Monday, September 8, 2014

LDS General Conference: The 411

The 411 on LDS General Conference

At this time of year many of your LDS (Mormon) friends are starting to get excited about General Conference coming up in October. I can always count on General Conference being the first weekend of October and the first weekend of April. It never changes. 
Recently the church leaders (including a board of women) decided on creating a general world wide meeting for all women ages 8 and up. This meeting will be held this month Saturday, September 27 at 6:00 pm. It will be broadcast live on, and on BYUTV. I recommend you sit down and watch some of it. The talks are intended to inspire and uplift women throughout the world, whether you are LDS or not. I always love the talks about faith, sisterhood, integrity, virtue, endurance, and hope. Sometimes in life we just need some of that inspiration. And right now, with the way the world is, I definitely think we need that inspiration. 

This is one of my favorite quotes from the meeting:

As individuals we are strong, together with God we are unstoppable.  Rosemary M. Wixom #womensmeeting

Now onto the rest of General Conference. It will be held on Saturday and Sunday October 4 and 5. With general sessions being each day at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Again it will be broadcast live and if you are wondering exactly where it will be at click HERE for more information. 

What is General Conference:
General conference happens twice a year, and has been happening twice a year since 1867.
All the leaders of the LDS faith get together at the tabernacle on temple square and give us messages to help us in this day and age. The prophets and apostles pick their own topics (they aren't assigned) and submit their talk 3 weeks prior to general conference. Sometimes conference has a theme, or you may notice that a lot of talks are about a certain subject such as family history, or forgiveness, or family. I think it is interesting that the prophets and apostles really pick their talks out before hand, through prayerful fasting and consideration. They are really focusing on the needs of the people, what we need to hear to uplift our spirits and give us a rejuvenation for our souls. 
I just love conference and I really hope you will sit down and watch at least one talk. 

I love getting direction in my life. Sometimes they warn us of things to come, but mostly they give us advice and council on how to gain true happiness in this life. 
Here are some of my favorite quotes from past talks that have come through general conference:

"Don’t give up... . Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead... . You keep your chin up. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come." — Jeffrey R. Holland “An High Priest of Good Things to Come”

Best conference quote ever. I really, really love Elder Holland!

You and I in a moment of weakness may cry out 'No one understands. No one knows.' No human being perhaps knows.  But the Son of God perfectly knows and understands, for He felt and bore the burdens before we ever did.  David A. Bednar

printable lds general conference quotes - april 2013

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