Friday, September 30, 2016

This Weekend!

I can't believe that General Conference is already here. Last Saturday was the Women's Session and it was exactly what I needed. I loved President Uchtdorf's talk on faith. He focused on what it is, what it can do, and what it can't do. It's not about telling Heavenly Father the blessings we want and then He grants them to us. It's about empowering us to act on God's will and trust that God sees what we cannot. I know Heavenly Father loves us and is eager to pour blessings on us, but sometimes it is better for us to wait. I don't pretend to understand why, but one day we will understand it and be in awe of how well He knows us as individuals.


The first General Session starts at 10 am MST and I can't wait! I want to invite you to join me in watching or listening to General Conference. There are eight different ways to experience it.

1. In person
  • Attend the live satellite or internet broadcast in your meetinghouse. Check with your leaders to determine when and where it will be shown. For broadcast times and options, see the satellite broadcast details. To find a meetinghouse anywhere in the world, visit
  • Attend the live event in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. See ticket information.
2. Internet
    Live video in 27 languages. Some languages will appear on the home page of and others will appear on the language pages.
    Live video in the following 12 languages: Cantonese, English (including closed captioning), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese (including closed captioning), Russian, Spanish (including closed captioning), and American Sign Language
  • and BYUtv International
    Live video and audio in English
  • Mormon Channel on YouTube
    Live video in the following 11 languages: Cantonese, English (including closed captioning), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese (including closed captioning), Russian, and Spanish (including closed captioning)
3. Mobile app
4. Television
  • BYUtv
    Video and audio in English
  • BYUtv International
    Video and audio in Spanish and Portuguese
  • Mormon Channel on Roku
    Video in the following 11 languages: Cantonese, English (including closed captioning), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese (including closed captioning), Russian, and Spanish (including closed captioning). (Search for general conference under the “Spiritual” category.) Available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada.
  • Local TV
    Check local program listings for availability in your area or visit or
5. Radio
  • Audio is available through various radio stations, including Mormon Channel HD Radio, KSL Radio, BYU Radio (online and SiriusXM), and internet radio stations throughout the world. For listings, visit
6. Social media
Follow the members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on Facebook and Twitter for more inspiration during general conference weekend and throughout the rest of the year.
  • The Church’s Facebook and Twitter accounts will also be sharing the posts and tweets from the Brethren.
  • The Church’s Twitter and Instagram accounts will share text, photos, memes, and videos.
  • The Church will be using its new Snapchat account during all conference sessions. Follow along for photos and videos from conference—published in-the-moment during conference. Also, people who are on Temple Square or at the Conference Center can utilize the Snapchat geofilters that have been activated for the women’s session and the sessions the next weekend. At the bottom of this article is a snap code that Snapchat users can take a photo of and then follow the account by scanning the photo in the app.
7. Archives
  • Video cached streams of the full sessions will be available right after each session ends. Divisions into individual talk and music segments in many languages will begin appearing after 8 hours and will be completed within 24 hours of the broadcast on, podcasts, iTunes, and YouTube.
  • Written summaries of the talks will be posted shortly after each session.
  • Video and audio will be available on in over 80 languages and on the Mormon Channel in iTunes (in many languages) within 8 hours of the broadcast. English text will be available at and in the Gospel Library mobile app a few days after conference. Text in other languages will be posted in the following weeks.
  • Read more detailed information about when general conference addresses will be available in video, audio, and text formats.
8. Physical copies
You can read and study general conference messages afterward using the following:
  • Find all conference talks in printed copies of the November issue of the Ensign and Liahona magazines. The November issues of the New Era and the Friend also contain conference messages and features. You can subscribe to get an extra conference issue of the Ensign and Liahona.
  • Physical DVDs and audio CDs, which you can preorder now at and they will be shipped as soon as they are available. (You can also subscribe to have the DVDs or CDs sent to you automatically every conference.)

  Lately, we've been watching using the internet. It's amazing how many options there are now. Growing up, we used our local TV station, but when my parents were young they had to go to the local church building to watch it. Today, with all of these options, there is no reason to miss out on hearing the wonderful messages for us in our time.

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