"I can't remember the last General Conference when they didn't announce a temple, but at the same time, I can understand that there's a need to focus on the projects that are at hand," said Sean Nicolaysen, a Utahn who attended the first conference.
President Thomas S. Monson kicked off General Conference with that announcement. Then, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland addressed the Church, specifically the youth.
"Defend your beliefs with courtesy and with compassion, but defend them," Holland said.
That talk already has church members--young and old--taking notes.
"We should not break any of the commandments. If we think about breaking them, you're already breaking the commandments," said Brett Sampson, a boy attending the conference with his parents.
"With any conference, it's always Elder Holland, whose talk I look forward to. This morning he talked a lot about Christianity and Christian love," said one conference-goer.
LDS church leaders addressed topics like what happens after we die.
"Job asks the succinct question, 'If a man die, shall he live again?' The answer is a resounding yes, because of the Atoning Sacrifice of the Savior," said Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
The women of the church also got represented.
"We, as leaders, are greatly concerned about the spouses and families of those suffering from pornography addiction," said Linda S. Reeves of the Relief Society General Presidency.
"I'm not trying to say it's just a protection for men because it's not; it's for the whole family. It was just nice to hear her subject," said Adrianna Nicolaysen, a female member of the LDS church.