President Russell M. Nelson spoke during the Sunday afternoon session of October 2022 general conference. He emphasized the importance of focusing on the temple, and he announced 18 new temple locations — including four in metro Mexico City. The following is a summary of what he said.
President Nelson’s conference talk summary
The heavens have been open during the five conference sessions. “I pray that you have recorded your impressions and will follow through with them.”
Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, stand ready to help. “I urge you to increase your efforts to seek Their help.”
Season 4 of Book of Mormon Videos is coming, including depictions of the Savior’s appearance to the Nephites. “It is significant that the Savior chose to appear to the people at the temple. It is His house. It is filled with His power.”
Never lose sight of what the Lord is doing — He is making His temples more accessible, He is accelerating the pace at which temples are built, and He is increasing the ability to help gather Israel.
The Lord is also making it easier for each to become more spiritually refined. “I promise that increased time in the temple will bless your life in ways nothing else can.”
President Nelson’s announcement of 18 new temple locations included four in the Mexico City metropolitan area.
“May you focus on the temple in ways you never have before. I bless you to grow closer to God and Jesus Christ every day. I love you.”
Notable quotes from President Nelson’s conference talk
I pray that you have recorded your impressions and will follow through with them.
I promise that increased time in the temple will bless your life in ways nothing else can.
May you focus on the temple in ways you never have before.
Who is President Nelson?
- President Russell M. Nelson became the 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in January 2018, after serving 34 years in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He is now the oldest President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as the longest-living Apostle in this dispensation.
- A renowned surgeon, President Nelson assisted on the first human open-heart surgery in Utah using a heart-lung machine. In June 2018, the University of Utah honored President Nelson with an endowed chair in surgery.
- He and his late wife, Sister Dantzel White Nelson, who died in 2005, have 10 children, 57 grandchildren and more than 140 great-grandchildren. He married Sister Wendy Watson in 2006.
What has President Nelson done recently?
- During the April 2022 general conference, he taught that contention violates everything the Savior stood for, shared five ways to maintain positive spiritual momentum, and announced 17 new temple locations.
- A surprise guest at the Ephraim Utah Temple groundbreaking, President Nelson honors central Utah’s history, pioneers
- Calling every temple ‘a symbol of Jesus Christ,’ President Nelson rededicates the Washington D.C. Temple