Sunday morning speakers

President Gordon B. Hinckley of the First Presidency

President Thomas S. Monson of the First PresidencyPresident Boyd K. Packer of the Council of the Twelve

Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Council of the Twelve

Elder L. Aldin Porter of the Presidency of the Seventy

Powerful addresses captivated the congregation Sunday morning. President Hinckley made a poignant appeal for the alleviation of suffering of children. As President Monson spoke about the need to care for widows, many in the congregation dabbed at their eyes.

Also, the opportunity of being able to see in person President Howard W. Hunter provided an uplifting experience, especially for those members in the south front floor section where translation is provided. These members, most of whom are from other countries, were the last to leave after the session ended. As a group, they watched with eyes riveted on President Hunter as he exited from the stand. Only when he was out of view did they begin to leave.

President Gordon B. Hinckley conducted the session. The invocation was offered by Elder Dean L. Larson of the Seventy, and the benediction by Elder Neil L. Andersen, also of the Seventy.

Music of the Tabernacle Choir, conducted by Jerold D. Ottley and accompanied by John Longhurst, included numbers both exuberant and gentle, with such titles as "Father in Heaven, We Do Believe," and "Come O Thou King of Kings."

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