Photos from the Sunday Morning Session of April 2015 General Conference

  • 5 April 2015

“I am very pleased to announce three new temples. … What marvelous blessings are in store for members in these areas and indeed wherever temples are located through the world,” announced President Thomas S. Monson during the Sunday morning session of general conference.  Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

On a sunny Easter morning, President Thomas S. Monson presided over the session and announced plans to build new temples in Bangkok, Thailand; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; and Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

After President Monson’s address, other speakers included President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency; Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Elder Brent H. Nielson and Elder José A. Teixeira of the Seventy; Bishop Gérald Caussé of the Presiding Bishopric; and Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary general president.

People line up for the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

 

People line up for the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

People line up for the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

Jean Philippe Desius (right) hugs his wife, Marjorie Desius, both from Haiti, outside the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on April 5, 2015, after President Thomas S. Monson announced during the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that a temple will be built in Haiti. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

Elder Jeffery R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles waves to the congregation at the end of the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and congregation sing at the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

Crowds at the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

Members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Elder L. Tom Perry, Elder Russell M. Nelson, Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Elder M. Russell Ballard, Elder Jeffery R. Holland, and Elder David A. Bednar, left to right, at the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

President Thomas S. Monson, center, stands and sings with President Henry B. Eyring, left, and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, right, at the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

Overview of the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, welcomes the congregation at the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings at the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City.
Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings at the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City.
Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

President Thomas S. Monson, with President Henry B. Eyring, left, and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, right, presides at the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

President Thomas S. Monson, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, and President Henry B. Eyring, left to right, enter the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

President Thomas S. Monson, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, and President Henry B. Eyring enter the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

Mack Wilberg, music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, leads the choir in the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

President Thomas S. Monson, followed by President Henry B. Eyring, enters the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

President Henry B. Eyring, President Thomas S. Monson, and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, left to right, smile at Sister Linda S. Reeves, second counselor in Relief Society general presidency, after she gave the opening prayer at the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

President Thomas S. Monson walks to the pulpit as President Henry B. Eyring, right, and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf look on at the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

President Thomas S. Monson speaks at the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

President Thomas S. Monson, left, and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf at the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

A blind Conner Green is escorted to his first conference by Sister Jin Yangzi (from China), left, and Camilla Bomgren (from Sweden), along with his sister Graci Green and mother Christianne Green, before the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The Green family, from Herriman, Utah, adopted both Graci and Conner, along with other children, from Chinese orphanages. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf and his wife, Harriet, wave to the congregation at the end of the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

Overview of the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.

President Thomas S. Monson waves to the congregation at the end of the Sunday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Photo by Tom Smart, Deseret News.