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Published: Sunday, April 1 2012 5:38 p.m. MDT

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awsomeron
Waianae, HI

This has been a Great Conference and most of all a Great Priesthood Session.

They proved to me that they have a much better clue to what is going on and how to handle it then I ever thought they had.

I had a feeling or renewal and fulfillment during and after much of Conformance. I have 7 of the 8 hours on tape and heard to 90% of it even though I may have been multi tasking during parts of it. I did listen and it was not back ground.

I was brought to tears and called to repent more then once. Evan speakers that I do not care to listen to seemed to have something to say.

Coming back can apply and perhaps at times more so to those who are there in the physical body as well as those who No Longer come.

Not much will change until people and for some there support system changes, however it does Not have to be for lack of our trying.

On a scale of 1-10 this was 9 plus.

I thank President Monson and the Church for letting us, "sit at the masters feet" and learn.

Anon 808
Waianae, HI

This was the Best Conference at least for me in the 25 years since I joined the Church. I have everything from Oct, 1988 through April 1st 2012 on VHS Tape except for a handful of tape that where borrowed and not returned. I also have a few on CD. I loaned my daughter a music tape to loan to a friend and never got it back and of course we moved more then once.

I asked my daughter one day saying that I never expected to get the tape back but just for fun and giggles what happened to the girl. My daughter said that once in a great while the talk on Facebook and that the Girl was doing fine and had served a Church Mission. I asked my daughter how that happened and my daughter said "lots of prayer and repentance" so I said good and let the subject drop. "Amazed was I, I was I was"

Mine was a run that started a little late 42 but its been a good run, at least I always think of it as such directly after General Conference. Bringing someone back in really really Rocks. Mahalo nui loa.

DanielAZ
Tucson, AZ

What a great conference! But I was disappointed that President Uchtdorf did not work airplanes into at least one of his talks. Oh well, President Monson said something about jet aircraft taking busy folks to business meetings or something like that so I guess it was covered ...
Seems the themes were strengthening marriage and family and also rescuing, with a focus on the Savior. My 2 favorite weekends of the year! General Conference is such a wonderful blessing. I was not born into the church and still marvel that the canon of scripture is open and added to on a continual basis.
Pretty awesome.

Utah Businessman
Sandy, UT

Absolutely marvelous conference, especially the priesthood session. The spirit was very strong there, and it was made more special in that one of my sons was able to be there with me. I was also called to repentance and I know that I can do better. I testify that this is the Master's work--what a great blessing it has been in my life ever since I was baptized as a convert over 50 years ago!

2 LDS
Huntington Beach, CA

I was so amazed at how this conference was just great. It is hard to find the words to say how much I enjoyed it and needed it. I was so thankful that there wasn't a constant theme of single women will get there reward in heaven if they never marry in this life.
I loved Pres. Uchtdorf's talk this morning.
I feel like the quality of the talks were higher than they have been. Maybe it is just me. This is one conference that I may buy the DVD's this time. I know that it really left an impression on me. Thanks for such a wonderful experience during conference. I have grown up watching General Conference and I look forward to it when every it comes April and October. Can't wait until Thursday when I get to read the talks and download them.

Shuzzie53
HAYWARD, CA

The people who have issues with the Church need to go to Conference and see what we're really about.

Rita52
ANN ARBOR, MI

A few days ago, I was at my favorite thrift store, run by a Christian Montessori school, and was talking to the lady at the checkout. We had chatted before, but not about religion. She asked about my husband, who is terminally ill, and offered to say a prayer there with me for him. I agreed, and she said a wonderfully touching and heartfelt prayer, and we spent a couple of minutes talking about Christ and how the love of God gets lost in some Christian churches. I told her ours never loses that message. I will get a DVD copy of this conference for her. I think it will say, better than I ever could, just how much the Lord loves us and what our church and doctrine are all about. I am so grateful that we have a prophet, apostles, revelation and the structure of the Church. It is such a blessing in this world.

Jeanie b.
Orem, UT

I am always so grateful to be a member of this church after listening to General Conference. The compassion, counsel, the comfort that are found in abundance bless and direct my life more than I can say.

Gregg Weber
SEATTLE, WA

And the Mormon Tabernacle Choir was much more complicated then I've ever heard it before. By that I mean not just singing 4 part as in the hymn book, but different words at the same time as in some hymns (I can't remember) in older hymn books. Not quite a verbal and musical fugue. I thurally enjoyed it.
TANGENT: I looked up "throughly or thoroughly" because of my pronunciation which causes spelling errors. I elected to write "thurally" since that is what I first wrote and I pronounce an "a" before "lly". If communications is the perfect transfer of an image from one brain to another then I hope that that doesn't harm the transfer.

