LDS General Conference ends today

Published 04/06 2014 05:22PM

Updated 04/06 2014 05:25PM

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - From gratitude, to prayer power, to the Olympics... leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints covered a wide variety of topics at General Conference today. 

LDS General Authorities and Apostles waved goodbye as they and their wives filed out of the conference center.

"Conference gets better every year.  You always feel the spirit and learn new things," said Dallin Lutz, a Latter-day Saint. 

Today's speakers included the Prophet of the church, President Thomas S. Monson.

"Let us not demean of belittle.  Rather let us be compassionate and encouraging.  We must be careful that we do not destroy another person's confidence," Monson said.

The presiding bishop of the church, Bishop Gary E. Stevensen also offered Latter-day Saints counsel.  He used Noel Pikus Pace, a Mormon Olympian, as his teaching tool.

"We will never forget her leap into the stands to embrace her family after crossing the finish line, exclaiming, 'We did it!' Years of preparation paid off.  We saw her Young Women’s medallion around her neck as a silver medal was placed beside it,” said Stevensen. 

Jean A. Stevens of the primary general presidency offered members words of encouragement about God's ability to answer prayers.

“We can trust that he will help us, not necessarily how we want, but in the best way that will help us to grow," Stevens said.

"That talk was one of my favorites," said a missionary for the Mormon church.

Church members say they're grateful to have had the opportunity to hear their leaders speak. 

"It's great to be in this conference center with all the other members and the choir.  It's very spiritual.  It's like being in the temple, and I look forward to it again in six months," said David Lutz, a conference goer.  

Click on the following link for a list of all the General Conference talks this session:

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