Refresh your memory of April 2019 general conference with these talk summaries, themes and announcements

The October 2019 general conference is coming up this weekend. To help you prepare, let’s take a look back at the messages and themes from the April 2019 general conference.

Messages primarily focused on strengthening faith in the Savior, Jesus Christ and His Atonement. One prominent theme was individual action and accountability, as referenced in talks by the First Presidency and several members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

“As President of His Church, I plead with you who have distanced yourselves from the Church and with you who have not yet really sought to know that the Savior’s Church has been restored,” President Russell M. Nelson said in the Sunday morning session. “Do the spiritual work to find out for yourselves, and please do it now. Time is running out.”

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speaks during the Priesthood session of general conference in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 6, 2019.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speaks during the Priesthood session of general conference in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Credit: Ravell Call

In the priesthood session, President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, encouraged the brethren of the Church to think about how today’s decisions impact the eternities.

“As we make current decisions, we should always be asking, ‘Where will this lead?'” President Oaks said.

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President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, taught members of the Church in the Saturday morning session how to invite the Spirit to last longer in their families.

“Building faith in Jesus Christ is the beginning of reversing any spiritual decline in your family and in your home,” President Eyring said. “That faith is more likely to bring repentance than your preaching against each symptom of spiritual decline.”

President Nelson announced eight new temples to be built in Pago Pago, American Samoa; Okinawa City, Okinawa; Neiafu, Tonga; Tooele Valley, Utah; Moses Lake, Washington; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Antofagasta, Chile; and Budapest, Hungary.

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The 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, and Sunday, Oct. 6, with general sessions at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. MDT. The women’s session for sisters ages 8 and older will be Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. All sessions will be streamed live on ChurchofJesusChrist.org and available for broadcast via the Church satellite system.

Here is a list of talk summaries from last April’s general conference listed by session:

Saturday Morning Session:

Saturday Afternoon Session:

Attendees sustain leaders the189th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 6, 2019.
Attendees sustain leaders the189th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred

Priesthood Session:

Sunday Morning Session:

Sunday Afternoon Session:

Conferencegoers walk to the Conference Center for the Sunday afternoon session of the 189th Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Conferencegoers walk to the Conference Center for the Sunday afternoon session of the 189th Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Credit: Silas Walker, Deseret News