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Saturday afternoon session: See photos and talk summaries for the April 2022 general conference


Saturday afternoon session: See photos and talk summaries for the April 2022 general conference

The April 2022 general conference continued Saturday afternoon, April 2, with messages of hope, conversion and eternal connection.

During the session, new Relief Society and Primary general presidencies were sustained, effective Aug. 1. Six new General Authority Seventies were also sustained.

New General Authority Seventies called during the Saturday afternoon session of the 192nd Annual General Conference take their seats on the stand in the Conference Center on April 2, 2022. Elder Ryan K. Olsen is in the center of the front row.

New General Authority Seventies called during the Saturday afternoon session of the 192nd Annual General Conference take their seats on the stand in the Conference Center on April 2, 2022.

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Sister J. Anette Dennis, first counselor of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Relief Society, center left, Sister Kristin M. Yee, second counselor of the Relief Society general presidency, and Sister Tracy Y. Browning, second counselor in the Primary general presidency, take their seats during the church’s 192nd Annual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 2, 2022.

Sister J. Anette Dennis, first counselor of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Relief Society, center left, Sister Kristin M. Yee, second counselor of the Relief Society general presidency, and Sister Tracy Y. Browning, second counselor in the Primary general presidency, take their seats during the church’s 192nd Annual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 2, 2022.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles told the global congregation they are Heavenly Father’s “precious possession, His child,” as he explained what God has provided to help them overcome life’s challenges.

“He has given prophets and promises, spiritual gifts and revelation, miracles and messages, and angels on both sides of the veil,” Elder Holland said.

He said the Savior’s restored Church “offers the most eternally significant way to both find good and do good at such a needful time.”

Elder Patrick Kearon, a General Authority Seventy, comforted those who have suffered from abuse or other tragedies in their lives.

“Our merciful Savior, victorious over darkness and depravity, has power to right all wrongs,” he said.  

Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis, a General Authority Seventy, shared the blessings he experienced after serving a mission and encouraged others to serve, as well.

“He understands what a difficult mission is. With His help, we can do hard things,” he said. “He will be by our side, and He will bless us greatly as we humbly serve Him.”

Elders serving in the México México City West Mission watch the Saturday afternoon session of the 192nd Annual General Conference on April 2, 2022.

Elders serving in the México México City West Mission watch the Saturday afternoon session of the 192nd Annual General Conference on April 2, 2022.

Credit: Elder Zepeda

Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles taught four ways to engage in family history right now.

“The promise at Easter and always is that, in and through Jesus Christ, we can become our best story, and our families can become happy and forever,” he said.

Elder Adrián Ochoa, a General Authority Seventy, explained three principles that illustrate how the plan of happiness works in everyone’s lives.

“When we struggle — for any reason — that does not mean the plan isn’t working. That is when we need the plan the most.”

Elder Kevin S. Hamilton, a General Authority Seventy, said the Atonement of Jesus Christ makes it possible to become like Heavenly Father by helping individuals overcome weaknesses.

“While it is indeed good to be authentic, we should be authentic to our real, true selves, as sons and daughters of God with a divine nature and destiny to become like Him.”

Leaders are sustained during the 192nd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 2, 2022.

Leaders are sustained during the 192nd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 2, 2022.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles gave the session’s final remarks. He taught about the responsibility that comes when an individual is converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

“The Lord asks each one of us to share His gospel in word and deed. Our personal conversion includes the responsibility to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the world,” he said.

Music was provided by a Brigham Young University­–Idaho combined choir. Selections included “Now Let Us Rejoice,” “I’ll Go Where You Want Me To Go” and “Thy Spirit Lord, Has Stirred Our Souls.” The congregation and those listening elsewhere joined the choir in singing “I Feel My Savior’s Love” as the intermediate hymn.

President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, conducted the session, and prayers were offered by Bishop W. Christopher Waddell, first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, and Brother Jan E. Newman, second counselor in the Sunday School general presidency. Jared B. Larson also presented an audit report.

Read more April 2022 general conference coverage

Leaders are sustained during the 192nd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 2, 2022.

Leaders are sustained during the 192nd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 2, 2022.

Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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