Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
General conference is a semiannual gathering of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
General conference is held every spring and fall in Salt Lake City. During the six conference sessions, Latter-day Saints receive instruction from church leaders.
The first conference was held June 1, 1830, a little less than two months after the church was organized. Records indicate 27 church members were present for the conference, along with 30-40 others who were interested in the proceedings.
Today, general conference is held in the 21,000-seat Conference Center. The proceedings are broadcast to the church's 15 million members. The sessions are later translated into more than 90 languages, according to MormonNewsroom.org.
In the final moments of the Sunday afternoon session of the 186th Annual General Conference, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland asked Church members around the world: "Do you... Read more »
Speaking Sunday afternoon, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland encouraged members to look to tomorrow and beyond with the knowledge that the Lord continually offers His support... Read more »
"The Resurrection is brought to pass by the Atonement of Jesus Christ and is pivotal to the great plan of salvation," Elder Paul V. Johnson of the Seventy said in his... Read more »
“Surely, today, in these trying times, each of us and our families need the temple more than anything else,” Elder Kent F. Richards said during the Sunday... Read more »
Opposition allows God's children to exercise agency and realize their eternal potential. Read more »
During the Sunday afternoon session of conference, Elder Patrick Kearon, a General Authority Seventy, urged members to follow the Savior's teachings to help those in... Read more »
Remembering — and forgetting — are “part of our eternal journey,” said Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Presidency of the Seventy. “Time,... Read more »
“The Holy Ghost is the medium for God’s work, in families and throughout the Church,” Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said... Read more »
LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson and other leaders counseled members of the faith to choose to follow Jesus Christ, and encouraged those who feel broken to... Read more »
Offering the first address of the Sunday morning session of the 186th Annual General Conference, President Thomas S. Monson announced that the Church will build four... Read more »
The Savior can rescue, redeem and uplift all who turn to Him and follow His words. Read more »
“The rolling forth of the Lord’s Plan of Salvation during this dispensation of the fullness of times is almost beyond comprehension,” Elder Quentin... Read more »
Bishop W. Christopher Waddell, second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, told members to learn of, listen to and walk with the Savior in order to find peace in this... Read more »
In her Sunday morning general conference address, Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president, spoke on believing the gospel. Read more »
LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson announced four new temples in the Sunday Morning Session of the 186th Annual General Conference. Read more »
The gift of priesthood power brings with it not only solemn responsibilities but also special blessings, said President Thomas S. Monson during the priesthood session... Read more »
"We have been entrusted to bear the priesthood of God and to act in His name. We are the recipients of a sacred trust," President Thomas S. Monson told priesthood... Read more »
President Henry B. Eyring's priesthood session address focused on the subject of what must be done to be a part of Heavenly Father's plan of happiness. Read more »
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, speaking in the priesthood session, praised those who save marriages and families. Read more »
Jesus Christ is the greatest leader and the greatest follower who ever lived, Brother Stephen W. Owen, Young Men general president, declared in his general conference... Read more »
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