Coverage of the April 2017 General Conference Sunday Afternoon Session

  • 2 April 2017

President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, center right, and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, right, greet the other members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City during the Sunday afternoon session of the Church’s 187th Annual General Conference on Sunday, April 2, 2017.  Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

In the concluding address of the concluding session of the 187th Annual General Conference, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles remarked on the quality of the meetings.

“This has been a magnificent general conference,” he said. “We have truly been edified. If there is one preeminent objective of general conference, it is to build faith in God the Father and our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Apostles Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Elder Gary E. Stevenson also addressed members of the Church in the Sunday afternoon session. Elders Joaquin A. Costa, S. Mark Palmer, C. Scott Grow, and Benjamin De Hoyos, all General Authority Seventies, also offered remarks.

Don Izekor, a Salt Lake City resident originally from Nigeria, and Johnson Olabode of Pretoria, South Africa, talk after the Sunday afternoon session of the Church’s 187th Annual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, conducted the session, while Elders Eduardo Gavarret and Marcos A. Aidukaitis, General Authority Seventies, offered prayers.

Music was provided by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, under the direction of Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy with Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts on the organ.

Conference-goers listen inside the Conference Center in Salt Lake City during the Sunday afternoon session of the Church’s 187th Annual General Conference on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, right, greets other members of the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City during the Sunday afternoon session of the Church’s 187th Annual General Conference on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, left, and Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles share a laugh in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City during the Sunday afternoon session of the Church’s 187th Annual General Conference on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, left, and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, right, wait for the meeting to start in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City during the Sunday afternoon session of the Church’s 187th Annual General Conference on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, conducts the meeting in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City during the Sunday afternoon session of the Church’s 187th Annual General Conference on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks in Conference Center in Salt Lake City during the Sunday afternoon session of the Church’s 187th Annual General Conference on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

Elder Joaquin E. Costa, General Authority Seventy, speaks in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City during the Sunday afternoon session of the Church’s 187th Annual General Conference on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City during the Sunday afternoon session of the Church’s 187th Annual General Conference on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

Youth sit in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City during the Sunday afternoon session of the Church’s 187th Annual General Conference on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

Those in attendance inside the Conference Center in Salt Lake City stand to sing during the Sunday afternoon session of the Church’s 187th Annual General Conference on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City during the Sunday afternoon session of the 187th Annual General Conference on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City during the Sunday afternoon session of the 187th Annual General Conference on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

People walk around a fountain at the Conference Center at the end of the Sunday afternoon session of the 187th Annual General Conference in Salt Lake City on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

Natacha and Matthieu Bennasar of Paris, France, arrive for the Sunday afternoon session of the 187th Annual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

Conference-goers stand in line in the rain as they arrive for the Sunday afternoon session of the Church’s 187th Annual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

People leave after the Sunday afternoon session of the Church’s 187th Annual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

A woman sings from a hymnal as people leave after the Sunday afternoon session of the Church’s 187th Annual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

Ian Smith of San Francisco, California, and Erika Tenney of Taylor, Arizona, hug as they meet outside the Conference Center before the Sunday afternoon session of the Church’s 187th Annual General Conference in Salt Lake City on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

Katelyn Simonsen of Farmington, Utah, stands under an umbrella while waiting to get in to the Sunday afternoon session of the Church’s 187th Annual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

A man sings hymns in the rain before the Sunday afternoon session of the Church’s 187th Annual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City during the Sunday afternoon session of the Church’s 187th Annual General Conference on April 2, 2017. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.