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Big Conference For LDS Church This Weekend

Members of the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide will meet here this weekend for their annual general conference which is held twice a year. These conferences have six sessions
01 Oct 2016 12:49
Big Conference For LDS Church This Weekend
Elder O. Vincent Haleck, Pacific Area President of the Church.

Members of the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide will meet here this weekend for their annual general conference which is held twice a year.

These conferences have six sessions and are conducted for two days where members receive instructions from Church leaders.

During six sessions, participants are taught and uplifted by sacred music and messages from inspired Church leaders, many of whom are prophets and apostles, special witnesses of Jesus Christ.

“No other messages are more important for people and families of the world than those that will be heard, seen and felt at General Conference,” according to Elder O. Vincent Haleck, Pacific Area President of the Church.

Members of the church look forward to hearing from their leaders.

Vito Qaqa the president of the Fiji North Stake of the church said that he was looking forward to being taught by the leaders of the church on the will of the Lord for his people.

“I am looking forward to learning how to be a better father, father and servant of god and how to handle the challenges that come with these roles, “ he said.

For Evone Taufaga from the Suva First Ward,  general conference is a time for reflection.

“I look forward to sustaining our prophets and leaders of the church in the October general conference.

“It is also a time of reflection as I hear the talks on what I am doing now that I need to stop doing and what I am not doing that I need to start doing.”

30-year-old Viliame Levaci, a Bishop of the church said that general conference was a time to listen to the counsel of the leaders “ I look forward to learning what new direction our prophet has for us and listen to talks that is especially for me and those that I serve. And of course how I can better myself. “

“I love to hear what the leaders have prayed and fasted about and received as Heavenly Father’s word for his children including little old me, :” said Fulisia Maiwiriwiri a member from Waila.   “It’s also an opportunity for me to look back at the last conference to see how well I did in striving to be obedient to what was spoken then.  So yes, can’t wait to hear from our general authorities all of whom are men truly called of God!”

“Conference is a time for me to re-evaluate myself and listen to the counsel of the leaders that can help me improve my life and my calling as a mother, a wife and as a sister and how I can follow the Saviour better”, said Miliakere Naivedru from Makoi.

There are over 16 million members of the LDS church around the world.

The conference sessions are also broadcast live throughout the world in multiple languages and all are invited to come and listen.

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nSulueti Kama is the public affairs officer for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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