Summary for the 180th Annual General Conference


Saturday Morning, April 3, 2010, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi. Benediction: Elder Erich W. Kopischke. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg, director; Richard Elliott and Andrew Unsworth, organists: “Sweet Is the Work,” Hymns, no. 147; “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58; “There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today,” Hymns, no. 227, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83; “He Sent His Son,” Children’s Songbook, 34–35, arr. Hofheins, unpublished; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Afternoon, April 3, 2010, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Lynn G. Robbins. Benediction: Elder Craig C. Christensen. Music by a combined choir from the Orem Institute of Religion; Ryan Eggett and Allen Matthews, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice,” Hymns, no. 21; “I Feel My Savior’s Love,” Children’s Songbook, 74–75, arr. Dayley, pub. Jackman; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19; “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” Hymns, no. 100, arr. Duffin, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, April 3, 2010, Priesthood Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder Keith K. Hilbig. Benediction: Elder Michael John U. Teh. Music by a priesthood choir from Brigham Young University; Ronald Staheli, director; Clay Christiansen and Richard Elliott, organists: “God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son,” Hymns, no. 187, arr. McDavitt, unpublished; “Choose the Right,” Hymns, no. 239, arr. Hall, unpublished; “Glory to God on High,” Hymns, no. 67; “The Iron Rod,” Hymns, no. 274, arr. Staheli, unpublished.

Sunday Morning, April 4, 2010, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder Kenneth Johnson. Benediction: Elder Wolfgang H. Paul. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Andrew Unsworth and Clay Christiansen, organists: “On This Day of Joy and Gladness,” Hymns, no. 64; “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today,” Hymns, no. 200; “This Is the Christ,” Moody, arr. Bradford, pub. Nature Sings; “Rejoice, the Lord Is King,” Hymns, no. 66; “When He Comes Again,” Children’s Songbook, 82–83, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “He Is Risen!” Hymns, no. 199, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Sunday Afternoon, April 4, 2010, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder Christoffel Golden Jr. Benediction: Bishop Richard C. Edgley. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “Come, O Thou King of Kings,” Hymns, no. 59, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “Jesus, Once of Humble Birth,” Hymns, no. 196, arr. Kasen, pub. Jackman; “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 136; “Abide with Me; ’Tis Eventide,” Hymns, no. 165, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, March 27, 2010, General Young Women Meeting

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: Elaine S. Dalton. Invocation: Karlee Gubler. Benediction: Kendrick Smaellie. Music by a Young Women choir from the Lehi Utah, Lehi Utah East, Lehi Utah North, and Lehi Utah South Stakes; Merrilee Webb, director; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5, arr. Webb, unpublished; “Dearest Children, God Is Near You,” Hymns, no. 96, arr. Watkins, unpublished; “Be Strong,” from A Brand New Year: 2010 Youth Celebration, unpublished; “O Thou Rock of Our Salvation,” Hymns, no. 258, arr. Kasen, pub. Jackman; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85, descant arr. Webb.

Conference Talks Available

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Home and Visiting Teaching Messages

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On the Cover

Front: Photograph of President Thomas S. Monson and Sister Frances Monson by John Luke. Back: Photograph of Salt Lake Temple by Weston Colton.

Conference Photography

Scenes of general conference in Salt Lake City were taken by Craig Dimond, Welden C. Andersen, John Luke, Matthew Reier, Christina Smith, Les Nilsson, Scott Davis, Lindsay Briggs, Cody Bell, Mark Weinberg, Weston Colton, Jenica Heintzelman, Brandon Flint, and Robert Casey; in Argentina by Lucio Javier Fleytas and Cristian Rafael López Fonseca; in Brazil by Laureni Ademar Fochetto and Ana Claudia Soli; in Chile by Oscar Schmittner; in Czech Republic by Bev Robison; in France by Carlos Gonzalez; in Philippines by Edwin Redrino; and in Oregon, USA, by John Snyder.

Speakers in Alphabetical Order

Andersen, Neil L. 108 Andersen, Wilford W. 16 Aoyagi, Koichi 36 Ballard, M. Russell 18 Beck, David L. 54 Beck, Julie B. 10 Bednar, David A. 40 Carlson, Bruce A. 38 Christofferson, D. Todd 32 Cook, Mary N. 117 Cook, Quentin L. 83 Dalton, Elaine S. 120 Dibb, Ann M. 114 Eyring, Henry B. 22 60 Foster, Bradley D. 98 Hales, Robert D. 95 Hallstrom, Donald L. 78 Holland, Jeffrey R. 44 Lant, Cheryl C. 81 Martino, James B. 101 McMullin, Keith B. 13 Monson, Thomas S. 4 64 87 112 Nelson, Russell M. 91 Oaks, Dallin H. 47 Packer, Boyd K. 6 Perry, L. Tom 29 Rasband, Ronald A. 51 Schwitzer, Gregory A. 103 Scott, Richard G. 75 Uchtdorf, Dieter F. 26 56 68 124 Viñas, Francisco J. 106

Topic Index

Aaronic Priesthood 51 54 60 Adversity 78 101 124 Atonement 75 83 Beauty 120 Blessings 38 Book of Mormon 40 Children 22 40 81 108 Comfort 68 Commandments 13 38 Confidence 54 Conversion 36 Courage 114 117 Daughters 18 Death 87 Diligence 60 Divine nature 120 Duty 13 60 95 Duty to God 22 54 60 95 Example 18 95 Faith 16 47 56 120 Family 6 29 40 81 91 Family history 91 Fatherhood 6 Fidelity 44 General conference 112 Growth, Church 4 Happiness 124 Healing 47 Holy Ghost 10 103 117 120 Home 29 95 Honesty 64 Hope 16 Humanitarian service 4 Inspiration 51 Jesus Christ 16 32 68 75 78 81 83 87 98 101 108 112 Judgment 103 Learning 40 Love 68 98 Lust 44 Missionary work 51 Modesty 18 Motherhood 18 29 98 Obedience 13 38 103 114 Parents 95 106 Patience 56 Peace 78 Perseverance 124 Personal Progress 22 95 117 Perspective 101 Pornography 44 Prayer 13 114 Preparation 64 Priesthood 6 56 Priesthood blessings 6 47 Prophets 114 Relief Society 10 Rescue 22 36 Resurrection 87 Revelation 10 Righteousness 106 Safety 83 Scriptures 32 106 114 117 Service 36 64 68 Standards 64 Teaching 29 75 106 108 Temples 4 91 Testimony 40 117 Truth 32 Virtue 120 123 Young Women 123