We would startle the world. Two Significant Sites of the Restoration. I believe as General Authorities we are under the sacred and holy obligation to take the message to the Church. Our generation has had periods of some respite from the foe. Listen to the spirit when your flesh is weak. It is my belief that President Howard W. Hunter, quoting that wonderful scripture in Jeremiah, knew that in a future day not many years off President Packer would help us qualify for the fulfillment of this wonderful blessing. It is he and his writings that Elder James E. Talmage quotes in Jesus the Christ. Can you imagine how the Lord feels about a family of people like that who have faithfully paid their tithes and offerings and also tens of thousands of dollars to support their own missionaries? Boyd has served as a stake president,and his wife has a background of faith and testimony. Of the Seventy. When we do this with a sincere heart, with real intent, forsaking our sins, and renewing our commitment to God, the Lord provides a way whereby sins can be forgiven from week to week. In so doing, they will find that a mission blesses their children, their grandchildren, and their great-grandchildren in a way that could not otherwise be done. Let us say, as we sing in our hymn: I’ll go where you want me to go, dear Lord. Let our missionary ranks swell to tens of thousands of couples. 1979, 117; or Ensign, May 1979, 84). They returned home for a short period, then again submitted their papers. It is wonderful when we have mature, skilled, experienced fishers and hunters. Premiere date. Devotional address delivered at the Brigham Young University Marriott Center, 13 February 2001. The Church needs a great host of missionary couples. : Title of print version: Things too wonderful for me. consequences if we choose not to obey.” Vaughn J. Featherstone A temple is a retreat from the vicissitudes of life, a place of prayer and meditation providing an opportunity to receive inner peace, inspiration, guidance, and, frequently, solutions to the problems … “And now, my beloved brethren, if this be the case that these things are true which I have spoken unto you, and God will show unto you, with power and great glory at the last day, that they are true, and if they are true has the day of miracles ceased? … Couples add stability to a mission. Her former husband is a rascal; he has not paid one penny of child support or alimony. I was moved to tears with emotion as I thought about her love and devotion to this Church. They are young at heart, the missionaries loved them, and what a contribution they made! This was not a message for us only; it is a message for every member of the Church. Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone. Yet neither she nor any of us can get in the Lord’s debt. It is wonderful when we have mature, skilled, experienced fishers and hunters. You just go and talk to your bishop—that is all you need to do” (The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, ed. Not all of us are able, but many, many of us are. Copyright © 2020 More Famous Quotes. Then add $750 a month in addition to her tithing and we get some small idea of her love for the Lord. Her maturity and commitment made her a wonderfully successful missionary. Hundreds of thousands of new members join the Church each year, and they need to hear a friendly voice of support and comfort from experienced members” (Ensign, Feb. 1996, 12). It has been my experience that fasting, prayer, study, and pondering are essential. Sister Vi Rindels served as a missionary in the England Manchester Mission. President wrote Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone a letter to ask him about the validity of that quote. Consider the power and influence this will have in the lives of our children and grandchildren. Our generation can and will make a difference in this great world. The Lord said in Doctrine and Covenants 31:5 [D&C 31:5]: “Therefore, thrust in your sickle with all your soul, and your sins are forgiven you, and you shall be laden with sheaves upon your back, for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Moroni helps us to understand how important this work is: “And he hath said: Repent all ye ends of the earth, and come unto me, and be baptized in my name, and have faith in me, that ye may be saved. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html. Just being there and being available is a tremendous blessing to the branch. We both look very” — Sasha Alexander, “Charley Hapgood is what they call a rising young man - somebody told me as much. Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone, emeritus member of the Seventy, gave similar counsel: The season of the world before us will be like no other in the history of mankind.