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184th Annual General Conference – Sunday Afternoon General Session


I can’t believe that conference is almost over. We’re just about to start the last session. In between these two Sunday sessions we watched Angels in the Outfield. It probably isn’t the typical movie that we would watch on a Sunday, but my wife and I both have fond memories of it from when we were dating, and hey, it has an “angel” in it, so it can’t be that bad. All of my kids said it was awesome 🙂

As the session is about to start, I see that President Packer is there for the first time. I presume we will hear him speak. We also need to \hear from Elder Christofferson and Elder Perry.

President Dieter F Uchtdorf conducted

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang Sweet Is the Work

The invocation was offered by Bishop Dean M Davies

The choir sang I Stand All Amazed

President Boyd K Packer **NOTE: President Packer had a very hard time speaking. A couple of times he paused and seemed to be trying to keep in a cough (or maybe something worse)

  • God lives
  • He knows the Holy Ghost is real
  • Arms empty will be filled and hearts now hurting will be healed

Elder William R Walker

  • Do you know your Church history, how your family came into the Church?
  • The two-pound note has “Standing on the shoulders of giants” on it
  • Do not forget the experiences you have

Elder L Tom Perry

  • Shared a story of how he used to speak with his grandfather after taking care of the lawns
  • He compared the way horses are trained to the way we learn obedience
  • We need to have absolute faith in the driver of the team, Jesus Christ
  • Obedience is not just passive
  • Obedience is an emblem of our faith

The choir and congregation sang Hark, All Ye Nations!

Elder Lawrence E Corbridge

  • Recounted the First Vision
  • Opposition, criticism & antagonism are companions to the truth

Elder Michael John U Teh

  • Spoke about the Philippines Typhoon
  • The material we work to acquire can quickly not matter
  • Do not spend money for that which is of no worth, no your labor for that which cannot satisfy – 2 Ne. 9:51
  • Lay up treasures in heaven

Elder Marcos A Aidukaitis

  • We can find truth in a world of garbage
  • We invite all to study the works and fruits of this Church
  • We can all receive revelation if we ask in faith

Elder D Todd Christofferson

  • Recounted the resurrection of Jesus
  • The Savior makes all things right
  • He restores life
  • He will come again and reign personally on the earth
  • In due course, all will know, indeed every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is the Christ

President Thomas S Monson

  • May we resolve to do better
  • May we be kind and loving who do not share our beliefs
  • May we ever follow His example
  • May heaven’s blessing be with each of us

The choir sang Come, Let Us Anew

The benediction was offered by Elder BenjamĂ­n De Hoyos

Read the recaps and other notes from the 184th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

180th Semiannual General Conference – Sunday Afternoon General Session

We watched this last session in the comfort of our own home. Our oldest son (8 years old) watched some of it with us.

President Dieter F Uchtdorf conducted

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang Come, Rejoice

Elder Lawrence E Corbridge offered the invocation

The choir sang Lead, Kindly Light

Elder L Tom Perry

  • talked about how he had brought his grandson to the pulpit years ago
  • YM have priesthood responsibilities
  • children need to learn of the blessings of holding the priesthood
  • bishops have the keys of the Aaronic Priesthood
  • be certain the YM are worthy, and that they understand the obligations and blessings
  • give them important assignments

Elder David A Bednar

  • actually receive the Holy Ghost
  • revelations are conveyed through the Holy Ghost
  • the simplicity of the ordinance may make us not realize the importance of it
  • all gospel activities are based on helping us feel the Holy Ghost in our lives

Elder Larry R Lawrence

  • parents who love their children cannot afford to be intimidated by them
  • young people understand more than we realize

The choir and congregation sang I Am a Child of God

Elder Per G Malm

  • told a story about a hollow tree; it looks solid, but up close you could see it was hollow; it took years to get that way
  • we need to be solid and filled from the inside out
  • we need to handle the small things in a proper way
  • beware of things that would destroy from the inside out

Elder Jairo Mazzagardi

  • sins are intentional disobedience
  • forms of sin are everywhere
  • pornography destroys character
  • if we sin, we must look for help quickly

Elder Mervyn B Arnold

  • what have you done with my name?
  • as we partake of the sacrament, we take upon us the name of Christ
  • his parents gave them something more precious than gold. They left their testimony and taught them to be honest
  • before you act, picture the Savior standing by your side, would you think it, would you say it or do it knowing he was there, for surely he is there

Elder M Russell Ballard

  • talked about fly fishing
  • the use of artificial lures to catch fish is like Lucifer trying to capture us
  • he captures us with counterfeit lures
  • Lucifer does NOT catch and release
  • Lucifer is a clever and cunning intelligence
  • addictions can control us

President Thomas S Monson

  • he appreciates the truths that have been taught
  • we should carefully study the messages when we get the magazine issues

The choir sang Sing We Now at Parting

Bishop H David Burton offered the benediction

Read the recaps and other notes from the 180th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

178th Semiannual General Conference – Saturday Afternoon Session

As we’ve done the last few conferences, we watched the afternoon session at home. It was awesome! The Church has a new video player that performed incredibly. When you visit http://lds.org/move/ you can see a video that is about 640 x 360 pixels. There is a full screen option, which actually does go to a full screen (no toolbar or anything). My laptop has a resolution of 1440 x 900 and the video was the entire width and was about 810 pixels high. The quality was perfect. It was very impressive. I’ve always enjoyed watching conference more at home, and this is going to make it even more tempting to stay at home!

  • President Eyring was conducting
  • There was a Primary choir. This was a great idea, as it got the attention of my two sons
  • During the business Elder Tingey was released. For some reason I thought he was released last conference
  • Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin * might be used as a 4th Sunday lesson *
    • he was sitting down again
    • every day has peaks and shadows
    • his mother said “come what may and love it”
    • those who are happy learn from difficult times
    • we can’t avoid days of sorrow
    • the way we react determines how successful we are
    • learn to laugh as it will extend your life and makes life more enjoyable for those around you
    • seek for the eternal and realize we all must experience sorrow
    • the Lord compensates us for our loss
    • trust in the Lord; He is our helper and advocate
  • Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
    • the separation from God must have been hardest for Adam and Eve
    • angels come to communicate with man
    • angels are still sent today
    • heaven never seems closer than when we see the love and care of the people
  • Elder GĂ©rald J. CaussĂ©
    • need knowledge
    • we can make things too complicated; God is right there
    • we can make things too easy
  • Elder Lawrence E. Corbridge * might be used as a 4th Sunday lesson *
    • Jesus Christ is the way
    • entire talk was a powerful testimony of Christ
    • this is not a human endeavour; it is the work of God
    • any other way is madness
  • Elder D. Todd Christofferson * might be used as a 4th Sunday lesson *
    • building Zion
    • To establish Zion we need 3 things
      1) be unified
      2) be a holy people
      3) care for the poor effectively
  • Elder David A. Bednar
    • continuing his talk about prayer from April
      1) prayer will be more meaningful as we council with the Lord in all our doings
      2) prayer will be more meaningful as we express heartfelt gratitude (D&C 59:21)
      3) prayer will be more meaningful as we pray for others with real intent and sincere heart

Read the recaps from the other sessions of General Conference: