Many events have happened in the past General Conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most of these events have been life changing and very exciting.In 1978, at the 148th Semiannual General Conference, a revelation from President Spencer W. Kimball was accepted that gave the church's temple blessings and priesthood to all worthy males -- regardless of race or color. Just last year, in the 2012 October General Conference, the age restriction for missionaries was reduced. Previously the missionary age for men was 19 and for women it was 21. Now men can leave for their missions at 18 and women can leave at the age of 19. Because of this change, thousands of new missionaries have turned in their papers and are now serving their own mission for the LDS Church.