Latter-day Saints meet for general conference
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Samoa are preparing for their 191st general conference, a two-day semi-annual meeting that opens this weekend in Utah in the U.S.
The two-day event is scheduled for broadcast across Samoa next weekend.
There are six purposes of general conferences, the first of which is to inform the membership of general conditions, said President David O. McKay in October 1954.
General conferences are also held to commend true merit; express gratitude for divine guidance; to give instructions in principles, in doctrine, in the law of gospel; to proclaim the restoration and to admonish and inspire to continue in greater activity, President David O. McKay added.
The meeting will originate from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City Utah, U.S. and consists of five sessions, three Saturday sessions (morning, afternoon and evening) and two Sunday sessions, one in the morning and in afternoon.
“We welcome you to participate in the general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints happening October 2–3, 2021. Join with millions worldwide to hear messages about the Savior Jesus Christ from living prophets and apostles,” an online invite to the conference states.
Sessions begin at 5 a.m. on Sunday and Monday morning, Samoa Time.
There are three sessions on Sunday (morning, afternoon and evening) and two on Monday (morning and afternoon).
All sessions will be streamed live on broadcasts.ChurchofJesusChrist.org and YouTube.
“Conference provides an opportunity to receive personal revelation as living prophets give counsel and direction. Asking questions can help you prepare for conference, increasing personal revelation while you watch,” the Church said in a statement.
The speeches from general conference will be translated from English into Samoan and broadcast to local meeting houses next weekend.
General conference is translated into 94 languages and is viewed by members in 221 countries. Total Church membership in Samoa is 83,740 in 20 stakes and 162 congregations, according to Church data.
General conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints take place every six months.
The October 2021 conference (2–3 October, 2021) is digital only and will be broadcast from Temple Square in Salt Lake City.