First Vision of Joseph Smith
First Vision of Joseph Smith

The Book of Mormon teaches

“For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. (2 Nefi 2:11)

The 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ended with President Russell M. Nelson saying that 2020 will be a bicentennial year for the church, and that the April 2020 conference would be “different” than any year before.

“General conference next April will be different from any previous conference,” (President Nelson)

Perhaps we should have expected some extra problem, like the spreading of the Coronavirus, before such a special conference.

This Official First Presidency Statement came today:

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announces today that the leadership sessions for General Authorities, Area Seventies, and General Officers presently scheduled to be held on April 2–3, 2020, in conjunction with April general conference, have been postponed for six months, until October 1–2 of this year. Therefore, General Authorities serving outside of the United States and all Area Seventies are excused from attending the general conference in Salt Lake City.

Furthermore, in view of statements issued by governments and health organizations, members of the Church living outside the United States are discouraged from traveling to the United States to attend the general conference sessions.

(Read here the rest of the statement)


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