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Australian Mormons Prepare for Semi-Annual Worldwide General Conference

Lynne Thacker, from Sydney, is one of many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Australia who is looking forward to the Church's semi-annual General Conference this week.

"I love having the opportunity to hear from our Prophet and the apostles," Lynne says.

"The messages help me stay strong.  They always address current issues that are important to me as a wife and mother. They give me words to live by."

According to Latter-day Saint belief, the Church's leaders, who are given the title "prophets" and "apostles", represent our Heavenly Father in presenting to his earthly children those messages that are important in today's day and age.  While they often repeat the words of ancient prophets and apostles found in the scriptures, they are able to reveal God's instructions for issues that people in former times never faced.

The General Conference takes place in Salt Lake City, Utah on the first weekends of April and October each year.  This weekend’s conference will include five sessions over the course of two days, Saturday and Sunday, 4th and 5th of October.

While General Conference occurs this weekend in the United States, Australians watch recorded sessions, streamed via the internet, on the 11th and 12th of October because of time zone differences.   

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