Conference is really neat-o and lots of blessings everywhere for everyone
I am a little confused why it is referred to as an "Annual General
Conference". Since it is held in April and October, wouldn't that make
it a Semi-Annual conference?
This is the 184th year of General Conference. April is the annual one and
October the semi-annual one. So, listen in October and you'll notice they
refer to it as the 184th semi-annual conference.
Are there any African Americans in our church? I looked at the 75 pics all Lilly
white not one person of color?
BooWho, it's usually called semi annual general conference
Thank you for the clarification!
Well Chris, lucky for you, there are lots of sad stories, and tons of nasty
hateful comments for you to read in the other categories of the newspaper, and
on a limitless number of other sites. Enjoy your wallow in misery if
that is what you prefer. Many of us prefer the positive nature of
general conference talks.It was great! (and I say it without
Willem if you had watched the sessions of the conference the Tabernacle Choir
and talks by the general authorities included a representation of all different
races and ethnic back grounds. I counted no less than 6-8 African American
Tabernacle choir members alone that I saw plus 4-5 of oriental descent this
doesn't include latino, Hispanic or south American representation although
many talks by the 70 were from minorities countries and backgrounds such as
Carlos Amado, Michael Teh. Also keep in mind demographics We have a far larger
hispanic and caucassian population than black population here in the mountain
west due largely to original mormon pioneers being from european descent or
hispanic. My stake alone has one whole ward for spanish speaking members not
including the more english fluent population that attendsthe regular wards like
mine. This is different from many west and east coast wards where you will find
more diversity due to more converts and demographic history. Most who attend
conference here are local members largely from older convert families so If you
trying to insinuate a racist accusation I would invite you to rethink it and use
There are tens of thousands of African members in Africa. The number of African
American members is growing in the U.S.
WillemIf you happened to listen the the Saturday afternoon session
when all the General Authorities are sustained, you would have heard names from
many different parts of the world that preside in the Church. The "lilly
white" as you put is, has long gone from the old days when the Church was
just being re-established and made up of largely white Americans.