Stories from General Conference features some of the best anecdotes shared during various General Conference addresses over the past several years, each tied to a specific topic or theme.
During a sermon recorded in the Book of Mormon, King Benjamin said, "And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God" (Mosiah 2:17). Service is emphasized in the Church from the time we are children. The priesthood is given to men to use in the service of others. One of the primary purposes of the women's organization of the Church, the Relief Society, is to provide opportunities to serve others. The Church participates in humanitarian service projects throughout the world. Missionaries volunteer on their own time and at their own expense, all to serve others. Service benefits both the receiver and the giver. It helps develop unselfish and Christlike attitudes toward our fellow beings.