Follow The Daily Universe’s coverage of the April 2016 LDS General Conference

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The annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is followed by a broad, worldwide audience. Bookmark this story for a compilation of General Conference-related stories produced by the staff of The Daily Universe. Links to new stories will be added here throughout the General Conference weekend.

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People from around the world approach the Conference Center in Salt Lake City for The LDS Church’s General Conference.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS:

New church website encourages LDS women to serve refugees

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President Monson announces 4 new temples

GENERAL SESSION SUMMARIES:

Women’s Session

President Henry B. Eyring: Trust in that Spirit which leadeth to do good

President Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, encouraged women to serve with love and to remember the Lord as they serve.

Sister Linda K. Burton: I was a stranger

General Relief Society President Linda K. Burton announced a new program called “I Was a Stranger” to offer service to refugees.

Sister Neill F. Marriott: What shall we do?

LDS Church members are reminded to “acknowledge the Savior, repent, and obey with gladness.”

Sister Cheryl A. Esplin: He asks us to be his hands

Refugees need the help of Latter-day Saint women in order to find further meaning in life.

Saturday Morning Session

President Henry B. Eyring: Where Two or Three Are Gathered

President Eyring encouraged Latter-day Saints to pray earnestly.

Sister Mary R. Durham: A Child’s Guiding Gift

Three ideas for how parents in the church can increase the spiritual capacity of their children for when they are not in the home.

Elder Donald L. Hallstrom: I Am a Child of God

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: The Healing Ointment of Forgiveness

Elder Kevin R. Duncan of the Seventy admonished Saints to forgive others for the wrongs that are committed against them.

Elder Gary E. Stevenson: Where Are the Keys and Authority of the Priesthood? 

The church’s youth can use the keys and authority of the priesthood to bless both their lives and the lives of others.

Elder Steven E. Snow: Be Thou Humble

Elder Snow of the Quorum of the Seventy encouraged members to be humble.

Elder Dale G. Renlund: That I Might Draw All Men Unto Me

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

Elder Ronald A. Rasband: Standing with the Leaders of the Church

Latter-day Saints were asked to stand with church leaders as they help members alike strive to “come unto Christ.”

Elder Neil L. Andersen: Whoso Receiveth Them, Receiveth Me

Members were asked to reach out and embrace youth who feel alone.

Elder Mervyn B. Arnold: To the Rescue: We Can Do It

LDS Church members were asked to help other members in rescue efforts to bring others back to church and to Christ.

Elder Jairo Mazzagardi: The Sacred Place of the Restoration

Elder Jairo, of the Seventy, reminded members to fully understand the sacredness or the Restoration.

Elder David A. Bednar: Always Retain a Remission of Your Sins

Elder Bednar, of the Quorum of the Twelve, invited LDS Church members to stand spotless in a continuous process of repentance and remission.

Elder M. Russell Ballard: Family Councils

Latter-day Saints were reminded to hold family councils.

Priesthood Session

President Russell M. Nelson: The Price of Priesthood Power

Latter-day Saint men were invited to remember their responsibilities as priesthood holders.

Stephen W. Owen: The Greatest Leaders Are the Greatest Followers

Members were encouraged to lead and follow as Jesus Christ did.

President Henry B. Eyring: Eternal Families 

The doctrine of the family was at the forefront of President Eyring’s remarks.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf: In Praise of Those Who Serve

Priesthood members were urged to save their marriages and their families amidst a world obsessed with disposable materials.

President Thomas S. Monson: A Sacred Trust

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 Thomas S. Monson: Choices

President Monson announced four new temples and reminded viewers of the everlasting effects of choices.

Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson: Do I Believe?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ belief in God was outlined while people worldwide were reminded of the importance of ‘believing.’

Bishop W. Christopher Waddell: Learn, Listen and Walk

Latter-day Saints were invited to continue learning and listening to Christ’s teachings while also walking in his meekness.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson: Fathers

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.

Elder Quentin L. Cook: See Yourself in the Temple

Mormon members were asked to remain worthy to enter the templeand remember temple blessings.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf: He Will Place You on His Shoulders and Carry You Home

Viewers worldwide were reminded of Christ’s everlasting love and forgiveness during the concluding address of the Sunday morning session.

Sunday Afternoon Session

Elder Robert D. Hales: The Holy Ghost

The Holy Ghost provides personal revelation and guidance through major life decisions, according to Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve.

Elder Gerrit W. Gong: Always Remember Him

Remembering the Savior and his promises should be an everyday essential.

Elder Patrick Kearon: Refuge from the Storm

Millions of refugees are without homes in the world today, something that Elder Patrick Kearon of the Seventy emphasized during his address.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks: Opposition in All Things

Opposition in all things is central in the eternal progress of mankind, according to Elder Dallin H. Oaks from the Quorum of the Twelve.

Elder Kent F. Richards: The Power of Godliness

Temples have real power and importance at home and within the family.

Elder Paul V. Johnson: And There Shall Be No More Death

The resurrection of Jesus Christ and his atonement are essential to the plan of salvation.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: Tomorrow the Lord Will Do Wonders Among You

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.

 

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