This is a memory game that my sister, Merrilee, has created for General Conference. I think this is darling and could be used with lessons in Primary and YM/YW.
***Various Clip Art used & information gathered from LDS.org***
Living Prophet Memory Game
President Monson: • Served as the President of the Church’s Canadian Mission. • Served in the United States Navy near the end of WWII. • Distinguished career in publishing and printing with Deseret News. • Very involved with the Boy Scouts of America and received the highest award in Scouting, the Bronze Wolf (among many others).
President Eyring: • Enjoys helping to bake bread and cook breakfast with his family. • At first, he studied physics at college because his father was a talented scientist. Later he decided that science wasn’t his favorite subject. When he attended graduate school, he studied business instead. • One of his hobbies is watercolor painting.
President Uchtdorf: • Was raised in Germany. • As a child, he worked hard in the family business, pulling a laundry cart behind a bicycle. • For 35 years he flew airplanes. He eventually became chief pilot and senior vice president of flight operations for an airline. • Still loves to travel with his wife. He’s visited most parts of the world. • Enjoys classical music, hiking and dancing.
President Packer: • He shows his love for nature by painting and carving animals, especially birds. • He was unable to serve a full-time mission because World War II broke out. Instead, he served his country by being a bomber pilot. • He was a teacher and loves science. • He is the author of a number of books and other published works.
Elder Perry: • Once when Elder Perry was working as a businessman, his bosses asked him to break a promise. Instead of compromising his morals, Elder Perry decided to quit his job. • He attended Utah State University where he studied finance. • When he was a boy, his nickname was “Stretch “ because he was so tall. • While serving as a Marine during World War II, Elder Perry and one other Latter-day Saint soldier held church services every Sunday. They kept their sacrament supplies in a small trunk that was painted green. • His professional career was in the retail business.
Elder Nelson: • When he was young, Elder Nelson had many part-time jobs: running errands for his father’s advertising company, working in a bank, working in a photo studio, and working at a post office. • He plays the piano. He has perfect pitch and has sung in many choirs, including award-winning quartets. • He was a heart doctor and worked on a team that made medical history by developing a machine that could perform the functions of the lungs and the heart while a patient was undergoing surgery. • Enjoys swimming, playing tennis, and riding horses. • Skiing is one of his “greatest loves.”
Elder Oaks: • He was appointed a judge on the Utah Supreme Court. • He is well educated and reads three or four newspapers a day, along with books and magazines. Sometimes he even reads while waiting at stoplights. • While announcing a high school basketball game, he was introduced to his first wife, June Dixon. • He worked at many interesting jobs. His first job was sweeping out a radio repair shop. • He enjoyed spending time with his children, especially going fishing. • Because of his first job, he later became a radio announcer.
Elder Ballard: • He served in the British Mission and was called to be a counselor to two mission presidents. • Served as the President of the Canada Toronto Mission. • He met his wife, Barbara, at a dance. “I kid her now that getting her to agree to marry me was the greatest sales job I ever did,” Elder Ballard says. • Loves spending time with his children and would take his son Clark to Nevada to visit a mine. • One of his jobs as an adult was to sell automobiles to people. Later he took over the company that his father had started. • He enjoyed real estate.
Elder Scott: • As a young man, he didn’t get a summer job he applied for with the Utah Park Service. He traveled to Utah anyway, and he offered to wash dishes for two weeks. He said, “If you don’t like my work, you don’t have to pay me.” By the end of the summer, he had become the number-two cook. • He had many other interesting jobs, including gathering seashells while sailing off the coast of New York. • He likes jazz music and knows how to play the clarinet. • He likes science and became a nuclear engineer. • Enjoys watercolor painting. • Served his mission in Uruguay and then served as a Mission President in Argentina.
Elder Hales: • As a child, Elder Hales learned to play the piano. Now he plays “just for fun.” • As a freshman in high school, Elder Hales was the varsity pitcher for his school baseball team. After pitching poorly and causing his team to lose three games in a row, Elder Hales was ready to quit. His coach told him, “Quit showing off in the beginning of the game, and you won’t wear out your arm.” Elder Hales listened and pitched a shutout at the next game. • While serving in the US Airforce, his unit in the squadron had the motto “Return with Honor.” • As a young husband, he worked at a television station in Salt Lake City, Utah, and operated a movie camera. • Enjoys playing golf in his spare time.
Elder Holland: • He was the President of BYU. • He served his mission in England. His parents were called to the same mission while he was there, so he had to say farewell to his parents both when he left for his mission and before he returned home! • In high school he ran track, played baseball, and helped win the state championships in both football and basketball. • As a teenager, he worked as a service station attendant, a paperboy, and a grocery bagger. • He is the author of several books.
Elder Bednar: • When he was called to be a new apostle, he was serving as the president of BYU–Idaho, formerly known as Ricks College. • As president of BYU–Idaho, he always asked students to bring their scriptures to devotionals so they could learn from them. • Even though his father was not a member of the Church, he supported his son’s decision to accept a mission call to Germany. His father later joined the church and asked him to come baptize him. • He was the quarterback on his high school football team. He met his wife when they were both college students at BYU. They were playing flag football, and she caught one of his passes. He was impressed. It was the only pass she remembers ever catching!
Elder Cook: • Served as a missionary in the British Mission. • He starred on his high school basketball and football teams, helping them earn statewide recognition. • He was a business lawyer. • Enjoyed political science. In junior high, he was elected Student body President and his wife was student body vice president. In high school they were on the debate team together. • He ran back to get his friends boots for him during a fire drill in elementary school. He didn’t want his friend’s feet to be cold in the snow. Being the last student in the building, he ended up ruining the school’s record breaking evacuation attempt.
Elder Christofferson: • Served a mission in Argentina when Elder Scott was the mission President. Elder Scott recalls a particular incident when he saw Elder Christofferson have a bicycle accident in which he damaged his suit and injured his hands. But he was undaunted. Elder Scott says, “He brushed himself off, climbed onto the bicycle, and headed off for an appointment with his companion.” • He practiced law in Washington, D.C., after serving as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica, the judge who would later preside at the Watergate trials. • He earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, and his law degree from Duke University. • As a teenager living in New Jersey, he participated in the cast of the Hill Cumorah Pageant near Palmyra, New York, for two summers. • He knew how much his mother loved homemade bread—and how difficult it would be for her to continue to make it when she was sick with cancer. He asked his grandmother to teach him how to bake bread, and he made it regularly for his family until he left for college several years later.
Elder Andersen: • He was raised in Pocatello, Idaho, on a dairy farm where he remembers doing "typical Idaho farm work, from morning to night.” Even on Christmas morning before they opened their presents, he had to milk the cows. • He moved around a lot and speaks French, Portuguese and Spanish in addition to his native English. • Elder Andersen served a mission in France then later served as a mission president in the France Bordeaux Mission. • In high school, he excelled in student government, serving as governor of Idaho Boys State. • He graduated from Brigham Young University, and earned a masters of business administration from Harvard University. • His business interests included advertising, real estate development and health care.