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Particular person Discuss Summaries
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President M. Russell Ballard, Appearing President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, opened the Saturday afternoon session of October 2022 normal convention noting this 12 months is the one hundred and seventy fifth anniversary of the arrival of pioneers within the Salt Lake Valley.
“My great-grandparents and different early pioneers confronted many obstacles as they got here by wagons, handcarts and strolling to the Salt Lake Valley. We too will face challenges in our particular person journeys by means of our lives,” President Ballard mentioned.
Whereas folks at this time aren’t pushing handcarts or driving wagons,”we are attempting as they did to spiritually overcome the temptations and challenges of our day. … Though the challenges at this time are totally different than these of the early pioneers, those that they had are not any much less difficult for us.”
He invited: “Might we ever comply with within the footsteps of Jesus Christ and, with religion in our each footstep, concentrate on Him, holding our toes firmly planted on the covenant path.”
The Saturday afternoon session additionally included remarks from two members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, a member of the Presidency of the Seventy and a counselor within the Aid Society Common Presidency.
Sister Kristin M. Yee, Second Counselor within the Aid Society Common Presidency, centered on the therapeutic energy of forgiveness, together with in her personal life.
“To all who’re brokenhearted, captive, bruised and maybe blinded by damage or sin, He gives therapeutic, restoration and deliverance. I testify that the therapeutic and restoration He gives is actual,” she mentioned.
Elder Paul V. Johnson of the Presidency of the Seventy taught how perfection and altering one’s coronary heart come solely by means of the Savior and His Atonement.
“Our Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ love us and have graciously supplied to vary us and ideal us. They wish to do that. It’s central to Their work and glory. I testify They’ve energy to do that as we come to Them in religion,” he mentioned.
Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke about true partnership and divine obligations of a wedding relationship.
“I testify to you that as we — men and women — work collectively in a real and equal partnership, we are going to benefit from the unity taught by the Savior as we fulfill the divine obligations in our marriage relationships,” Elder Soares mentioned.
Elder James W. McConkie III, who was sustained as a Common Authority Seventy in April, shared how “we’re all engaged as Latter-day Saint disciples within the work of bringing others to Christ.”
Elder Jorge F. Zeballos, Common Authority Seventy, used a civil engineering analogy to show how one can construct a life immune to the adversary. The plan of salvation, the restored gospel and path from dwelling prophets are “divinely designed ‘plans’ and the ‘technical specs’ that train us clearly how one can assemble joyful lives, lives which might be immune to sin, immune to temptation, immune to assaults from Devil.”
Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles outlined three elements of the doctrine of belonging: the function of belonging in gathering the Lord’s covenant folks, the significance of service and sacrifice in belonging, and the centrality of Jesus Christ in belonging.
“We ought to be diligent in rooting prejudice and discrimination out of the Church, out of our houses, and most of all out of our hearts,” Elder Christofferson mentioned. “As our Church inhabitants grows ever extra numerous, our welcome should develop ever extra spontaneous and heat. We want each other.”
The music was supplied by a missionary choir together with educating and repair missionaries directed by Ryan Eggett with organists Joseph Peeples and Andrew Unsworth. Choices included “Known as To Serve,” “Religion in Each Footstep,” “I’ll Go The place You Need Me To Go” and “Hope of Israel,” and the congregation music was “Glory to God on Excessive.”
President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor within the First Presidency, carried out the Saturday afternoon session, and President Henry B. Eyring, Second Counselor within the First Presidency, introduced the sustaining of Church leaders. Elder Takashi Wada and Elder Hans T. Growth, each Common Authority Seventies, supplied prayers.