October general conference: Here’s a list of session highlights and talk summaries

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world gathered in their homes for the 190th Semiannual General Conference Oct. 3-4.

Following the format of April 2020 general conference, this digital-only general conference was broadcast from a small auditorium on Temple Square and closed to the public.

Despite the commotion in the world, the Lord wants His children to look forward with joyful anticipation, President Russell M. Nelson said at the close of the conference.

“Let us not spin our wheels in the memories of yesterday. The gathering of Israel moves forward. The Lord Jesus Christ directs the affairs of His Church, and it will achieve its divine objectives.”

To truly embrace a new normal, he said, “I invite you to turn your heart, mind and soul increasingly to our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.”

This article includes the news, talk summaries, session recaps and photo galleries from the October 2020 general conference.

Saturday morning session:

Church leaders are seated before the start of the Saturday afternoon session of the 190th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 3, 2020.
Church leaders are seated before the start of the Saturday afternoon session of the 190th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 3, 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

Saturday afternoon session:

The Okpokam family — Okpokam, Anor-Osowo, Christiana and Anor Ikot — of the Eneobong Ward, Calabar Nigeria North Stake, watch the 190th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020.
The Okpokam family — Okpokam, Anor-Osowo, Christiana and Anor Ikot — of the Eneobong Ward, Calabar Nigeria North Stake, watch the 190th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. Credit: Okpokam Okpokam

Women’s session:

A family in Samoa listens to the Saturday afternoon session of the 190th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 3, 2020.
A family in Samoa listens to the Saturday afternoon session of the 190th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 3, 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

Sunday morning session:

The First Presidency — President Russell M. Nelson, center, President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor, left, and President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor, right — stand before the Sunday morning session of the 190th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 4, 2020.
The First Presidency — President Russell M. Nelson, center, President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor, left, and President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor, right — stand before the Sunday morning session of the 190th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 4, 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

Sunday afternoon session: