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October 2022 General Conference Recap – Saturday Evening Session

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Are you looking for talk summaries, quotes, or a recap of the October 2022 General Conference? Here is our recap of the Saturday Evening Session.

Bishop Gérald Caussé

“As God’s children, we have received the charge to be stewards, caretakers and guardians of His divine creations,” Bishop Caussé said, providing three ways we can be better stewards. He taught:

  1. The entire earth, including all life thereon, belongs to God.
  2. As stewards of God’s creations, we have a duty to honor and care for them.
  3. We are invited to participate in the work of Creation.

Bishop Caussé reminded us that one of the most important aspects of being good stewards is to take care of others. “Our stewardship over God’s creations also includes, at its pinnacle, a sacred duty to love, respect, and care for all human beings with whom we share the earth.”

Sister Michelle D. Craig

How do we cultivate the grit and tenacity to remain true to the gospel of Jesus Christ? Sister Craig shared three ways:

  1. We can keep our covenants, even when it’s not easy.
  2. We can act in faith.
  3. We can be wholehearted and joyful in our devotion.

She said, “As disciples of Jesus Christ, we understand that faith in Him requires action — especially in hard times.” Sister Craig also shared the following message for those struggling to begin: “I also want to say that if the thought of taking action amid your pain feels impossible, please let your action be to reach out for help to a friend, a family member, a Church leader, a professional. This can be a first step to hope.”

Elder Kevin W. Pearson

Elder Pearson centered his message on willingness—our willingness to follow the Savior and how we can grow in motivation and heart. Evidence of our commitment is seen through our actions, such as attending our meetings, serving others, and seeking after Christ. “Willingness is the catalyst of faith,” he taught. “Heavenly Father loves us perfectly, but that love comes with great expectations. He expects us to willingly place the Savior at the very center of our lives.”

Why is such dedication and commitment important, as shown through the parable of the Ten Virgins? “Many leave their Savior and their covenants long before they leave the Church,” Elder Pearson said. “Casual and inconsistent covenant keeping leads to spiritual casualty.”

Elder Denelson Silva

Elder Silva shared his conversion story and how he accepted the challenge to read the Book of Mormon with great expectation. He was grateful for his classmate who had the courage to share his testimony. “The truth had been presented to me and after my baptism, I became a disciple of Jesus Christ.” His discipleship meant he didn’t just accept and defend the truth; Elder Silva knew he had to also proclaim it.

He encouraged young men and women to consider serving as missionaries, no matter the form it comes in. “The privilege of representing the Savior Jesus Christ and His Church cannot be ignored.”

Elder Neil L. Andersen

Elder Andersen spoke of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the growth of the wheat and tares side by side. “This will be our world until the Savior world, with much that is good and much that is evil on every side,” Elder Andersen said. He taught we must be rooted and grounded in our love of the Savior to guard against diversions and carelessness. Elder Andersen shared three ways we can deepen and strengthen our commitment to the Savior in the days ahead.

“First, we can immerse ourselves more completely into Jesus’s life. Next, as we better know and love the Savior, we desire even more to promise him our allegiance and trust. Finally, in this sacred quest, we treasure, protect, defend, and safeguard the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

Elder Andersen shared multiple examples of members choosing faith from a recent social media post he made where hundreds responded. He said, “We are a light to the world, and when necessary, we willingly choose to be different from others.”

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Aleah Ingram
Aleah Ingram
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.

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