Sunday morning session: See photos, talk summaries of October 2023 general conference

‘We need the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost,’ says President Henry B. Eyring

President Henry B. Eyring said individuals can be taught by the Spirit line upon line, receiving what is needed until ready for more.

“If you have felt the influence of the Holy Ghost today, you may take it as a sweet evidence that the Atonement is working in your life.”

President M. Russell Ballard bore his testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon and Jesus Christ.

“Though my message this morning is simple, it’s deep and it’s full of love for the Prophet Joseph Smith and for all of those, my brothers and sisters, who ... were willing to sustain him in his youth.”

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Young Women General President Emily Belle Freeman said some people have asked why they should keep their covenants. The answer depends on what degree of relationship they want to experience with Jesus Christ.

“Jesus Christ will meet us where we are as we are. … He will work within us to lift us up to where He is and, in the process, enable us to become as He is.”

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The Young Women general presidency and other leaders greet each other prior to the Sunday morning session of October 2023 general conference.
The Young Women general presidency and other leaders greet each other prior to the 193rd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the conference center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Elder Quentin L. Cook said that for those striving to be “peaceable followers of Christ,” a brighter day awaits as one focuses on Him.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf said everyone relies daily on the same atoning power of Jesus Christ. “Though choices may have taken you far away from the Savior and His Church, the Master Healer stands at the road that leads home, welcoming you.”

Also speaking during the session were Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, General Authority Seventy, and Bishop W. Christopher Waddell, first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric.

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A father holds his baby daughter on the grounds of the Conference Center during October 2023 general conference.
Ricko Putra and his daughter Kikanaya put a katydid he rescued from the ground on a tree before the Sunday morning session of the 193rd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023. | Megan Nielsen, Deseret News

The opening prayer was given by Elder Sean Douglas, General Authority Seventy, and the closing prayer was by Elder Patricio M. Giuffra, General Authority Seventy. President Dallin H. Oaks conducted the meeting.

The music was provided by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, with Mack Wilberg as director and Brian Mathias and Andrew Unsworth as organists. The choir includes 10 international singers from eight countries.

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