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Apr 6
"Is the load I am carrying producing the spiritual traction that will enable me to press forward with faith in Christ on the straight and narrow path — and avoid getting stuck?" (Elder David A. Bednar, Quorum of 12 Apostles)
Happiness is not the absence of a load; bearing a load is a necessary part of the Plan of Happiness.
Also, here’s a visual approximation of Elder Bednar delivering his address (THAT HAIR):

"Is the load I am carrying producing the spiritual traction that will enable me to press forward with faith in Christ on the straight and narrow path — and avoid getting stuck?" (Elder David A. Bednar, Quorum of 12 Apostles)

Happiness is not the absence of a load; bearing a load is a necessary part of the Plan of Happiness.

Also, here’s a visual approximation of Elder Bednar delivering his address (THAT HAIR):


Jean A. StevensFirst Counselor, Primary PresidencyGod is watching over us; we are not alone."The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not a checklist of things to do … the gospel gives you wings.""We are not alone. You are not forgotten."

Jean A. Stevens
First Counselor, Primary Presidency
God is watching over us; we are not alone.
"The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not a checklist of things to do … the gospel gives you wings."
"We are not alone. You are not forgotten."


Elder M. Russell BallardQuorum of 12 ApostlesNo matter how great your mission is, you may not get a good chance to deliver it without a consistent follow-up."Let us follow-up, and make it a habit to always make it clear that we belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.""Extending an invitation without following up is like beginning a journey without finishing it … without the completed action, the commitment is hollow." (Preach my Gospel)"Preach my Gospel is a guidebook for missionary work — which means it is a guidebook for all of us.”"We succeed when we invite … and follow up."

Elder M. Russell Ballard
Quorum of 12 Apostles
No matter how great your mission is, you may not get a good chance to deliver it without a consistent follow-up.
"Let us follow-up, and make it a habit to always make it clear that we belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints."
"Extending an invitation without following up is like beginning a journey without finishing it … without the completed action, the commitment is hollow." (Preach my Gospel)
"Preach my Gospel is a guidebook for missionary work — which means it is a guidebook for all of us.”
"We succeed when we invite … and follow up."


"These are your days — to stand strong as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ." (Neil L. Andersen, Quorum of 12 Apostles)

"These are your days — to stand strong as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ." (Neil L. Andersen, Quorum of 12 Apostles)


"Our Savior has the power to cleanse and to heal.” — Linda S. Reeves, Relief Society General Presidency.

"Our Savior has the power to cleanse and to heal.” — Linda S. Reeves, Relief Society General Presidency.


A summary of Elder Zwick’s talk in #ldsconf. 

A summary of Elder Zwick’s talk in #ldsconf. 


Apr 5
Our family history centers are now in our homes.
"We need to be connected to both our roots and branches. The thought of being associated in the eternal realm is, indeed, glorious."
"Attending the temple for spiritual renewal, peace, safety and direction in our lives is also a great reason."
"Don’t underestimate the influence of the deceased in assisting your efforts, and the joy in meeting those whom you serve."

Our family history centers are now in our homes.

"We need to be connected to both our roots and branches. The thought of being associated in the eternal realm is, indeed, glorious."

"Attending the temple for spiritual renewal, peace, safety and direction in our lives is also a great reason."

"Don’t underestimate the influence of the deceased in assisting your efforts, and the joy in meeting those whom you serve."


W. Craig ZwickQuorum of 70
There exists today a great need for men and women to cultivate a love and respect across wide canyons of disagreement.
"It doesn’t matter who is right; what matters is listening to each other and understanding the other’s communication."

W. Craig Zwick
Quorum of 70

There exists today a great need for men and women to cultivate a love and respect across wide canyons of disagreement.

"It doesn’t matter who is right; what matters is listening to each other and understanding the other’s communication."


"We need to continually ask ourselves if we are doers of the word of Christ."Some risks are serious, and can lead us off the right path. But if we follow the signs, we will make it.We will meet the Savior again — and we will recognize him because we followed him.

"We need to continually ask ourselves if we are doers of the word of Christ."
Some risks are serious, and can lead us off the right path. But if we follow the signs, we will make it.
We will meet the Savior again — and we will recognize him because we followed him.



Elder Robert D. HalesQuorum of 12 ApostlesBe careful who you follow."As we live the gospel, we progress in our understand of obedience.""Some will obey selectively, because they cannot see all the reasons for a commandment."In our obedience, we understand the essential role of agency."In choosing whether we will obey, it is always helpful to remember the consequences of our choices.""As disciples of Christ, we have a sacred obligation to uphold his laws, commandments, and the covenants which we take upon us.""Our love for the Savior is the key to Savior-like obedience."

Elder Robert D. Hales
Quorum of 12 Apostles
Be careful who you follow.
"As we live the gospel, we progress in our understand of obedience."
"Some will obey selectively, because they cannot see all the reasons for a commandment."
In our obedience, we understand the essential role of agency.
"In choosing whether we will obey, it is always helpful to remember the consequences of our choices."
"As disciples of Christ, we have a sacred obligation to uphold his laws, commandments, and the covenants which we take upon us."
"Our love for the Savior is the key to Savior-like obedience."


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