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As the October 2019 general conference came to its close, President Russell M. Nelson told church members that this coming April’s conference would be “different from any previous conference”. Among other things, next spring marks 200 years since Joseph Smith’s incredible vision of the Father and the Son that changed the history of the world forever. President Nelson said that, as such, this coming conference “will commemorate the very foundations of the restored gospel.”
We are all wondering what else will set this conference apart and on Friday, the First Presidency announced at least one thing that is unique: The Saturday evening session will be intended for all Latter-day Saints ages 11 and up.
“Rather than having the Priesthood session or the General Women’s Session, the Saturday evening session will be held for all members of the Young Women and Relief Society, and all holders of the Aaronic Priesthood and the Melchizedek Priesthood,” the First Presidency explained in a letter. “We look forward to commemorating with members of the Church the 200th anniversary of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ at this historic conference and throughout the year 2020.”
Though we don’t yet know what else this coming conference will hold, we should remember and take to heart President Nelson’s request that we all, “I hope that every member and every family will prepare…”
“Select your own questions. Design your own plan. Immerse yourself in the glorious light of the Restoration. As you do, general conference next April will be not only memorable; it will be unforgettable.”