Mormon Leaders Speak at Worldwide Conference

Mormon Leaders Speak at Worldwide Conference

News Release


The Samoan Observer recently reported on the 187th general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often referred to as “Mormons”).

In general conference, leaders of the Church speak twice each year. Worldwide membership of the Church now stands at more than 16 million.

Two Church leaders from the South Pacific, Elder O. Vincent Haleck, of the Seventy and President of the Church’s Pacific Area, and Elder Ian S. Ardern, of the Seventy and second counselor in the Pacific Area Presidency, spoke at the conference.

Elder Haleck spoke about the generosity and devotion of the people of the Pacific while Elder Ardern addressed the need to fortify ourselves spiritually by reading the scriptures. To read or watch their messages click here (Haleck and Ardern).

Incident to the effects of age, President and Prophet of The Church, ninety-year-old Thomas S. Monson, was not able to attend the conference. During the conference members also learned that 85-year-old Robert D. Hales, a member of The Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, had passed away.

Church leaders spoke on a range of interesting and timely topics such as our Heavenly Father’s Plan of Salvation, the Church’s proclamation on the family, how to avoid spiritual eclipses in our lives, looking beyond what we see with our eyes and “The Truth of All Things”.

To read or listen to other general conference messages, click here.

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