President Russell M. Nelson, the 17th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will participate remotely in the October 2023 general conference. This decision comes after the recent fall that President Nelson experienced, which resulted in him injuring the muscles in his lower back. As a result, he will not be attending the Saturday and Sunday sessions of the conference in person.
Despite not being able to attend in person, President Nelson remains committed to sharing his message with the Church members. In a general conference message, he shared his plans for participation and expressed his gratitude for the technology that allows him to connect with the Church members. He will be watching the conference through technology, just like most of the viewers.
President Nelson’s Leadership and Contributions
President Russell M. Nelson has been a prominent figure in the Church, leading with a focus on the teachings of Jesus Christ. Throughout his presidency, he has delivered several impactful messages during general conferences, addressing various topics such as the importance of peacemakers, the role of temples, and the need to overcome the world and find rest.
During the April 2023 general conference, President Nelson announced 15 new temple locations, demonstrating his commitment to the growth and expansion of the Church. His leadership has been characterized by a whirlwind of changes, adjustments, announcements, rescissions, and reforms, making a significant impact on the global faith.
October 2023 General Conference
The October 2023 general conference, also known as the Church’s 193rd Semiannual General Conference, will feature messages from the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other Church leaders. Five general sessions will be held for all individuals, families, and friends, with the conference schedule, how to watch, and highlights from the April 2023 general conference available for reference.
Millions of viewers are expected to tune in to the conference, which will provide an opportunity for Church members to receive guidance, inspiration, and teachings from their leaders. The conference will be a time of spiritual growth and reflection, as Church leaders address the needs and concerns of the global membership.