It happens every six months, and I never, ever, ever miss it!!! It’s a weekend long General Conference that gets broadcast throughout the world (in over 88 languages) and includes ten hours of the most inspirational, uplifting, life changing talks from incredible speakers. The conference is done in five two-hour block sessions that take place on Saturday and Sunday of this weekend. The talks are given on a myriad of topics such as, hope, happiness, self-improvement, dealing with adversity, faith, balance, strengthening relationships, emergency preparedness, making wise choices, divine nature, etc. It also includes the most beautiful choir music from the world famous Tabernacle Choir.
Never in my life have I felt so strongly a responsibility to share with all of you the things that bring the most peace into my life. This Semi-Annual General Conference that will take place this weekend is genuinely one of the greatest sources of strength in my life. The talks given in past conference have gotten me through all the hard times I’ve been through in my life, they’ve inspired me to continually work to be a better person, they’ve helped me to make better decisions along the way, they’ve helped brightened my path ahead when things felt dark or unclear, and they’ve provided me tremendous strength and peace. I always listen to the talks as they are being given live at the conference and then I go back later to re-read them and re-listen to them when I need direction or comfort on one of the topics spoken on.
I couldn’t be who I am today, nor could I have accomplished all I have without these Semi-Annual Conferences. And this weekend’s conference is one I am longing for more than ever because of all the hardships going on in our world right now. I need the refuge the conference provides from life’s current storms. And I know I am not the only one longing for that refuge right now…we are all going through a hard time right now worldwide…we are all struggling…we are all worried…we are all feeling isolated…we are all uncertain about the future….we are all in need of peace and comfort…I can attest to the fact that this General Conference will provide that.
I invite you, wherever you are throughout the world reading this, to join me in watching the conference broadcast this weekend. It will be taking place the following times (MDT = mountain daylight time):
Saturday April 4th
Saturday Morning Session: 10:00 am –12:00 pm (MDT)
Saturday Afternoon Session: 2:00 – 4:00 pm. (MDT)
Saturday Evening Session: 6:00 – 8:00 pm (MDT)
Sunday April 5th
Sunday Morning Session: 10:00 am –12:00 pm
Sunday Afternoon Session: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
You can live stream the broadcast via several websites:
To stream the conference live with it being translated into any one of 41 languages you can choose from – click here.
To watch live in 12 languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and ASL – click here.
And to view the entire list of websites, apps, and radio stations that will broadcast the conference – click here.
Watch the conference – it will be worth it!
~Amy Rees Anderson (author of the newly released book “What Awesome Looks Like: How To Excel in Business & Life” )