The Rev. Garang Gabriel Atem stood to address the crown of visitors. His kind eyes met the visitor’s as he described his refugee past and his adjustment to American culture. His soft smile beamed when he told of becoming a priest last year. Atem testified of God’s hand in his life, no matter where he was.
BYU President Kevin J Worthen, as well as other speakers, spoke about Christ during the annual Easter Conference on Friday, April 14.
Christians of many different denominations celebrate Easter differently. In the United States, 75 percent of people identify themselves as Christians, according to a 2015 Gallup poll. Christians throughout Utah have different Easter traditions, though each reverences the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Technology has come a long way since the establishment of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830. Advancements such as smartphones, tablets and other devices allow the message of the gospel to reach the four corners of the earth, but technology may be hindering spiritual growth in church meetings, according to LDS members.
President Thomas S. Monson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was released from the hospital Wednesday evening after spending two days there, according to Church Spokesman Eric Hawkins.
Five new temples, a new Relief Society General Presidency and challenges to “become” were some of the highlights of the LDS Church’s April 2017 General Conference.