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GENERAL SESSION SUMMARIES:
President Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, encouraged women to serve with love and to remember the Lord as they serve.
General Relief Society President Linda K. Burton announced a new program called “I Was a Stranger” to offer service to refugees.
LDS Church members are reminded to “acknowledge the Savior, repent, and obey with gladness.”
Refugees need the help of Latter-day Saint women in order to find further meaning in life.
Saturday Morning Session
President Eyring encouraged Latter-day Saints to pray earnestly.
Three ideas for how parents in the church can increase the spiritual capacity of their children for when they are not in the home.
Latter-day Saints were taught the importance of having a knowledge that each person is a child of God during times of trial.
Elder Kevin R. Duncan of the Seventy admonished Saints to forgive others for the wrongs that are committed against them.
The church’s youth can use the keys and authority of the priesthood to bless both their lives and the lives of others.
Elder Snow of the Quorum of the Seventy encouraged members to be humble.
Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve counseled church members to come closer to the Savior in order to avoid feelings of entitlement.
Saturday Afternoon Session
Latter-day Saints were asked to stand with church leaders as they help members alike strive to “come unto Christ.”
Members were asked to reach out and embrace youth who feel alone.
LDS Church members were asked to help other members in rescue efforts to bring others back to church and to Christ.
Elder Jairo, of the Seventy, reminded members to fully understand the sacredness or the Restoration.
Elder Bednar, of the Quorum of the Twelve, invited LDS Church members to stand spotless in a continuous process of repentance and remission.
Latter-day Saints were reminded to hold family councils.
Latter-day Saint men were invited to remember their responsibilities as priesthood holders.
Members were encouraged to lead and follow as Jesus Christ did.
The doctrine of the family was at the forefront of President Eyring’s remarks.
Priesthood members were urged to save their marriages and their families amidst a world obsessed with disposable materials.
President Thomas S. Monson addressed the significance of priesthood power and admonished Latter-day Saint men to live worthy of such power in their lives.
Sunday Morning Session
President Monson announced four new temples and reminded viewers of the everlasting effects of choices.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ belief in God was outlined while people worldwide were reminded of the importance of ‘believing.’
Latter-day Saints were invited to continue learning and listening to Christ’s teachings while also walking in his meekness.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve spoke of the important roles fathers have in the lives of their children and in the work of the Lord.
Mormon members were asked to remain worthy to enter the templeand remember temple blessings.
Viewers worldwide were reminded of Christ’s everlasting love and forgiveness during the concluding address of the Sunday morning session.
Sunday Afternoon Session
The Holy Ghost provides personal revelation and guidance through major life decisions, according to Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve.
Remembering the Savior and his promises should be an everyday essential.
Millions of refugees are without homes in the world today, something that Elder Patrick Kearon of the Seventy emphasized during his address.
Opposition in all things is central in the eternal progress of mankind, according to Elder Dallin H. Oaks from the Quorum of the Twelve.
Temples have real power and importance at home and within the family.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ and his atonement are essential to the plan of salvation.
A worldwide audience was reminded of the Lord’s blessings that could be acquired through simple improvement and betterment, or at least the desire to do so.