TWINFALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held their 187th Semi-Annual General Conference over the weekend in Salt Lake City.
Members of the church here in southern Idaho were also able to watch the meetings, even if they couldn't travel.
"We can watch it on TV, the internet, listen to it on the radio, we have some options to join in," said Shellien Gilliland, a member of the church from Filer.
Speakers for the meeting came from the church's leadership and they spoke on a wide variety of topics from scripture study and humility to current events.
"They are very aware of the difficulties going on in the world," Gilliland said.
Members of the Mormon faith see these messages as sources of hope and a way to strengthen their faith.
"It helps me to remember that I'm not alone in my struggles," said Sophia Bates, a church member from Twin Falls.
The president of the church, Thomas S. Monson, was unable to attend the meeting due to his health, but Henry B. Eyring, the first counselor in the first president of the church reminded members of Monson's most recent message.
"He spoke of the power of The Book of Mormon. He urged us to study ponder and apply it's teachings," Eyring said.
The women we spoke to said they love the spiritual boost they get from a religious centered weekend.
"It is such a reset for me it's a weekend to be able to stop and think about where I am in my life and what I'm doing," Bates said.
Gilliland told me she and other members use the addresses as a focus for their study for the next six months.
"I'm responsible to move forward and to take those moments of inspiration that I've had and apply them to my life to make things better," Gilliland said.