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35 of Our Favorite Pictures from the "Memorable and Unforgettable" April 2020 Conference

by | Apr. 07, 2020

For six months, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prepared for a "memorable and unforgettable" conference celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of the First Vision. Here is a look back at some of our favorite photos and screenshots from the April 2020 general conference.

All images courtesy of Church Newsroom or YouTube screenshots
President Russell M. Nelson intently watches a screen in front of his chair during the Saturday morning session. 
Elder Benjamin M. Z. Tai shared a story in his conference talk of Brother Saw Polo, a man who came to learn the Book of Mormon was true by studying the illustrated Book of Mormon Stories since the Book of Mormon was not yet available in his native Burmese.
President Jean B. Bingham and President Nelson speak in the reconstructed home of Joseph and Emma Smith in Harmony, Pennsylvania about the role of women in the Restoration
Elder Neil L. Andersen shared a story from his first mission to France 48 years ago, when he met Sister Alice Audubert while tracting and left a Book of Mormon with her. 
A crane lowers the Christus statue at the Paris France Temple. Bishop Gérald Caussé spoke about how a man who had opposed the building of the temple had a change of heart when he saw the crane lower the statue of the Savior. 
Elder David A. Bednar speaks with Elder Ronald A. Rasband at the Sunday morning session. 
The Saturday evening session featured two youth speakers, including Laudy R. Kaouk of Provo, Utah.
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President Nelson speaks with Enzo F. Petelo, the other youth speaker in the Saturday evening session.
Enzo F. Petelo shared how he spiritually prepared himself to baptize his little sister in his Saturday evening remarks. His other sisters acted as witnesses. 
Elder Ronald A. Rasband speaks with President Bonnie H. Cordon and Elder Peter M. Johnson. 
Elder Neil L. Andersen shared this picture of Floripes Luzia Damasio when she was 114 years old. She was baptized at 103 and received her endowment at 104. 
President Russell M. Nelson smiles before the Sunday morning session. During this session, President Nelson introduced a new proclamation, "The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World."
Elder Ronald A. Rasband recalled seeing this image on the news worldwide every night during the 2002 Olympics in his remarks. 
President M. Russell Ballard speaks with Elder James R. Rasband and Elder Richard J. Maynes at the Saturday morning session. 
Elder David A. Bednar shared interesting statistics about the growth of temples during President Nelson's lifetime. 
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President Henry B. Eyring greets Elder Quentin L. Cook during the Sunday afternoon session.
The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles pose with the Christus statue at the Rome Italy Temple. 
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President Russell M. Nelson gives a thumbs-up during the Saturday morning session.
Elder Gary. E Stevenson shared several images of the construction of the Salt Lake Temple during his remarks. 
Elder Gary E. Stevenson shared this quote from President Brigham Young: “I want to see [the] temple built in a manner that it will endure through the millennium. This is not the only temple we shall build; there will be hundreds of them built and dedicated to the Lord.”
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The location of conference was a nearly-empty auditorium in the Church Office Building due to COVID-19. 
In his remarks, Elder Ronald A. Rasband shared his experience meeting with leaders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) with President Nelson. 
President Dallin H. Oaks leads the sustaining of Church Officers
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Elder Benjamin M. Z. Tai shared the story of Brother Huang Juncong and how the gospel changed his life. 
President Joy D. Jones and President Russell M. Nelson visit with Primary children in the Smith family home in Palmyra, New York. 
Elder Neil L. Andersen talked about spiritually defining memories during his Saturday morning remarks. 
President Russell M. Nelson leads the Hosanna Shout on Sunday morning. 
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President Russell M. Nelson announced a new symbol for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the Saturday evening session. 
At the conclusion of conference, clips of Latter-day Saints from all over the world were shown singing, "We Thank Thee, O God, For A Prophet."
At the conclusion of conference, clips of Latter-day Saints from all over the world were shown singing, "We Thank Thee, O God, For A Prophet."
At the conclusion of conference, clips of Latter-day Saints from all over the world were shown singing, "We Thank Thee, O God, For A Prophet."
At the conclusion of conference, clips of Latter-day Saints from all over the world were shown singing, "We Thank Thee, O God, For A Prophet."
At the conclusion of conference, clips of Latter-day Saints from all over the world were shown singing, "We Thank Thee, O God, For A Prophet."
At the conclusion of conference, clips of Latter-day Saints from all over the world were shown singing, "We Thank Thee, O God, For A Prophet."
Members of the First Presidency and Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf join in the singing. 

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