Saturday night session: October 2022 common convention

October 2, 2022

Messages featured within the Saturday night session of the October 2022 common convention on Oct. 1 centered on deepening religion within the Savior.

The near 90-minute common session — meant for all Church members — included talks from one Apostle, a counselor within the Younger Girls common presidency, the presiding bishop and two Normal Authority Seventies. 

Most Saturday night periods at earlier conferences have alternated between a priesthood session for males and boys or a ladies’s session for women 11 and older. Exceptions had been the Saturday night session of the April 2020 common convention, which was devoted to the bicentennial commemoration of the First Imaginative and prescient; all members participated nearly because of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic. The Saturday night session in October 2021 additionally was for all members. The Saturday night session at common convention in April 2022 was a session for ladies and ladies.

Throughout this Saturday evening session, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles provided 3 ways Latter-day Saints can deepen dedication to the Savior.

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“We understand that as evil will increase on the earth, our non secular survival, and the non secular survival of these we love, would require that we extra totally nurture, fortify and strengthen the roots of our religion in Jesus Christ.”

In her fourth common convention tackle since being referred to as to the Younger Girls common presidency, Sister Michelle D. Craig assured Latter-day Saints that trials don’t imply the plan is failing.

“When your religion, your loved ones or your future are challenged — if you marvel why life is so onerous if you end up doing all of your finest to stay the gospel — do not forget that the Lord advised us to anticipate troubles. Troubles are a part of the plan and don’t imply you’ve been deserted; they’re a part of what it means to be His,” she stated.

Elder Kevin W. Pearson, a Normal Authority Seventy, expounded on a phrase from the sacrament prayers, asking whether or not listeners are prepared to witness unto God that they’re prepared.

“Heavenly Father loves us completely, however that love comes with nice expectations,” he stated.

Having been launched to the gospel by a classmate, Elder Denelson Silva, a Normal Authority Seventy, stated he realized he, too, should proclaim the reality. “The privilege of representing the Savior Jesus Christ and His Church can’t be ignored.”

Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé provided three rules that may information people’ stewardship of the earth. “The care of the earth and of our pure setting is a sacred duty entrusted to us by God,” he stated.

A choir of kids and youth from South Jordan, Utah, supplied music underneath the path of Alison Unsworth. Temple Sq. organists Linda Margetts and Andrew Unsworth accompanied the younger choir.

The invocation was given by Elder Mathias Held, a Normal Authority Seventy, with the benediction given by Major Normal President Susan H. Porter.