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6 Touching Conference Moments We'll Never Forget


When Bruce R. McConkie shared his final, powerful testimony of the Savior.

While battling a severe case of colon cancer, Elder Bruce R. McConkie stood in April 1985 general conference to speak of the immortality of men through Jesus Christ. He died just two weeks later, after nearly 40 years serving as a Seventy and later as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Despite having published over a half a dozen incredibly influential books and many more articles and poems on faith and Mormon doctrine, this final witness stands as one of Elder McConkie's most poignant and memorable testimonies of the Savior, of whom he was a special witness.

"His atonement is the most transcendent event that ever has or ever will occur from Creation’s dawn through all the ages of a never-ending eternity," Elder McConkie testified.

Of course, there have been many touching first and final testimonies shared over the pulpit throughout the years. This is just one example. To read more, check out Elder Bednar's incredible talk from fall 2015 general conference, "Chosen to Bear Testimony of My Name."


When two brothers held hands to hold up one another.

As the camera spanned the Primary choir singing during fall 2015 general conference, many might have been lucky enough to spot two young boys in the choir holding hands. It was a beautiful and fleeting image of love and support, but the story behind this moment is even more touching.

According to a post on Facebook shared by Kristi Medina, the smaller boy requires the support of a walker to get to his classes in school. But he was able to stand straight and tall and sing proudly for the prophet because of the support and helping hand of his brother.

These young boys stand as living testimonies and a tender reminder of what it means to nurture, support, and sustain our fellows Saints in the gospel. They also show us how giving even the smallest pieces of ourselves—our voices or our hands—can change another's world.

These boys touch my heart as I watched them sing today. I thought of the many times I've seen them in the school hall.... Posted by Kristy Medina on Saturday, October 3, 2015

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