Mormons in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands Look forward to Worldwide General Conference

Mormons in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands Look forward to Worldwide General Conference

News Release

Many of the half million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints living in the South Pacific will take part in the faith's semiannual general conference in the coming days. 

The conference is held in Salt Lake City, United States in the Church's Conference Center where approximately 21,000 people attend in person each of the six sessions over two weekends.

Millions more around the world tune in via TV, radio, Internet and satellite broadcasts.

Watch Latter-day Saints from New Zealand explain what general conference is, why they enjoy watching or listening, and if general conference is relevant to those who are not members of the Church.

 
          

Video credit: Landon Jones

Last Saturday (23 September) the first session of conference was especially for women and girls. Watch this session here.

Five more sessions will take place this weekend (30 September and 1 October) in Salt Lake City.

Many Latter-day Saints in this part of the world will watch the sessions the following weekend (7-8 October) in meetinghouses. Others will watch or listen in their homes.

Conference sessions include music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and other choirs, Church business and announcements, and sermons by leaders including modern-day prophets and apostles. 

Sermons and music are focused on the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and practical advice for indviduals and families.  

Keep up to date with news media resources from the conference here.

Some of the Latter-day Saints from Whangarei, New Zealand who viewed the last general conference's proceedings in April this year took to Facebook to share their thoughts on what they saw and heard.

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