SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened its 189th Annual General Conference with talks from Elder Ulisses Soares, Sister Becky Craven, Elder Brook P. Hales, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Elder W. Christopher Waddell and President Henry B. Eyring.
Twitter was filled with reaction to all the Saturday morning talks. We’ve rounded up a few and shared them below.
"Actions speak louder than words." - Elder Soares.— BCC (@ByCommonConsent) April 6, 2019
Loving and embracing is better than preaching.
Wonderful thoughts from Elder Soares about our dear friends who have stepped away. God loves them. See their goodness and accomplishments and love them— Papa Ostler (@Papa_Ostler) April 6, 2019
Sister Becky Craven is taking a hard run at materialism! Casual covenant keeping will result in being distracted by worldly enticements. There is a big difference between casual and careful gospel living.— Jake Judd (@Bro_Judd) April 6, 2019
What I heard from #ElderSoares about those who leave:— Levi Barber (@Popelocks) April 6, 2019
1). Love and accept them as they are, not as you think they can or should be.
2). Rejoice in their success. Their struggles are not opportunities to preach to them.
3). Listen to understand them.#GeneralConference
The best talk of Conference may have just been delivered by Sis. Becky Craven. #generalconference— Dave Alvord (@DaveAlvord) April 6, 2019
Yes! I love that #ElderHales' his friend Pat acknowledged that she breaks down over her trials. Feeling anger or sadness about trials, even if you have made peace with them, isn't a lack of faith. #GeneralConference #ldsconf— Heidi Toth (@heidi_toth) April 6, 2019
THANK YOU for a story about someone with a trial who is NOT happy all the time. Do you know how much pressure that is? If we don’t act happy all the time, we’re seen as less faithful, when really we’re just being human. #ldsconf— coward baby (@luckyy_striike) April 6, 2019
I love how Elder Uchtdorf always relates his topic to the principles of faith, hope, and charity. Love God and love your neighbor. #GeneralConference— Andrew Wells (@andrew___wells) April 6, 2019
I like the natural and heart-felt approach to sharing spiritual truths. Sharing messages and experiences that make sense and feel "normal" is a great way to share Christ's light & love. #GeneralConference #ElderUchtdorf— Shannon Simmons (@artshelady) April 6, 2019
Elder Uchtdorf's talk in one line: be a good person, but don't be a weirdo about it. #generalconference— Scripturific (@scripturific) April 6, 2019
This talk from Brother Waddell about his brother reminds me to never give up on my inactive sister. At some point, the gospel will be relit in her life #GeneralConference— Nate (@sarcastic_utahn) April 6, 2019
#GeneralConference - Everyone needs a friend. Everyone needs to be loved. Everyone wants something. Everyone fears something else. The Christian call to ministry is to be there to meet those needs, wants, and fears - not compel belief or compliance. Thanks Bishop Waddell.— Jake Judd (@Bro_Judd) April 6, 2019
President Eyring makes the ancient prophets so much more relatable and understandable, when he quotes them to help our situations#GeneralConference— kwaku (@thekwakuel) April 6, 2019
A simple “I’m Sorry” goes a long way - Pres Eyring #GeneralConference— Mike Deal (@themikedeal) April 6, 2019