The 186th Annual General Conference
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    “The 186th Annual General Conference,” Liahona, May 2016, 2

    The 186th Annual General Conference

    Saturday Evening, March 26, 2016, General Women’s Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson.

    Conducting: Rosemary M. Wixom.

    Invocation: Morgan Munford.

    Benediction: Sokhanny Parco.

    Music by a combined Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society choir from stakes in Salt Lake City, Utah; Lillian Severinsen, director; Linda Margetts, organist; Kerstin Tenney, violinist; Elizabeth Marsh, cellist: “Have I Done Any Good?” Hymns, no. 223; medley, arr. Mohlman, unpublished: “I Am a Child of God,” Hymns, no. 301, and “Love One Another,” Hymns, no. 308; “Sweet Is the Work,” Hymns, no. 147; “Come, Follow Me,” Hymns, no. 116, arr. Mohlman, unpublished; “More Holiness Give Me,” Hymns, no. 131, arr. Goates, unpublished.

    Saturday Morning, April 2, 2016, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson.

    Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

    Invocation: Linda K. Burton.

    Benediction: Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela.

    Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Richard Elliott and Andrew Unsworth, organists: “How Wondrous and Great,” Hymns, no. 267; “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58; “I Feel My Savior’s Love,” Children’s Songbook, 74, arr. Cardon, pub. by Jackman; “Secret Prayer,” Hymns, no. 144; “The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare,” Hymns, no. 109, arr. Wilberg, pub. by Oxford; “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” Hymns (1948), no. 70, arr. Wilberg, pub. by Oxford.

    Saturday Afternoon, April 2, 2016, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson.

    Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring.

    Invocation: Elder Hugo E. Martinez.

    Benediction: Tad R. Callister.

    Music by a combined choir from Brigham Young University–Idaho; Eda Ashby and Rebecca Lord, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “Sing Praise to Him,” Hymns, no. 70, arr. Kempton, unpublished; “Israel, Israel, God Is Calling,” Hymns, no. 7, arr. Ashby, unpublished; “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3; “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go,” Hymns, no. 270, arr. Kempton, unpublished.

    Saturday Evening, April 2, 2016, General Priesthood Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson.

    Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

    Invocation: Elder Stanley G. Ellis.

    Benediction: Elder Craig A. Cardon.

    Music by a priesthood choir from the Logan Utah Institute of Religion; Allen M. Matthews and Eric Stauffer, directors; Clay Christiansen, organist: “In Hymns of Praise,” Hymns, no. 75, arr. Christiansen; “I Stand All Amazed,” Hymns, no. 193, arr. Zabriskie, pub. by LDS Music Source; “Come, O Thou King of Kings,” Hymns, no. 59; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6, arr. Wilberg, pub. by Hinshaw.

    Sunday Morning, April 3, 2016, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson.

    Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring.

    Invocation: Elder Anthony D. Perkins.

    Benediction: Carol F. McConkie.

    Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg, director; Andrew Unsworth and Clay Christiansen, organists: “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise,” Hymns, no. 41; “The Morning Breaks,” Hymns, no. 1, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “I Will Follow God’s Plan,” Children’s Songbook, 164, arr. Hofheins/Christiansen, unpublished; “You Can Make the Pathway Bright,” Hymns, no. 228, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!” Hymns, no. 66; “Press Forward, Saints,” Hymns, no. 81, arr. Wilberg; “O Thou Rock of Our Salvation,” Hymns, no. 258, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

    Sunday Afternoon, April 3, 2016, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson.

    Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

    Invocation: Elder C. Scott Grow.

    Benediction: Elder Shayne M. Bowen.

    Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Linda Margetts, organist: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” Hymns, no. 72, arr. Wilberg, pub. by Oxford; “For I Am Called by Thy Name,” Gates, pub. by Sonos; “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83; “The Day Dawn Is Breaking,” Hymns, no. 52; arr. Murphy, unpublished; “Sing We Now at Parting,” Hymns, no. 156, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

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    On the Cover

    Front: Photograph by Cody Bell.

    Back: Photograph by Ale Borges.

    Conference Photography

    Photographs in Salt Lake City were taken by Welden C. Andersen, Cody Bell, Janae Bingham, Ale Borges, Randy Collier, Mark Davis, Craig Dimond, Nate Edwards, Ashlee Larsen, Leslie Nilsson, Matt Reier, and Christina Smith; of Yvette Bugingo, courtesy of Yvette Bugingo; of Joseph Ssengooba and Joshua Walusimbi, courtesy of Joseph Ssengooba; of Joseph Ssengooba and Leif Erickson, courtesy of Leif Erickson; of children and Church meeting in the Congo, courtesy of Neil L. Andersen and the Africa Southeast Area; of girl at window, by Kirt Harmon; of Fernando Araujo with young men and Araujo family, courtesy of Fernando Araujo; of Russell M. Nelson, Sister Nelson, and the Jimmy Hatfield family, courtesy of Russell M. Nelson; of Dresden, Germany, and church in ruins, Getty Images; of rebuilt Lutheran church, iStock; of dinosaur and children, iStock.