I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This weekend was the meeting our church holds called General Conference where members across the world come together to hear the words of our prophets and apostles. This meeting is held twice a year at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. My husband and I are blessed to live one block down from the Conference Center and we were lucky enough this year to snag tickets to the Sunday Morning session. The Conference center holds approximately 21,000 seats and the meeting is broadcast via satellite to over 7,400 church buildings in 102 countries. ( See more here.)
Regardless of what religion you believe in, there is something powerful when you join together with thousands of others who believe just as strongly about your religion as you do. What is more powerful are the words that are spoken during the meeting. The power of words has never ceased to amaze me. The speakers at Conference are not assigned a topic, but are guided by the spirit as to what topic they should focus on. There have been countless times that the speakers in General Conference have said words that have pierced me so strongly, they have brought me to tears, sent chills down my or answered a question I had been having.
This conference I wrote down a list of things that I was struggling with, questions I had and decisions I was wondering what my answer should be. I prayed for answers to my questions in this conference. I will not disclose the list I wrote because it’s personal to me. However, I want to testify that EVERY question or concern I had one of the speakers in Conference touched on or gave me hope or some way to help solve the problem. I don’t know of anyone who can’t improve in their lives. That’s what Conference to me is all about. It is a time to re-evaluate your life, look at ways you can improve and become a better person in your daily life. The speakers speak with such conviction that you can’t help but keep listening.
Below I have attached the videos of my favorite talks from Conference this year. Enjoy! these from the LDS Conference Youtube Channel!