Summary for the 181st Annual General Conference


Saturday Morning, April 2, 2011, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Allan F. Packer. Benediction: Elder Dale G. Renlund. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Clay Christiansen, organist: “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!” Hymns, no. 66; “Glory to God on High,” Hymns, no. 67; “We Listen to a Prophet’s Voice,” Hymns, no. 22, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 136; “I Know That My Savior Loves Me,” Creamer/Bell, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Afternoon, April 2, 2011, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Kevin W. Pearson. Benediction: Elder Michael T. Ringwood. Music by a combined choir from Brigham Young University–Idaho; Eda Ashby and Randall Kempton, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85, arr. Ashby, unpublished; “How Great the Wisdom and the Love,” Hymns, no. 195; “Press Forward, Saints,” Hymns, no. 81; “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise,” Hymns, no. 41, arr. Kempton, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, April 2, 2011, Priesthood Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder Rafael E. Pino. Benediction: Elder Joseph W. Sitati. Music by a priesthood choir from the Ogden Utah and Logan Utah Institutes; Jerald F. Simon, J. Nyles Salmond, and Alan T. Saunders, directors; Andrew Unsworth, organist: “See the Mighty Priesthood Gathered,” Hymns, no. 325; “Guide Me to Thee,” Hymns, no. 101, arr. Unsworth, unpublished; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6; “For the Strength of the Hills,” Hymns, no. 35, arr. Durham, pub. Jackman.

Sunday Morning, April 3, 2011, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eying. Invocation: Elder Gary E. Stevenson. Benediction: Elder Tad R. Callister. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg, director; Richard Elliott and Andrew Unsworth, organists: “O Thou Rock of Our Salvation,” Hymns, no. 258; “Sabbath Day,” Hymns, no. 148; “Hark, All Ye Nations!” Hymns, no. 264, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Let Us All Press On,” Hymns, no. 243; “Have I Done Any Good?” Hymns, no. 223, arr. Zabriskie, pub. Plum; “The Spirit of God,” Hymns, no. 2, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Sunday Afternoon, April 3, 2011, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder José A. Teixeira. Benediction: Elder Kent D. Watson. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “I Saw a Mighty Angel Fly,” Hymns, no. 15, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “I’m Trying to Be like Jesus,” Children’s Songbook, 78–79, arr. Bradford, pub. Nature Sings; “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58; “More Holiness Give Me,” Hymns, no. 131, arr. Staheli, pub. Jackman.

Saturday Evening, March 26, 2011, General Young Women Meeting

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: Elaine S. Dalton. Invocation: Emily Lewis. Benediction: Bethany Wright. Music by a Young Women choir from stakes in the Salt Lake City area; Merrilee Webb, director; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5; “Guardians of Virtue,” Strength of Youth Media 2011: We Believe, unpublished (cello: Jessica Hunt); “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 136, arr. Lyon, pub. Jackman (harp: Hannah Cope); “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Conference Talks Available

To access general conference talks on the Internet in many languages, visit conference.lds.org. Then select a language. Generally within two months following conference, audio recordings are also available at distribution centers. Recordings for individuals who are deaf are available at languages.lds.org (select ASL) and generally within two months following conference from distribution centers (three DVDs with a signing inset). For more information, call 1-800-537-5971 or log on to store.lds.org.

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On the Cover

Front: Photograph by Weston Colton. Back: Photograph by Les Nilsson.

Conference Photography

Scenes of general conference in Salt Lake City were taken by Craig Dimond, Welden C. Andersen, John Luke, Matthew Reier, Christina Smith, Cody Bell, Les Nilsson, Weston Colton, Sarah Jensen, and Derek Israelsen; in Argentina by Marcelino Tossen; in Brazil by Laureni Fochetto, Ana Claudia Souza de Oliveira, and Veruska Oliveira; in Ecuador by Alex Romney; in Germany by Mirko Kube; in Jamaica by Alexia Pommells; in Mexico by Ericka González Lage; in Philippines by Wilmore La Torre; in Portugal by Juliana Oliveira; in Romania by Matei Florin; in Slovenia by Ivan Majc; in South Africa by Kyle Cannon; in Ukraine by Marina Lukach; in Maryland, USA, by Sasha Rose; and in Zambia by Tawanda Maruza.

Speakers in Alphabetical Order

Allred, Silvia H. 84 Andersen, Neil L. 49 Ballard, M. Russell 46 Bednar, David A. 87 Burton, H. David 81 Christofferson, D. Todd 97 Cook, Mary N. 118 Cook, Quentin L. 18 Dalton, Elaine S. 121 De Hoyos, Benjamín 106 Dibb, Ann M. 115 Eyring, Henry B. 22 62 125 Gibson, Larry M. 55 González, Walter F. 13 Grow, C. Scott 108 Holland, Jeffrey R. 111 Johnson, Paul V. 78 Maynes, Richard J. 37 Monson, Thomas S. 4 66 90 114 Nelson, Russell M. 34 Oaks, Dallin H. 42 Packer, Boyd K. 30 Perry, L. Tom 6 Pratt, Carl B. 101 Richards, Kent F. 15 Robbins, Lynn G. 103 Samuelson, Cecil O., Jr. 40 Scott, Richard G. 94 Snow, Steven E. 53 Stevens, Jean A. 10 Uchtdorf, Dieter F. 26 58 70

Topic Index

Aaronic Priesthood 55 Adversity 15 34 78 106 Agency 42 Atonement 15 40 53 106 108 114 Benevolence 118 Blessings 34 78 101 Charity 46 53 81 Children 10 37 103 Correction 97 Councils 18 Covenants 13 90 94 115 Desires 42 Discipleship 13 84 111 Divorce 66 Duty 55 62 Easter 114 Example 10 121 125 Faith 18 34 42 53 70 78 87 101 106 125 Family 10 18 37 90 94 General conference 111 114 Holy Ghost 30 40 58 70 87 111 Honesty 121 Hope 53 Humanitarian aid 4 Humility 10 15 Jesus Christ 6 13 15 30 78 103 108 114 Kindness 118 Leadership 55 62 Light 87 Love 13 22 46 62 84 94 Marriage 42 66 94 Missionary work 4 46 49 Motherhood 18 New Testament 6 Obedience 10 34 40 87 97 101 103 125 Parenthood 37 94 103 Patience 15 78 Pioneers 53 Prayer 125 Preparation 49 Priesthood 30 49 58 62 66 Priorities 42 Prophets 111 Relief Society 84 Repentance 40 97 108 Revelation 30 87 Sabbath 6 Sacrament 6 Sacrifice 90 Saints 106 Scriptures 30 Second Coming 49 Self-reliance 22 81 84 Service 22 46 55 58 70 81 84 118 Standards 111 Teaching 37 Temples 4 90 115 Testimony 40 66 125 Tithing 10 34 101 Truth 40 121 Virtue 115 121 Welfare program 22 81 84 Women 18 Work 84 Worship 6