Supporting LDS Church
Salt Lake City, UT

Gregg Weber,

Technically the Mo-TAB didn't sing any more or less 'complicated' than usual. More than likely your awareness of what's going on musically has developed or you're just noticing more than usual. The reason I say this is because many if not most of the pieces they sang have been sung before, and plenty of times (in and out of general conference).

You should look up 'counterpoint'. It's when you have multiple melodic lines working together, but interesting by themselves. This principle is the main influence behind most scored music- from Bach to Mack Wilberg. If you pay more attention to how each 'voice' plays on its own and with the other voices, it makes music much more interest.

Either way, I'm not trying to be disagreeable- just point to what is more likely the reason behind your different experience. I'm happy you enjoyed the performances. Enthusiasm for music is always a good thing to me, especially when it's motivated by the Mo-TAB.

And I have no clue what you meant in your tangent, but I spell it Thoroughly myself. :)

suzyk#1
Mount Pleasant, UT

As always, I was uplifted, had my knowledge increased and thoroughly enjoyed every word that was uttered and sung. The talk given by Elder Uchtdorf was exceptionally good and I will always remember the phrase he spoke "Stop It". What a wonderful encouragement and way to prevent the negative from luring in our minds and hearts. Oh, if more members would allow themselves this time to hear, feel and experience the presence of the Spirit their lives would be changed forever. We just can't give up on them. My testimony has been deepened by the words we heard and the spirit in which they were spoken.How grateful and blessed I am to be an active member of the only TRUE church on the face of this earth. I couldn't ask for more.

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

This year we heard the same old things said. No revelation, no deep doctrine. Just the same old feel good stories, some talks recycled from times past. That is what conference is now days, unfortunately.

ulvegaard
Medical Lake, Washington

I share the sentiments shared here. I too loved the conference and felt a bit of a loss during the closing prayer of the concluding session when the realization came that the conference was adjourned for another six months.

I enjoyed this conference, but have enjoyed most, if not all of them over the past 35 years. I find that my personal attitude and spiritual preparation makes all the difference in how much I get out of conference. One of the talks suggested this type of phenomenon with regards to Sacrament Meeting. If I don't find the talks enlightening, it is usually because my attitude wasn't aligned properly.

What I find especially interesting is that the solutions to the world's problems does not include getting rid of all of the slimes and jerks out there, but rather, it begins with me and my family and how we approach life and the world. If I want the world to be a better place, my first objective is to make me a better person.

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ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

brahmabull:
based on all the other comments that people loved this conference, you just much have a deeper doctrinal understanding than the rest of us. next time for the worldwide audience I really hope they focus on the mysteries of the kingdom for you and the other more enlightened people.

catcrazed
Eagle Mountain, UT

Dear Brahmabull, I am so sorry you were disappointed. But the simplest actions make the biggest difference, and our people really did need some reminders of kindness, etc. I am sure if you reread the talks in a quiet moment, you will find the guidance you are looking for. God bless you.

LindonMan
Lindon, UT

@Brahmabull

The reason we sometimes hear repeated teachings is because that's what we are still struggling with. We can't get receive new revelations if we aren't even living the stuff we already have. I invite you to repent and rethink your statement.

esodije
ALBUQUERQUE, NM

President Monson's story about the Marines on Kwajalein Island in WWII was, well...amazing and very humbling.

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

ute alumni - I don't recall claiming that I am more enlightened than anybody. I want to hear the deep stuff BECAUSE I want to understand it more. The prophets of old talked about it, but now it is too taboo so they just talk about the same basic stuff we hear in church each week.

catcrazed - thank you and god bless you too.

LindonMan - I am sory to hear that you are so self-righteous that you think it is your job to call me to repentance. I have done nothing wrong. I stated my opinion on the matter, I don't sugarcoat things (like the church often does with its history). I am sure that is why you are shocked that somebody could be honest and say what they were thinking without having it be faith promoting. Isn't honesty supposed to be refreshing, not offending? And no, it isn't a sin to be honest. I think you may have it backwards.

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

"Each must choose to accept and hold sacred that which God defines as sacred."

That which God defines or that which LDS prophets define as sacred? He needs to be more clear on that one.

This conference was better than last years. Didn't appreciate him pushing young men to hurry up and get married as opposed to establishing a career and stability first ... that's backwards in today's age where it takes a few more years to get a degree and establish a career that can support a family. Back in the day it was HS --- > work force and a family. Today it's HS --> College --> Beginner Workforce --> Move up to decent salary and start a family.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

Thank goodness for God's plan to provide guidance, inspiration, the Holy Ghost and our individual conscience for His direction to show us the Way.

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