LDS general conference: One-sentence summaries of each talk

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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints interact during the Women's Session of the 186th Annual General Conference. From left to right, President Henry B. Eyring, President Thomas S. Monson and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. (Photo courtesy LDS Church)

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints interact during the Women’s Session of the 186th Annual General Conference. From left to right, President Henry B. Eyring, President Thomas S. Monson and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. (Photo courtesy LDS Church)

The 186th Annual General Conference began last weekend with the Women’s Session of conference and started up again Saturday morning.

General Conference lasts for a total of six sessions totaling 12 hours. While the speakers give specific details on going about these principles, here is a quick overview of the messages shared by each of the speakers.

General Women’s Session

Sister Cheryl A. Esplin, first counselor in the Primary general presidency

Participate in “true Christlike” service and be an example to children in serving others daily.

Sister Neill F. Marriott, Second Counselor in the Young Women general presidency

Build the kingdom of God through nurturing His children and testifying.

Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president

Reach out to refugees and join the Relief Society’s “I Was a Stranger” effort.

President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency

Let love motivate you to do good for others and to do it modestly.

 

Saturday Morning Session

President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency

As the Latter-day Saints gather together, Christ is with them and they will find answers to their heartfelt questions at general conference.

Sister Mary R. Durham, Second counselor in Primary presidency

Teach your children to recognize the Holy Ghost in their lives.

Elder Donald L. Hallstrom, Presidency of the Seventy

Truly learning and understand in your heart and mind that you are a child of God.

Elder Gary A. Stevenson, Quorum of the Twelve

Priesthood keys can help youth in three ways: preparing for missionary service, attending the temple and going forward with faith.

Elder Kevin R. Duncan, Of the Seventy

If we will forgive, we will be free from bitterness.

Elder Steven R. Snow, Of the Seventy

Humility isn’t a trait for just children, but adults too.

Elder Dale G. Renlund, Quorum of the Twelve

Become nearer to God by shirking any sense of entitlement.

 

Saturday Afternoon Session

Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Quorum of the Twelve

Follow our leaders whether they are our local leaders, the apostles and prophet, or the Savior himself.

Elder Neil L. Andersen, Quorum of the Twelve

Make a special effort to reach out to the children and youth who come from families that aren’t “picture perfect.”

Elder Mervyn B. Arnold, Of the Seventy

Every Church member is called to rescue inactive members or non-members and bring them into the fold of Christ.

Elder Jairo Mazzagardi, Of the Seventy

Follow the example of Joseph Smith and ask God for answers to your questions.

Elder David A. Bednar, Quorum of the Twelve

Explains the vital role the Holy Ghost plays in cleansing us from our sins through the Atonement.

Elder M. Russell Ballard

Hold various family councils including councils between the entire family, only parents, parents and one child and one-on-one councils with a parent and a child.

 

Priesthood Session

Elder Russell M. Nelson, Quorum of the Twelve

Brethren, live up to the priesthood authority with which the Lord has entrusted you.

Stephen W. Owen, Young Men General President

Become a leader by being a follower of Jesus Christ.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency

Foster strong marriages and relationships by replacing pride with charity and mercy.

President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency

Fulfill your obligations to your family and your priesthood calling.

President Thomas S. Monson, President of LDS Church

Exercise your right to the priesthood and be worthy of it.

 

Sunday Morning Session

President Thomas S. Monson, President of LDS Church

Use your agency to choose the right.

Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President

Strengthen your conversion to the one true church.

Bishop W. Christopher Waddell, Second Counselor in Presiding Bishopric

Learn of Christ, listen to Christ and walk with Christ to find peace in your life.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Quorum of the Twelve

Fathers are irreplaceable; men must be attentive to the role of fatherhood despite any feelings of inadequacies.

Elder Quentin L. Cook, Quorum of the Twelve

“See yourself in the temple.”

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency

Heavenly Father will rebuild us if we are obedient; obedience starts with faith — and if we can’t muster faith — begin with hope.

 

Sunday Afternoon Session

Elder Robert D. Hales, Quorum of the Twelve

The Holy Ghost guides us in our daily lives and provides revelation to those who seek it through prayer.

Elder Gerrit W. Gong, Presidency of the Seventy

Follow six steps to always remember Him: (1) have confidence in His covenants, (2) acknowledge His hand in our lives, (3) trust in repentance, (4) know He always welcomes us home, (5) partake of the sacrament and (6) know He always remembers us.

Elder Patrick Kearon, Of the Seventy

Remember the refugees in our heritage and reach out to help refugees.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Quorum of the Twelve

Opposition plays an essential role in our lives in allowing us to use our agency.

Elder Kent F. Richards, Of the Seventy

Attend the temple and consider serving in the temple.

Elder Paul V. Johnson, Of the Seventy

Because the Savior was resurrected, we can look forward to the day when we are resurrected and can see all our loved ones again.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve

God loves you — as do the leaders of the Church — and all He requires is you continue trying.

This story will be updated with each session of the 186th Annual General Conference.

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  1. AvatarJeremy Reply

    Our country and administration is in such turmoil with lies and controversy, I was hoping that we would hear our leaders address this and give us direction and attempt some comfort. Disappointed.

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