#LDSconf 185th General Conference, Sunday AM Session Live coverage

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A reminder that you can also get summaries of these talks here.

President Uchtdorf conducts.

President Monson presides.

Choir: “Redeemer of Israel.”

Invocation: (Did not catch his name. Sorry).

Choir: “If the Savior Stood Beside Me.”

President Monson

Saddened by the loss of three of our apostles. Returned to their heavenly home. Grateful for this examples. Heartfelt welcome to our new apostles. Well qualified to fill the positions to what they have been called.

“Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven.”

“Be thou an example of the believers in word and in conversation.”

The second scriptures explains how we can accomplish the first. Our lives will shine for others to see if we do so.

1)Be a good example in word and in conversation. Avoid profanity. Avoid coarse comments. Let us speak to others with love and respect, ever keeping our language clean and avoiding comments that would wound and offend.

2)Charity. Pure love of Christ.

3)Example in spirit. Kindness and good will. A pure and loving spirit.

4)Faith. Faith and doubt cannot exist in one mind at the same time.

5)Be pure. Our bodies are a temple, and our minds should be kept free from things that would pollute. Purity will bring peace of mind.

Latter-day Saints will be different. We will stand out as we make choices regarding morality, choices that adhere to Gospel standards.

With help from our Heavenly Father, we can regain the light that will illuminate our path.

(President Monson gave a great testimony at the end of this talk, but appeared very weak at the end).

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#LDSconf 185th General Conference, Priesthood Session Live coverage


President Eyring conducts, Pres. Monson presides

(A reminder that summaries can also be seen at this link).

Choir: fathers and sons in Orem, UT.

Choir sings “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise.”

Invocation: Larry S. Kacher of the Seventy

Choir sings: “Jesus the Very Thought of Thee.”

Elder Neil Andersen

How does the Savior see your faith? Faith is not ethereal, does not fall upon us by chance. It is substance, the evidence of things not seen. Emits a spiritual light, and that light is discernible. Your faith is either growing stronger or becoming weaker. By the grace of Christ we will one day be saved by faith in His name. The future of your faith is not by chance, but by choice.

Brazilian young man, his mother died. His mother made him promise to take care of the family. He had to work and study and take care of three siblings. At age 23 he went on a mission even though he did not have any money. He did not have money for the mission, let alone for helping his family. His employer sent him extra income, he was able to go on a mission. Now, 20 years later, he recognizes that his faith did not come by chance, but by choice.

Using our mind without our heart will not bring spiritual answers. Jesus promised another comforter. Faith never demands an answer to every question, but seeks the courage to move forward, acknowledging, “I don’t know everything.” Concentrating on doubt weakens faith. “The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God.”

Questions about Joseph Smith have been around for many years. For now, give Bro. Joseph a break. In a future day, you will have more information. Born in poverty, he translated the Book of Mormon in 90 days. At age 38, he sealed his witness with his blood. I testify that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. Settle this in your mind and move forward.

BoM in 110 languages across the world. When was the last time you read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover? Read it again: it will increase your faith.

There are evil forces lurking in the darkness hoping to extinguish your faith. As you receive greater light and knowledge, your faith becomes settled and sure.

Told story about the death of a bishop and his wife and two children. Three other children left alive. Great faith shown on the part of the children left.

Faith is a choice, strengthen your faith. Your faith will allow you to stand with the ones you live in the presence of God.

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#LDSconf 185th General Conference, Sat PM Session Live coverage

imageBelow is coverage of the October 3, 2014, Morning session of the LDS General Conference. Jump to hyperlinked list of participants

The Church is putting summaries and video links up very quickly – to see the short summaries and re-watch your favorite talks, go to the Conference at a Glance Summaries.

Presiding – President Thomas S. Monson
Conducting – President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Riverton, Utah Primary Choir – Beautiful Savior

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#LDSconf 185th General Conference, Sat AM Session Live coverage

imageBelow is coverage of the October 3, 2014, Morning session of the LDS General Conference. Jump to hyperlinked list of participants

Presiding – President
Conducting – President Henry B. Eyring

Mormon Tabernacle Choir – Guide us, Oh Thou Great Jehovah

Opening Prayer – Sister [missed the announcement, will need to rewatch the first few minutes…] Continue reading

Are You Ready for Conference?

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Snacks? Notepad? Pencil? Remote Control? Selfies of your feet watching General Conference? Or perhaps you get dressed up and watch at your meetinghouse? Do you have friends and family over to watch? Activities for the kids ready? But, are you ready for General Conference?

Over at Middle-aged Mormon Man’s blog, he suggested we use General Conference as the kick-off to the 4th Quarter (of the year) to reset the goals we made back in January. He suggested doing these things:

1) Watch all of Conference this weekend.
2) Figure out what you NEED to accomplish before the year is out.
3) Make sure the Lord is onboard with your plans.
4) Write it down!
5) Tell someone that is important to you what you plan to do.
6) Get it done.

I thought those were great suggestions, and I think I’m going to accept the challenge, to reset myself for the 4th Quarter of 2015. Continue reading