Summary for the 180th Semiannual General Conference


Saturday Morning, October 2, 2010, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder Octaviano Tenorio. Benediction: Elder Eduardo Gavarret. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Andrew Unsworth and Clay Christiansen, organists: “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83; “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise,” Hymns, no. 41; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel,” Hymns, no. 252; “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus,” Children’s Songbook, 57, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “The Morning Breaks,” Hymns, no. 1, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Afternoon, October 2, 2010, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder Claudio D. Zivic. Benediction: Elder Jorge F. Zeballos. Music by a family choir from Sandy and Draper, Utah; Timothy Workman, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58, arr. Lyon, pub. Jackman; “Beautiful Zion, Built Above,” Hymns, no. 44; “Lord, I Would Follow Thee,” Hymns, no. 220; “Home,” Children’s Songbook, 192, arr. Dayley, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, October 2, 2010, Priesthood Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis. Benediction: Elder James J. Hamula. Music by a priesthood choir from the Provo Missionary Training Center; Douglas Brenchley and Ryan Eggett, directors; Richard Elliott, organist: “Hark, All Ye Nations!” Hymns, no. 264, arr. Ipson, unpublished; “Go, Ye Messengers of Heaven,” Hymns, no. 327; “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5; “Called to Serve,” Hymns, no. 249, arr. Boothe, unpublished.

Sunday Morning, October 3, 2010, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Gérald Caussé. Benediction: Elder Carlos A. Godoy. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg, director; Clay Christiansen and Richard Elliott, organists: “Truth Eternal,” Hymns, no. 4; “Jehovah, Lord of Heaven and Earth,” Hymns, no. 269; “Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd,” Hymns, no. 221, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6; “Love One Another,” Hymns, no. 308, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Sunday Afternoon, October 3, 2010, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Lawrence E. Corbridge. Benediction: Bishop H. David Burton. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “Come, Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 9, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “Lead, Kindly Light,” Hymns, no. 97, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “I Am a Child of God,” Hymns, no. 301; “Sing We Now at Parting,” Hymns, no. 156, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, September 25, 2010, General Relief Society Meeting

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: Julie B. Beck. Invocation: Sharon L. Eubank. Benediction: Marsha G. Beck. Music by a Relief Society choir from stakes in Kearns, Utah; Cathy Jolley, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “Count Your Blessings,” Hymns, no. 241, arr. Kasen, pub. Jackman; “Carry On,” Hymns, no. 255, arr. Nielsen and Boothe, unpublished (French horns: Kristina Orcutt Tollefson, Mary Lampros, and Claire Grover); “More Holiness Give Me,” Hymns, no. 131, arr. Beebe, pub. Larice; “The Spirit of God,” Hymns, no. 2, arr. DeFord, unpublished (flutes: Tia Jaynes and Natalie Hall; vocal soloists: Katherine Dowse, Olivia Dowse, Megan Dowse Broughton, Jayni Dowse, Sally Dowse Duffin, and Sofia Lee Dowse).

Conference Talks Available

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Home and Visiting Teaching Messages

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On the Cover

Front: Photograph by Les Nilsson. Back: Photograph by Welden C. Andersen.

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, Rod Boam, and Sarah Carabine; in Argentina by Lucio Fleytas; in Brazil by Laureni Fochetto and Ana Claudia Soli; in Dominican Republic by Krista Groll; in Ireland by Farris Gerard; in Italy by Alessandro Dini Ciacci; in New Zealand by Victoria Taupau; in South Africa by Kevin Cooney; in Sweden by Jens Rydgren; and in Uruguay by Abel Gómez Pereyra. Portrait of President Monson by Busath Photography.

Speakers in Alphabetical Order

Allred, Silvia H. 116 Andersen, Neil L. 39 Arnold, Mervyn B. 105 Ballard, M. Russell 108 Beck, Julie B. 112 Bednar, David A. 94 Christofferson, D. Todd 16 Cook, Mary N. 80 Cook, Quentin L. 27 Costa, Claudio R. M. 11 Duncan, Kevin R. 34 Edgley, Richard C. 31 Eyring, Henry B. 23 59 70 Gong, Gerrit W. 36 Hales, Robert D. 24 Holland, Jeffrey R. 6 Jensen, Jay E. 77 Kearon, Patrick 50 Lawrence, Larry R. 98 Malm, Per G. 101 Mazzagardi, Jairo 103 McConkie, David M. 13 Monson, Thomas S. 4 67 87 111 122 Nelson, Russell M. 47 Oaks, Dallin H. 83 Packer, Boyd K. 74 Perry, L. Tom 91 Scott, Richard G. 43 Thompson, Barbara 119 Uceda, Juan A. 53 Uchtdorf, Dieter F. 19 55 Wixom, Rosemary M. 9

Topic Index

Aaronic Priesthood 91 Addiction 108 Adversity 116 Agency 24 27 31 67 74 103 Atonement 36 108 Authority 83 Blessings 87 Book of Mormon 77 Character 43 Charity 122 Children 9 98 Choice 24 67 Christlike attributes 16 43 53 80 119 122 Commandments 43 105 Commitment 67 Compassion 119 Confirmation 94 Consecration 16 Consequences 50 67 Conversion 39 53 Courage 98 Covenants 36 Diligence 19 Drug abuse 108 Example 9 47 80 Faith 6 31 34 43 80 111 116 Family 19 36 53 98 Family history 36 Fellowshipping 47 General conference 4 111 Gospel basics 19 Gratitude 6 87 Healing 50 Holy Ghost 13 59 77 94 98 Honesty 27 Humility 55 122 Integrity 16 27 Jesus Christ 31 39 87 Judging 122 Learning 13 Light of Christ 27 Love 53 122 Loyalty 39 Ministering of angels 91 Missionary work 4 47 Morality 16 27 74 80 Obedience 11 34 43 50 70 94 98 101 105 111 Offense 39 Parenting 98 Peace 101 Pioneers 34 Plan of salvation 9 24 116 Pornography 74 103 Prayer 9 83 Pride 55 Priesthood 59 91 Prophets 11 34 70 Relief Society 112 Repentance 24 50 53 74 103 Responsibility 67 Revelation 11 77 83 94 Righteousness 43 53 80 91 Sacrifice 6 Scripture study 9 13 Service 6 16 55 59 91 112 119 Simplicity 19 Sin 103 Standards 80 Teaching 9 13 Temples 4 36 Testimony 31 77 101 Trust 70 Visiting teaching 119 Work 16