April 2022 General Conference

Summary of the Saturday Afternoon Session

Individual Talk Summaries

Watch the full Saturday afternoon session now.

The April 2022 general conference continued Saturday afternoon, April 2, with messages of hope, conversion and eternal connection.

During the session, new Relief Society and Primary general presidencies were sustained, effective August 1. Six new General Authority Seventies were also sustained.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles told the global congregation that each of them is Heavenly Father’s “precious possession, His child,” as he explained what God has provided to help them overcome life’s challenges.

“He has given prophets and promises, spiritual gifts and revelation, miracles and messages, and angels on both sides of the veil,” Elder Holland said.

He said the Savior’s restored Church “offers the most eternally significant way to both find good and do good at such a needful time.”

Elder Patrick Kearon of the Presidency of the Seventy comforted those who have suffered from abuse or other tragedies in their lives.

“Our merciful Savior, victorious over darkness and depravity, has power to right all wrongs,” he said.

Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis, a General Authority Seventy, shared the blessings he experienced after serving a mission and encouraged others to serve, as well.

“He understands what a difficult mission is. With His help, we can do hard things,” he said. “He will be by our side, and He will bless us greatly as we humbly serve Him.”

Elder Gerritt W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles taught four ways to engage in family history right now.

“The promise at Easter and always is that, in and through Jesus Christ, we can become our best story, and our families can become happy and forever,” he said.

Elder Adrián Ochoa, a General Authority Seventy, explained three principles that illustrate how the plan of happiness works in everyone’s lives.

“When we struggle — for any reason — that does not mean the plan isn’t working. That is when we need the plan the most.”

Elder Kevin S. Hamilton, a General Authority Seventy, said the Atonement of Jesus Christ makes it possible to become like Heavenly Father by helping individuals overcome weaknesses.

“While it is indeed good to be authentic, we should be authentic to our real, true selves, as sons and daughters of God with a divine nature and destiny to become like Him.”

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles gave the session’s final remarks. He taught about the responsibility that comes when an individual is converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

“The Lord asks each one of us to share His gospel in word and deed. Our personal conversion includes the responsibility to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the world,” he said.

Music was provided by a Brigham Young University­–Idaho combined choir. Selections included “Now Let Us Rejoice,” “I’ll Go Where You Want Me To Go” and “Thy Spirit Lord, Has Stirred Our Souls.” The congregation and those listening elsewhere joined the choir in singing “I Feel My Savior’s Love” as the intermediate hymn.

President Henry B. Eyring, Second Sounselor in the First Presidency, conducted the session, and prayers were offered by Bishop W. Christopher Waddell, First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, and Brother Jan E. Newman, Second Counselor in the Sunday School General Presidency. Jared B. Larson also presented an audit report.

Read more April 2022 general conference coverage.

Style Guide Note:When reporting about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, please use the complete name of the Church in the first reference. For more information on the use of the name of the Church, go to our online Style Guide.