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Learn From History; Have Faith

“This is the way it’s supposed to work. This is God’s plan: father and mother, grandfather and grandmother, teaching their children, children learning from them and becoming a more righteous generation through their own personal experiences and opportunities. Learning the lessons of the past allows you to build personal testimony on the solid bedrock of obedience, faith and the witness of the spirit.” Elder M Russel Ballard in 179th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Now is a wonderful time as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, as we listen to another Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Apostles and leaders of the Church talk and encourage and give the most important spin on the current events of the world. President Uchdorf gave counsel to not be distracted by unimportant or less important issues in our daily lives. We need to pay attention to all briefly but focus must go to the more important and driving issues we see. Certainly Family and obedience to the commandments of God are worthy of our attention as are any Church callings we may have. President Eyering called for courage and the taking of responsibility for others. Priesthood holders have the power of God and need to use it wisely so that many will benefit from their efforts. Economy and thrift was mentioned by several as a current very important way to be handling finance and all expendable items. Waste is not a wise option as there will not be income to replace what is wasted. Faith is an action word and grows with use as does the other connections to our God.

“This is not a time for fear, brethren, but rather a time for faith — a time for each of us who holds the priesthood to be his best self.”

Three suggestions will lead us to safety: study diligently, pray fervently and live righteously.

“To those within the sound of my voice who are struggling with challenges and difficulties large and small, prayer is the provider of spiritual strength.” President Thomas S. Monson in 179th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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