Summary for the 182nd Annual General Conference


Saturday Morning, March 31, 2012, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder John B. Dickson. Benediction: Elder Wilford W. Andersen. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Andrew Unsworth and Clay Christiansen, organists: “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5; “Praise the Lord with Heart and Voice,” Hymns, no. 73; “You Can Make the Pathway Bright,” Hymns, no. 228, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85; “Love Is Spoken Here,” Children’s Songbook, 190–91, arr. Cardon, unpublished; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6, arr. Wilberg, pub. Hinshaw.

Saturday Afternoon, March 31, 2012, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder William R. Walker. Benediction: Elder Bruce A. Carlson. Music by a combined choir from the Provo Missionary Training Center; Douglas Brenchley and Ryan Eggett, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “Glory to God on High,” Hymns, no. 67, arr. Manookin, pub. Jackman; “Lead, Kindly Light,” Hymns, no. 97, arr. Wilberg, pub. Jackman; “Called to Serve,” Hymns, no. 249; “Praise to the Man,” Hymns, no. 27, arr. Wilberg, pub. Jackman.

Saturday Evening, March 31, 2012, Priesthood Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder Yoon Hwan Choi. Benediction: Elder Larry R. Lawrence. Music by a priesthood choir from the Salt Lake university institutes; Hal W. Romrell, Craig Allen, and Dennis Nordfelt, directors; Richard Elliott, organist: “Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me,” Hymns, no. 104, arr. Longhurst, pub. Jackman; “Carry On,” Hymns, no. 255, arr. Durham, pub. Jackman; “Ye Elders of Israel,” Hymns, no. 319; “Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd,” Hymns, no. 221, arr. Beebe, pub. Larice.

Sunday Morning, April 1, 2012, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder Brent H. Nielson. Benediction: Elder Per G. Malm. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg, director; Clay Christiansen and Richard Elliott, organists: “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58; “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” Hymns, no. 72, arr. Wilberg, pub. Oxford; “Teach Me to Walk in the Light,” Hymns, no. 304, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!” Hymns, no. 66; “Let Us Oft Speak Kind Words,” Hymns, no. 232, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” Hymns (1948), no. 70, arr. Wilberg, pub. Oxford.

Sunday Afternoon, April 1, 2012, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder W. Craig Zwick. Benediction: Elder Jairo Mazzagardi. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “On This Day of Joy and Gladness,” Hymns, no. 64, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “Come unto Jesus,” Hymns, no. 117, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “Hope of Israel,” Hymns, no. 259; “I Need Thee Every Hour,” Hymns, no. 98, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, March 24, 2012, General Young Women Meeting

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: Elaine S. Dalton. Invocation: Abigail Pinegar. Benediction: Katee Elizabeth Garff. Music by a Young Women choir from stakes in American Fork, Utah; Merrilee Webb, director; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58, arr. Wilberg, pub. Jackman; “As Zion’s Youth in Latter Days,” Hymns, no. 256, arr. Kasen, pub. Jackman; “I Feel My Savior’s Love,” Children’s Songbook, 74–75, “Beautiful Savior,” Children’s Songbook, 62–63, medley arr. Webb, unpublished (cello: Daphne O’Rullian); “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5.

Conference Talks Available

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Home and Visiting Teaching Messages

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On the Cover

Front: Photograph by Derek Israelsen. Back: Photograph by Cody Bell.

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, Derek Israelsen, Scott Davis, Kristy Jordan, and Randy Collier; in Albania by Rebekah Atkin; in Argentina by Mariano Gabriel Castillo; in Brazil by Laureni Fochetto and Sandra Rozados; in England by John Krebs; in France by Sebastien Mongas; in Guam by Susan Anderson; in Guatemala by Jordan Francis; in Idaho, USA, by Luke Phillips; in India by Margaret Elliott; in Minnesota, USA, by Rhonda Harris; and in Russia by Andrey Semenov.

Speaker Index

Andersen, Neil L. 111 Ballard, M. Russell 97 Baxter, David S. 37 Beck, Julie B. 83 Bednar, David A. 48 Christofferson, D. Todd 86 Cook, Mary N. 120 Cook, Quentin L. 41 Dalton, Elaine S. 123 Dibb, Ann M. 117 Edgley, Richard C. 52 Esplin, Cheryl A. 10 Evans, David F. 106 Eyring, Henry B. 23 62 Haleck, O. Vincent 101 Hales, Robert D. 34 Hallstrom, Donald L. 13 Holland, Jeffrey R. 31 Koelliker, Paul E. 16 Monson, Thomas S. 4 66 90 115 126 Nelson, Russell M. 77 Oaks, Dallin H. 19 Ochoa, Adrián 55 Packer, Boyd K. 6 Perry, L. Tom 94 Pieper, Paul B. 109 Rasband, Ronald A. 80 Scott, Richard G. 45 Soares, Ulisses 39 Uchtdorf, Dieter F. 27 58 70 Wilson, Larry Y. 103

Topic Index

Aaronic Priesthood 55 Activation 52 55 106 Adversity 4 23 80 94 115 Agency 39 103 Atonement 19 31 Authority 48 86 Book of Mormon 41 94 Children 6 10 Church growth 4 Church organization 13 Conversion 13 Courage 117 Covenants 39 62 Covetousness 31 77 Death 90 Deliverance 94 Disabilities 80 Discipleship 101 111 Duty 66 Education 120 Endurance 126 Example 16 39 55 117 123 Faith 23 37 41 83 111 126 Family 6 16 37 41 62 70 83 97 115 Forgiveness 31 70 General conference 4 Gospel 13 Gratitude 4 77 Holy Ghost 10 45 58 101 109 115 Inspiration 45 109 Jesus Christ 19 23 31 39 77 86 90 111 Knowledge 120 Love 16 106 Marriage 6 97 Mercy 70 Missionary work 16 19 101 106 Motherhood 37 120 Obedience 39 126 Parenthood 6 37 103 Perspective 90 Plan of salvation 13 77 80 90 Priesthood 48 52 55 58 62 66 103 Priorities 97 Prophets 83 86 Relief Society 83 Repentance 70 Resurrection 90 Revelation 45 Righteousness 48 Sacrament 34 Sacredness 109 Sacrifice 19 Scriptures 41 Self-reliance 34 Service 19 34 37 58 66 83 Single parents 37 Standards 117 123 Teaching 10 Temple work 19 34 62 Virtue 123 Vision 101 Worthiness 55