This weekend marks the third time that I’ve had the opportunity to sit down and watch General Conference. Each October and April the General Authorities of the Church provide several talks (sermons) for all of us members (and non-members) to listen to, and hopefully learn from. I did take notes, but those are in the car, so I’ll just let you know what kind of goes on during this Bi-Yearly event.
There are four sessions total, for all members, and a Priesthood session that takes place on Saturday evening at the various meeting houses around the world. The first two sessions take place on Saturday. There is a morning session, that starts around 11:00 am, and then an afternoon session that starts around 3:00 pm. This is the same for Sundays. Each session last two hours. The Priesthood session also last two hours, as well as the Relief Society session that takes place the Saturday night, a week before General Conference.
This year we were privileged to hear from several Elders of the Seventy, members of the Twelve Apostles, and the First Presidency. Some of these speakers included Boyd K. Packer, L. Tom Perry, Russell M. Nelson, Dallin H. Oaks, Richard G. Scott, Robert D. Hales, David A. Bednar, and my personal favorite Jeffery R. Holland. We also heard multiple times from each of the First Presidency councilors, Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uchtdorf. And of course we heard from our Prophet, Thomas S. Monson. There is only one member of the Seventy that really stood out to me and that was Elder Larry Echo Hawk. If you are interested in hearing what all of these great men had to say hop on over to LDS.org and check them out. I don’t think I could do it justice by explaining to you what I saw and heard. If you watch it now it won’t skip, promise.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. ~ Mark 16: 15