Dear 360 000 Seconds Board,
I'm leaving on my mission in a few weeks (woohoo!) Music is one of the biggest ways I feel the Spirit and feel better when I start getting anxious or stressed out, but the music rules in my mission are quite strict, and a lot of my favorite songs, including lots of my favorite "church music", won't be approved. I have to admit I'm pretty sad about that, but I really want to keep the mission rules, so to give myself a different coping mechanism, I'm making a list of General Conference talks to listen to when I hit a rough patch. Could you recommend some of your favorite talks to read when you're struggling? Thanks! I'm definitely going to miss the Board while I'm gone, so take care of yourselves, and see you in 18!
- Elsa, about to head to Bakersfield, California
My all-time favorite conference talk is "You Matter to Him," by President Uchtdorf. This talk got me through a lot of rough times in my life, and always brings me a lot of comfort. Also, "A Summer with Great Aunt Rose." Also, "Behold the Man." Also, basically anything else by President Uchtdorf.
Additionally, I really like "My Peace I Leave With You" by President Eyring, "Sunday Will Come" by Elder Wirthlin, "Where Justice, Love, and Mercy Meet" by Elder Holland, and "Joy and Spiritual Survival" by President Nelson.
Finally, this is a talk given at a BYU devotional, not General Conference, but I love "In The Strength of the Lord" by Elder Bednar.
Congratulations on your mission call! Good luck out there!