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Sealing Power of the Priesthood

“I thank [Joseph Smith] and love him for the sealing power of the holy priesthood that makes possible and certain the continuance of the family through eternity. I have said many times that if nothing else came out of all the sorrow and travail and pain of the...

Priesthood Power

“I thank my Eternal Father for the restoration of the holy priesthood, that ‘every man might speak in the name of God the Lord, even the Savior of the world’ (D&C 1:20). I have seen the beauty and wonder of that priesthood in the governance of this remarkable...

Mission Memory

“I always remember two young men who served in my mission. One was a superstar. He was educated. He was bright. He was quick. He was a little arrogant. We had another who was a sign painter. He came from a sign shop with very little education, but he knew his...

Prayer

“I can call on the Lord for help as a leader in this Church. I know we do it, but we need to do it a little more earnestly. Nothing helps so much as putting a matter in the hands of the Lord. . . I don’t hesitate to say that I have had prayers answered. I know that. I...

The Power of My Mother

“Nearly sixty years have gone since my mother passed away. At the time I was a university student. I have forgotten much of what I was studying then, but he memories of those last months of my mother’s life remain ever green, as do the memories of earlier years. I...

Missionaries: Power Over Fear

“Is there a missionary who has never felt fear? I know of none. Of course we feel fear now and again. Some are fearful of tracting. Some are fearful of their own capacity. Some are fearful of dogs. Some are fearful of speaking out in declaration of the truth. All of...

A Little Card

“When I went on my mission, my father gave me a little card with a verse from the New Testament, the words of the Lord to the centurion servant who brought news concerning the little daughter of the centurion. Those words, “be not afraid, only believe.” I commend...

Excellence

“My plea to each of you is that we constantly take the position that every one of us can do better than we are doing. We are in a constant search for excellence. That search must be continuous and never ending. It must be consuming and unrelenting…. In this highly...

Birth Control

“Much has been said…about birth control. I like to think of the positive side of the equation, of the meaning and sanctity of life, of the purpose of this estate in our eternal journey, of the need for the experiences of mortal life under the great plan of God our...

Baptism

“Some people wonder why we don’t accept the baptisms of other churches.  We don’t for two reasons: It isn’t done in the proper way and it isn’t done by the proper authority. And so, when a convert comes into this Church he must be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ,...

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