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President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints salutes general authorities upon entering the Conference Center prior to the Saturday morning session of the faith's 189th Semiannual General Conference in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
People walk through Temple Square before the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Conferencegoers arrive at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City before the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Conferencegoers walk outside the Conference Center prior to the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
President Russell M. Nelson, center, President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, left, and President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, right, take their seats at the start of the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
President Russell M. Nelson, center, President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, left, and President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, right, enter together at the start of the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
President Russell M. Nelson, center, President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, left, and President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, right, enter together at the start of the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, conducts the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Preparations continue in preparation for Saturday's session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Conferencegoers walk outside the Conference Center prior to the first session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Attendees line up for the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
People arrive at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City before the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Mahonri Anitema, of Maui, Hawaii, arrives at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City before the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Conferencegoers arrive at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City before the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks during the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Conferencegoers sing along with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square during the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Elder Dale G. Renlund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks during the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Elder D. Todd Christofferson, left, and Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles wave to conferencegoers prior to the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and President M. Russell Ballard, acting president of the Quroum of the Twelve Apostles, greet prior to the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, left, and Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, greet prior to the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
President Russell M. Nelson greets his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, as he and his counselors, President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency and President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, enter the Conference Center before the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
President Russell M. Nelson, center, and his counselors, President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, left, and President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, right, during the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center  in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Sister Wendy Nelson, bottom row left, and other conferencegoers participate in the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, speaks during the  Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
General authorities wait for President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prior to the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
General authorities wait for the start of the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Julie Beck sings with other conferencegoers during the Saturday morning seasion of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his counselors, President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, and President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, shakes hands after the Saturday morning session of the faith's 189th Semiannual General Conference in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, wave to conferencegoers after the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Elder Ulisses Soares and his wife, Sister Rosana Fernandez Soares, and Elder Gerrit W. Gong, and his wife Sister Susan L. Gong, wave to conferencegoers after the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, speaks during the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
President Russell M. Nelson, third from left, President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, second from left, and President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, left, shake hands with members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at the conclusion of the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, directed by Mack Wilberg, sings during the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
President Russell M. Nelson waves as he and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, exit at the conclusion of the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

In the first address of the first session, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland welcomed members to the 189th Semiannual General Conference of the Church with an invitation to “find Jesus at the center of it all” — including at general conference.

“Those blessed with sight will recognize that, in spite of everything else this conference tradition may offer us, it will mean little or nothing unless we find Jesus at the center of it all,” Elder Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said.

Read more: Christ is the center of conference — and our lives

“To grasp the vision we are seeking, the healing that He promises, the significance we somehow know is here, we must cut through the commotion — as joyful as it is — and fix our attention on Him. The prayer of every speaker, the hope of all who sing, the reverence of every guest — we are all are dedicated to inviting the spirit of Him whose Church this is — the living Christ, the Lamb of God, the Prince of Peace.”

People walk through Temple Square before the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.
People walk through Temple Square before the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. | Credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, closed the Saturday morning session with counsel to members to trust in the Lord. There are many questions the Lord has yet to reveal answers for, President Oaks said. In all circumstances, the best solution is to trust the Lord and move forward. “There is so much we do not know that our only sure reliance is to trust in the Lord and His love for His children.”

Two other members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles — Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Elder Dale G. Renlund — also addressed members during the session. Elder Terence M. Vinson of the Presidency of the Seventy as well as Brother Stephen W. Owen, Young Men general president, and Sister Michelle Craig, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, offered remarks.

See all the talk summaries, photo galleries from October 2019 general conference

Music for the session was provided by the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square under the direction of Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, with Andrew Unsworth playing the Conference Center organ.

President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, conducted the session and Elder Larry Y. Wilson and Elder Steven R. Bangerter, General Authority Seventies, offered prayers.

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