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'Find New Ways to Invite Others to General Conference'

Elder Nielsen encourages Pacific Latter-day Saints to reach out

Elder S. Gifford Nielsen, First Counsellor in the Pacific Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is no stranger to TV studios and cameras.

In fact, following his career playing for the Houston Oilers in the (US) National Football League, Elder Nielsen was a professional news and sports broadcaster in Texas for 25 years.

This week Elder Nielsen extended an invitation to members of the Church across the Pacific Area (Australia, New Zealand, and the islands of the South Pacific) to get in front of a camera, if available, to tell others about the Church’s semi-annual General Conference and what it means to them.


He suggested that people may decide to use a smartphone or some other camera to create a short video about the faith’s twice yearly General Conference. And then to post the video on social media, or email it to their friends.

“If you don’t have access to a smartphone or another type of camera, just post your ideas and feelings about General Conference on Facebook, Twitter or other social media; or send a letter or email to a friend or relative,” he said.

“If you’d prefer, visit or call someone to invite them to come watch General Conference with you.”

He added, “We have the opportunity every six months to listen to the inspired words of counsel and encouragement of modern-day prophets and apostles. What a gift! Let’s invite our family, friends and others to join us in watching conference. As we do so we will be giving them the opportunity to feel God’s love and receive inspiration to help them in their own lives and families.”

View examples of General Conference-related memes and posts.



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