in need. Could you make arrangements?'" "The Fatherless and the Widows", Thomas S. Monson, October 1994.
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