2020
Highlights from the 190th Annual General Conference
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Highlights from the 190th Annual General Conference

President Russell M. Nelson had a clear message at general conference: “Hear Him.”

“We are to seek, in every way we can, to hear Jesus Christ, who speaks to us through the power and ministering of the Holy Ghost,” taught President Nelson.

“The purpose of this and every general conference is to help us to hear Him” (page 7).

In a conference focused on the First Vision and the Restoration, we were taught we could hear Him, just as Joseph Smith did in the Sacred Grove. Surrounded by the effects of a global pandemic affecting millions, we were taught to hear Him for guidance in our troubles. Looking toward a bright future for both the Church and for each of us individually, we were taught to renew our efforts to hear Him and to follow Him.

“The many inspiring components of this April 2020 general conference,” President Nelson said, “… can be summarized by two divinely decreed words: ‘Hear Him.’ We pray that your focus on Heavenly Father, who spoke those words, and on His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, will loom largest in your memories of all that has transpired.”

As you study the messages of this conference and seek “to hear, hearken to, and heed the words of the Savior,” you will find the prophet’s promise fulfilled in your life of “decreased fear and increased faith” (page 114).

  • President Nelson introduces a new symbol for the Church on page 73.

  • President Nelson introduces a proclamation on the Restoration on page 91.

  • President Nelson leads a worldwide solemn assembly on page 92.

  • President Nelson announces eight new temples on page 115.

  • Learn more about how we can help others #HearHim at HearHim.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.