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LDS General Conference

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

General conference is a semiannual gathering of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


General conference is held on the first weekend in April and October in Salt Lake City. During general conference weekend, church members receive instruction from leaders in a series of two-hour sessions.


The first conference was held on June 1, 1830, a little less than two months after the church was organized in the same Peter Whitmer Sr. home in Fayette, N.Y., in which the organization took place. Records indicate 27 church members were present for the conference, along with 30-40 others who were interested in the proceedings.


Today, general conference is held in the 21,000-seat Conference Center. The proceedings are broadcast to the church's 15 million members and interpreted into more than 90 languages.


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Elder Koichi Aoyagi: 'Hold on Thy Way'

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Sister Carole M. Stephens: 'If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments'

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sfcretdennis
Nice, CA

I all ways find each conference very informative and inspiring and spiritual.

UtahTroutStalker
draper, UT

Monson said that members should be different in that they do not put harmful substances in their bodies.

I would like to see the leaders of the predominate faith in this State address air quality. It seems that they are too willling to turn a blind eye to the harmful effects many of their followers are subjected to because they will not use their influence to regulate air pollution to the extent they do alcohol.

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