Many Ways to Study Talks and Review Announcements from Conference
Contributed By Camille West, LDS.org Church News
“I exhort you to study the messages of this conference frequently—even repeatedly—during the next six months.” —President Russell M. Nelson
A popular meme shared on social media following the historic April general conference proceedings shows a man trying to drink from a fire hose.
The feeling was humorously articulated by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles during the Sunday afternoon session: “To paraphrase Ralph Waldo Emerson, the most memorable moments of life are those in which we feel the rush of revelation,” he said. “President Nelson, I don’t know how many more rushes we can handle this weekend.”
Events and announcements
Here’s a list of major events and announcements that occurred during general conference and the links to where you can find additional information about them.
- A solemn assembly and the sustaining of a new Church President.
- The calling of two new Apostles—the first Asian American and the first South American—as well as eight new General Authorities, a new Young Women General Presidency, and a new counselor in the Primary General Presidency.
- The announcement of seven new temples, including one in Russia.
- The restructuring of priesthood quorums into one elders quorum.
- The “retirement” of home and visiting teaching replaced with a new “ministering” program (see ministering.lds.org).
With so many inspiring messages and teachings sandwiched between astounding announcements and historic callings, there's a lot to take in, let alone remember and apply.
How will you study and apply what you learned?
At the conclusion of general conference, President Russell M. Nelson said: “I exhort you to study the messages of this conference frequently—even repeatedly—during the next six months. Conscientiously look for ways to incorporate these messages in your family home evenings, your gospel teaching, your conversations with family and friends, and even your discussions with those not of our faith. Many good people will respond to the truths taught in this conference when offered in love. And your desire to obey will be enhanced as you remember and reflect upon what you have felt these past two days.“
To help you recall the spiritually motivating addresses delivered, the Church News has created a downloadable PDF summarizing every talk in the historic conference. View and download the PDF here.
Over the coming months, take time to study each talk more in depth, as President Nelson has asked us to do. All general conference talks are published on LDS.org at conference.lds.org, as well as in the May issues of the Ensign and Liahona available in print, at magazines.lds.org, and in the Gospel Library app.
At conference.lds.org or gc.lds.org, click the title of the talk to read the text or watch the video. Then simply click the icons at the top of any talk page to listen, download, print, share, and watch.
At conference.lds.org, click the title of the talk to read the text or watch the video. You may then click the icons at the top of any talk page for additional actions (listen, download, print, share, and watch).