I’m so excited about this weekend! In order to describe just how awesome what I’ll be watching this weekend will be I first have to remind everyone that I am seriously A.D.D. (attention deficit disorder)…anyone who knows me knows I have a hard time sitting still for, well, just about anything…but this weekend not only will I be sitting still, but I will be sitting still for five, two hours each, blocks of time – yep, you heard me right – I’ll be sitting still for ten total hours listening to talks over the weekend…and I’m not only choosing to do it…I am EXCITED about doing it!!! So that gives you a little picture of just how amazing the thing I am going to be watching is…
This goes on twice each year, once in October and once in April. I spend a weekend watching THE MOST inspirational and spiritually uplifting talks ever! I watch these talks in a live stream on the internet in a worldwide broadcast, and although the speakers give these talks in English, the live stream allows you to hear interpreters translating their talks live in 86 different languages with only a few seconds delay (it takes over 800 people, many of whom are volunteers, working together to interpret and translate the speakers in the live stream).
The talks given during the conference are always on a myriad of topics, such as, finding balance in your life, leadership, integrity, having purpose in life, the importance of serving others, coping with mental health issues, overcoming weaknesses, forgiving ourselves and others, building better relationships, the importance of families, how to deepen our personal relationship with God, and other topics of self-improvement.
Every time I watch this conference I come away from it feeling completely rejuvenated, inspired, and motivated to be a better person and to do better to improve my own life and to help improve the lives of others. It is literally a weekend where I completely reset and re-center myself and I am always a better person for having watched.
I invite you, wherever you are throughout the world, to join me in watching this broadcast with these amazing speakers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Speakers include the Prophet, the Twelve Apostles, and other prominent church leaders. So many of the incredibly inspiring quotes I’ve shared in my blogs over the years have come from these awesome speakers past conference talks. Their insights and words of encouragement over the years have shaped my life more than I know how to express, other than to say I LOVE THEM! That’s why I never miss this semi-annual conference! And its why I sit still and listen for the entire ten hours of talks over two days! #worthit
If you’d like to watch this live stream you can watch the live stream sessions that will be going on (note that the times listed below are in mountain daylight time)
Saturday April 6th
Saturday Morning Session: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Session: 2:00–4:00 p.m.
General Priesthood Session: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sunday April 7th
Sunday Morning Session: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Sunday Afternoon Session: 2:00–4:00 p.m.
The live stream can be watched on www.lds.org . For a full listing of the viewing and audio options this website provides a directory of all the options with links to the broadcast. Be ready to be INSPIRED!
~Amy Rees Anderson