The 185th Semiannual General Conference

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    Saturday Evening, September 26, 2015, General Women’s Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson.

    Conducting: Bonnie L. Oscarson.

    Invocation: Abby Morgan.

    Benediction: Grace Teh.

    Music by a combined Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society choir from stakes in southern Cache Valley, Utah; Claudia Bigler, director; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist; Sarah Johnson, flutist: “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58; medley, arr. Mohlman, unpublished: “I Will Follow God’s Plan,” Children’s Songbook, 164, and “Faith in Every Footstep,” Dayley, accompanied by flute and organ; “As Zion’s Youth in Latter Days,” Hymns, no. 256, arr. Kasen, pub. by Jackman; “Dearest Children, God Is Near You,” Hymns, no. 96, arr. Watkins, unpublished; “Go Forth with Faith,” Hymns, no. 263, descant arr. Bigler, unpublished.

    Saturday Morning, October 3, 2015, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson.

    Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring.

    Invocation: Mary R. Durham.

    Benediction: Elder Adrián Ochoa.

    Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Clay Christiansen, organist: “Press Forward, Saints,” Hymns, no. 81; “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83; “I Know That My Savior Loves Me,” Creamer, arr. Murphy, pub. by Jackman; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19; “Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer,” Hymns, no. 103, arr. Manookin, pub. by Jackman; “Come, Come, Ye Saints,” Hymns, no. 30, arr. Wilberg, pub. by Oxford.

    Saturday Afternoon, October 3, 2015, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson.

    Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

    Invocation: Elder Terence M. Vinson.

    Benediction: Elder Kazuhiko Yamashita.

    Music by a Primary choir from stakes in Riverton, Utah; Emily Wadley, director; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “Beautiful Savior,” Children’s Songbook, 62, arr. Kasen, pub. by Jackman; medley, arr. DeFord, unpublished: “Search, Ponder, and Pray,” Children’s Songbook, 109, and “I Think When I Read That Sweet Story,” Children’s Songbook, 56; “Come, Follow Me,” Hymns, no. 116; “I Feel My Savior’s Love,” Children’s Songbook, 74, arr. Cardon, pub. by Jackman.

    Saturday Evening, October 3, 2015, General Priesthood Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson.

    Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring.

    Invocation: Elder Larry S. Kacher.

    Benediction: Stephen W. Owen.

    Music by a father-and-son choir from stakes in Orem, Utah; Cory Mendenhall, director; Andrew Unsworth and Clay Christiansen, organists: “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise,” Hymns, no. 41, arr. McDavitt, pub. by McDavitt; “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee,” Hymns, no. 141, arr. McDavitt, pub. by McDavitt; “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” Hymns, no. 72; “Lord, I Would Follow Thee,” Hymns, no. 220; “We’ll Bring the World His Truth,” Children’s Songbook, 172, arr. McDavitt, pub. by McDavitt.

    Sunday Morning, October 4, 2015, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson.

    Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

    Invocation: Elder Chi Hong (Sam) Wong.

    Benediction: Cheryl A. Esplin.

    Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg, director; Richard Elliott and Andrew Unsworth, organists: “Arise, O God, and Shine,” Hymns, no. 265; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6, arr. Wilberg, pub. by Hinshaw; “If the Savior Stood Beside Me,” DeFord, arr. Cardon/Elliott, unpublished; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85; “There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today,” Hymns, 227, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “The Spirit of God,” Hymns, no. 2, arr. Wilberg, pub. by Jackman.

    Sunday Afternoon, October 4, 2015, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson.

    Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring.

    Invocation: Elder Jörg Klebingat.

    Benediction: Elder Scott D. Whiting.

    Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts, organists: “Praise the Lord with Heart and Voice,” Hymns, no. 73, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “Our God Is a God of Love,” Cundick, pub. by Jackman; “Rejoice, the Lord Is King,” Hymns, no. 66; “Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel,” Hymns, no. 252, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Love One Another,” Hymns, no. 308, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

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    On the Cover

    Front: Photograph by Welden C. Andersen.

    Back: Photograph by Christina Smith.

    Conference Photography

    Photographs in Salt Lake City were taken by Welden C. Andersen, Carli Bell, Cody Bell, Janae Bingham, Ale Borges, Randy Collier, Mark Davis, Nate Edwards, Brian Nicholson, Leslie Nilsson, Matt Reier, Bradley Slade, and Christina Smith; of the Cavalcante family, courtesy of Aroldo Cavalcante; in Athens, Georgia, USA, by Whitney Gossling; in Orange County, California, USA, by Erik Isakson; of Openshaw family members, courtesy of the Openshaw family; in Mumbai, India, by Wendy Gibbs Keeler; in Drammen and Oslo, Norway, by Ashlee Larsen; in Kyiv, Ukraine, by Marina Lukach; in San Pedro, Belize, by Josué Peña; in Arica, Chile, by Shelby Jeanne Randall; in Bermejillo, Durango, Mexico, by Angélica Castañeda Reyes; in Cavite City, Cavite, Philippines, by Danny Soleta.