SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held its second session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference on Saturday.
Church leaders didn’t make any major announcements during the session.
Still, Twitter reacted to a number of talks. You can read them below.
Elder Ulisses Soares talked about welcoming people into the church and providing great service.
i love how elder soares is referring to members of the church as "friends". #GeneralConference— penny’s mom has got it going on (@hayzul_nut) October 6, 2018
This is the most beautiful, touching talk, especially hearing Elder Soares talk about not having strangers among us. We can and should do so much better in being more embracing, helpful, and accepting to every Child of God. Christ's Church has so much room. #GeneralConference— Ari (@AriWRees) October 6, 2018
We live in a world that likes to toss around words like "alien" or "stranger" to distance us from other human beings who need us. I'm so grateful for Elder Soares's reminder that there is no stranger to the Savior. #GeneralConference— Ari (@AriWRees) October 6, 2018
Elder Gerrit W. Gong’s talk about the importance of faith in tough times inspired a number of reactions.
Elder Gong: "Have you ever been the only one not invited to a birthday party?— Brigham Talbot (@BrighamTalbot) October 6, 2018
Or been the last one chosen on a team? Or prayed for a relationship that didn't work out?"
Me: *SOB*#ldsconf #generalconference #eldergong pic.twitter.com/naEjZofMFg
elder gong is only encouraging my use of twitter as a creative outlet#generalconference— poetic kate (@poetickate) October 6, 2018
Elder Gong, just wanted to say that your talk was inspiring for me. I needed to hear that. He knows us and is aware of our circumstances. How grateful I am for His infinite and eternal love. #GeneralConference— Star Carter III (@theprezstarIII) October 6, 2018
Elder Paul B. Pieper spoke about Jesus Christ in his talk.
Paul Pieper emphasizes the scriptural admonition to take on the name of Christ. I think we generally don't take this seriously enough, perhaps because, at those moments when we do take it seriously, it is all-too-sobering. #ldsconf #generalconference— Lincoln Cannon (@LincolnCannon) October 6, 2018
When we take upon ourselves the name of Christ, we take His teachings and His love! Elder Pieper over here giving us good reminders that we need to be out here trying to love as Christ did #GeneralConference— Kalene Elizabeth (@kaleniewienie) October 6, 2018
Twitter lit up with excitement when Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf stood at the pulpit.
Elder Uchtdorf made Twitter laugh with his joke about how he would be considered a “German shepherd” as he talked about shepherding.
"Great thought was taken to determine what we should call this special emphasis,” he said. “One of the names considered was 'shepherding,' a fitting reference to Christ's invitation, 'Feed my sheep.' However, it had at least one complication: using that term would make me a 'German Shepherd.' Consequently, I am quite content with the term, 'ministering.'"
I LOVE ELDER UCHTDORF— poetic kate (@poetickate) October 6, 2018
HIS SENSE OF HUMOR SURPASSES ALL THINGS#generalconference