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A talk a day: Preparing for October 2023 general conference

October 2023 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 1

President Russell M. Nelson enters the Conference Center in Salt Lake City in April 2023

President Russell M. Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, enters the Conference Center in Salt Lake City before the Sunday morning session of the 193rd Annual General Conference on Sunday, April 2, 2023.

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A talk a day: Preparing for October 2023 general conference

October 2023 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 1

President Russell M. Nelson enters the Conference Center in Salt Lake City in April 2023

President Russell M. Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, enters the Conference Center in Salt Lake City before the Sunday morning session of the 193rd Annual General Conference on Sunday, April 2, 2023.

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October 2023 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is 33 days away. It will be Saturday, Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 1.

The October 2023 general conference is expected to have five sessions — morning, afternoon and evening sessions on Saturday and morning and afternoon sessions on Sunday.

October 2023 general conference preparations

If someone wanted to prepare by re-reading the talks from April 2023 general conference in order, one talk per day, he or she should start today, Aug. 28, to finish by Friday, Sept. 29.

The April 2023 conference featured 33 messages over the five sessions. President Russell M. Nelson, President of the Church, spoke two times. President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, spoke in the Sunday afternoon session, and President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, spoke in the Saturday morning session.

Each member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke once, except for Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, who was excused.  

President Nelson emphasized the need for peacemakers in today’s contentious society and announced the locations of 15 more temples to be built around the world. 

Additionally, during the conference, members sustained five new General Authority Seventiesa new Young Women general presidency and a new Young Men general presidency counselor. On Aug. 1, the new Young Women presidency began its service, and three General Authority Seventies received emeritus status.

A crowd of people walking around the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.

People arrive for the Saturday afternoon session of the 193rd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 1, 2023.

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

April general conference talk summaries

Leading up to October 2023 general conference, the Church News will feature daily talk summaries from last April on its Twitter and Facebook pages, starting with Elder Gary E. Stevenson’s talk, “The Greatest Easter Story Ever Told.” Look for those links on social media each day, or find all the talk summaries at the April 2023 general conference summary page with the Church News’ coverage.

A link to each speaker’s full remarks is available in each of those summaries. Full talks are also available in the Gospel Library. General conference messages are published on the Gospel Library app, on ChurchofJesusChrist.org, and in Church magazines for further viewing and study.

The Church News will publish talk summaries, photo galleries and other articles about October 2023 general conference on TheChurchNews.com.  

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