The 190th General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continued on Sunday.
The President has issued a new proclamation to memorialize the 200th anniversary of The First Vision. Officially called, "The Restoration of the Fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World.”
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President Nelson asks members to study the new proclamation which is now available is multiple languages on the Church's website. The shout was first given to dedicate the Kirtland Temple on March 27, 1836. It's modern use is to dedicate each temple. President Nelson describes its use as the following:
It is a sacred tribute to the Father and the Son, symbolizing the reaction of the multitude when the Savior made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It also reaffirms what young Joseph experienced that day in the Sacred Grove—namely, that the Father and the Son are two glorified Beings whom we worship and praise.
Church President Russell M. Nelson: “Our Father knows that when we are surrounded by uncertainty and fear, what will help us the very most is to hear His Son."
President Nelson advises members to dedicate time to work in temples once coronavirus social guidelines are lifted.
Elder David A. Bednar, Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, said, "Our hearts — the sum total of our desires, affections, intentions, motives, and attitudes — define who we are and determine what we will become."
Elder Bednar speaks on growth of the Church. He believes the number of languages in which temple ordinances will be available will most likely double in the next 15 years.
Furthermore, Elder Bednar highlights how 96% of existing temples were dedicated during President Nelson's lifetime. He appreciates the Church's ability to expand temple work at an exponential rate.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said, "No practice I can imagine would demonstrate with more splendor a loving God’s concern for every one of His earthly children no matter when they lived nor where they died."
Elder Holland spoke on the coronavirus outbreak. He called it a solemn reminder how something so small in physical size has the ability to bring entire populations, economies to their knees. He asks others to pray for those who were directly affected by it so far.
President Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women General President, encourages others to focus their light so others may see the way to Christ. That is the principle she learned from her time with Elder Perry.
President Cordon concludes her time with: "Look and pray for opportunities to let your light shine that others may see the way to Jesus Christ."
Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, uses his time to talk about the prophesies that have been fulfilled by the Restoration of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He shares his favorite ones now. He said:
We live in that time prophesied; we are the people charged with ushering in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ; we are to gather God’s children, those who will hear and embrace the truths, covenants and promises of the everlasting gospel.
Elder Rasband showed his appreciation to Salt Lake City for its ability to draw millions of visitors and the Church's ability to host those guests. He said this city's essence of pure religion exhibited in the spirit of the Church is what makes it grand.
Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor, First Presidency starts off the Sunday morning session.