First Session of Conference Focuses on the Importance of Uniting Latter-day Saints and the World

"The gospel of Jesus Christ has never been needed more than it is needed today." - President Russell M. Nelson.


April 2, 2022 brought the first session of General Conference for the yeah with a focus on missionary work, and uniting Latter-day Saint members not just with each other, but with the world. 


President Russell M. Nelson opened the conference reminding members that "Contention violates everything the Savior stood for and taught." He also reminded the importance in reading the scriptures and the words of the prophets of old, who have reminded and foretold that in these last days that the contentions and wars that are upon us would only grow and get worse. 


Discussions of uniting members of the Church and the world continued as topics like missionary work and service continued. Elder Neil L. Andersen focused his talk on how the Church and its leaders have been doing their part to work with the world in uniting with each other, urging members to try and do the same. He ended his talk by saying "May we love him, and love one another, and may we be peacemakers, that we may be called the children of God." 


One point of discussion was brought as well was the importance of protecting one's testimony and foundation in the Gospel during these difficult times. Elder David A. Bednar brought examples of members who were fervent in their testimonies, holding fast to the iron rod, and did not let the mockery of the Great and Spacious building rob them of their joy in the Gospel. 


All in all, this is going to be a very powerful General Conference weekend. What were your favorite talks this General Conference? Let us know in the comments!