SALT LAKE CITY – The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pronounces right this moment that the management classes for Normal Authorities, Space Seventies, and Normal Officers presently scheduled to be held on April 23, 2020, along side April basic convention, have been postponed for six months, till October 12 of this 12 months. Due to this fact, Normal Authorities serving exterior of the USA and all Space Seventies are excused from attending the overall convention in Salt Lake Metropolis.
Moreover, in view of statements issued by governments and well being organizations, members of the Church dwelling exterior the USA are discouraged from touring to the USA to attend the overall convention classes.
Out of an abundance of warning and with deep concern for international well being issues, in addition to sympathy for all who’ve been or could also be affected by the COVID-19 virus, we’re suspending management conferences related to the upcoming basic convention, the First Presidency mentioned in a ready assertion. We want to be good international residents and do what we are able to to restrict the unfold of this illness. We additionally need to relieve issues of our leaders, members, and their households associated to the uncertainties of journey presently.
This postponement applies solely to pre-conference management conferences. Current plans name for the overall classes of the April 2020 convention to be held as beforehand introduced.
We’re grateful that each one members who don’t journey to Salt Lake Metropolis will be capable of view the proceedings of April basic convention by expertise, the First Presidency said. With nice compassion, we pray for all whose lives have been affected by this sickness.