Orrin P. Miller

First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric (December 4, 1907 – July 7, 1918)
Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric (October 24, 1901 – December 4, 1907)

General Conference Addresses

  • April 1915 General Conference
    • Gathering for Conference
      • “And now, my young brethren and sisters, you who have been born in these valleys, born “under the droppings of the sanctuary,” heirs to the holy priesthood in the new and everlasting covenant which God has established in the earth, how we should rejoice in these things, and always be grateful and willing to bear our testimony to the great blessings which the Lord has given unto us as His children. How we venerate the names and the memories of our aged parents. We do not need to hire men to teach us, and to proclaim to us that the Gospel is true ; thousands of white-haired veterans could stand up in the congregations of the Saints today, should the President ask them, yea, ten thousand of them could rise up and proclaim in power and authority, but in a humble spirit, that they know Jesus is the Christ and that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. We have been taught this truth, and have received a knowledge of it, we have received the Holy Ghost, and that testimony has come to us, having obeyed the law upon which these blessings are predicated. It is not guess-work with us ; we know it for a surety, we have been converted and convinced of these truths.”
  • October 1906 General Conference
    • The Temporal Affairs of the Kingdom
      • “The labor in the Presiding Bishop’s office is entirely of a temporal character, and my mind is so much engrossed in the temporal affairs of the kingdom that it is a hard matter for me to speak about spiritual matters.”
      • “It has been my privilege, my brethren and sisters to be born in these valleys, and I have attended the general conferences of the Church from my earliest childhood as far back as I can remember, but I cannot recall an instance when the Holy Ghost has been more manifest in the discourses of our brethren than during this conference.”

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