Coverage of the April 2016 General Conference Sunday Afternoon Session

Contributed By Sarah Jane Weaver, Church News associate editor

  • 3 April 2016

 President Thomas S. Monson, left, with his daughter, Sister Ann M. Dibb, right, waves good-bye after the afternoon session of the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Chris Samuels, Deseret News.

In the final moments of the Sunday afternoon session of the 186th Annual General Conference, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles asked Church members around the world: “Do you have any idea, notion, inkling, of how much we love you?”

“For 10 hours you watch, fixed on one face at this pulpit sequentially, … hour after hour in your Sunday best, being your best,” he said. “You sing and you pray wherever you are in the world, you listen and you believe. You are the miracle of this Church. And we love you.”

President Thomas S. Monson presided at the session, during which President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, conducted. Elder C. Scott Grow and Elder Shayne M. Bowen, both General Authority Seventies, offered the prayers.

Music for the session was provided by the Tabernacle Choir, directed by Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, with Linda Margetts at the organ.

Read a news summary of each speaker’s address at the following links:

Elder Robert D. Hales: "The Holy Ghost"

Elder Gerrit W. Gong: "Always Remember Him"

Elder Patrick Kearon: "Refuge from the Storm"

Elder Dallin H. Oaks: "Opposition in All Things"

Elder Kent F. Richards: "The Power of Godliness"

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

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

Church members gather for the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City at the Conference Center Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Scott G Winterton, Deseret News.

The Salt Lake Temple. Church members gather for the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City at the Conference Center Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Scott G Winterton, Deseret News.

Ryan Murphy leads the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during the afternoon session of the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Chris Samuels, Deseret News.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf conducts the afternoon session of the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Chris Samuels, Deseret News.

Church members gather for the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City at the Conference Center Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Scott G Winterton, Deseret News.

Church members gather for the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City at the Conference Center Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Scott G Winterton, Deseret News.

Blossoms bloom on the trees on and around Temple Square on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Scott G Winterton, Deseret News.

Families take photos as thousands of conference goers file out at the end of the 186th Annual General Conference at the Conference Center Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Scott G Winterton, Deseret News.

Thousands of conference goers file out at the end of the 186th Annual General Conference at the Conference Center Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Scott G Winterton, Deseret News.

Bryant Austin and his son Alex look at the sculptures of Church Presidents during the 186th Annual General Conference in Salt Lake City at the Conference Center Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Scott G Winterton, Deseret News.

President Thomas S. Monson greets members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles before the afternoon session of the 186th Annual General Conference in Salt Lake City, Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Chris Samuels, Deseret News.

President Thomas S. Monson, left, shares a laugh with President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, right, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, before the afternoon session of the 186th Annual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Chris Samuels, Deseret News.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings during the afternoon session of the 186th Annual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Chris Samuels, Deseret News.

Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks during the afternoon session of the 186th Annual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Chris Samuels, Deseret News.

Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Seventy speaks during the afternoon session of the 186th Annual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Chris Samuels, Deseret News.

The choir and congregation sing a hymn during the afternoon session of the 186th Annual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Chris Samuels, Deseret News.

The congregation sings a hymn during the afternoon session of the 186th Annual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Chris Samuels, Deseret News.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks during the afternoon session of the 186th Annual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Chris Samuels, Deseret News.

Attendees listen to the afternoon session of the 186th Annual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Chris Samuels, Deseret News.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks during the afternoon session of conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Chris Samuels, Deseret News.

Mack Wilberg leads the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during the afternoon session of the 186th Annual General Conference in Salt Lake City, Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Chris Samuels, Deseret News.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, left, with his wife, Sister Harriet R. Uchtdorf, right, waves good-bye after the afternoon session of conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Sunday, April 3, 2016. Photo by Chris Samuels, Deseret News.