October 2022 General Conference

Summary of the October 2022 Sunday Afternoon Session

‘I pray that you have recorded your impressions and will follow through with them,’ says President Nelson

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Talk Summaries

President Russell M. Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, concluded the last session of October 2022 general conference by saying the heavens have been open during the five conference sessions.

“I pray that you have recorded your impressions and will follow through with them,” he said.

“Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, stand ready to help,” President Nelson said. “I urge you to increase your efforts to seek Their help.”

President Nelson announced 18 new temples, including four in Mexico City. Speaking of the temple, President Nelson said the Lord is making His temples more accessible — and accelerating the pace at which they are built.

“I promise that increased time in the temple will bless your life in ways nothing else can,” he said.

President Henry B. Eyring, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, was the first speaker in the session. He taught that everyone faces adversity, but they can learn from and leave legacies of encouragement.

He shared examples from prophets in the scriptures, from his mother and from his wife. Mortality has a mix of physical trials and opposition, regardless of where an individual is on the covenant path.

“The Savior knows your struggles in detail. He knows your great potential to grow in faith, hope, and charity,” President Eyring said.

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared examples from Heber C. Kimball’s life and from Alma’s counsel to his sons in the Book of Mormon.

“In Alma’s day, in Heber’s day, and certainly in our day we all need to seek our own testimony of Jesus Christ, bridle our passions, repent of our sins, and find peace through the Atonement of Jesus Christ and be true to God and His work,” Elder Cook said.

Elder Cook said each person needs “a personal testimony of God’s work and the seminal role of Jesus Christ.”

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Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles invited Latter-day Saints to reflect on four questions regarding a testimony.

“Do I know and understand what a testimony is?”

“Do I know how to bear my testimony?”

“What are the obstacles in sharing my testimony?”

“How do I keep my testimony?”

“I promise that as you more fully understand what a testimony is, and as you share it, you will overcome obstacles of uncertainty and fear enabling you to nurture and keep this most precious possession, your testimony,” Elder Stevenson said.

Four new General Authority Seventies spoke during the session; they were all sustained during April 2022 general conference.

Elder Ryan K. Olsen spoke about how Jesus Christ is the answer to the simplest questions and most complex problems.

Elder Jonathan S. Schmitt outlined several different names and titles for the Savior Jesus Christ. He said Jesus wants all to know Him, “because His in the only name under heaven whereby we can be saved.”

Speaking of all the challenges of today, Elder Mark D. Eddy invited everyone to try the virtue of the word of God.

And Elder Isaac K. Morrison explained that by exercising faith in the Lord during trials, one grows in discipleship and receives strength and help from the Savior to carry burdens.

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square provided music during Sunday afternoon’s session of general conference. The music was directed by Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, with Andrew Unsworth and Joseph Peeples as organists.

The session was conducted by President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency. Prayers were offered by Brother Bradley R. Wilcox, Second Counselor in the Young Men General Presidency, and Elder Jorge M. Alvarado, a General Authority Seventy.

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