quotes tagged with 'members'

"The great work of moving the gospel forward has in the past, does now, and will in the future depend upon ordinary members."

Author: President Boyd K. Packer, Source: "The Least of These," Ensign, Nov. 2004, 87Saved by dyejo in work missionary members 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Let me say something of the marvelous members of the Church themselves. In the reorganization of a rather far-flung stake recently, I felt the Lord’s prompting to call a man to the stake presidency who, I had been told, owned a bicycle but no automobile. Many leaders across the Church don’t have cars, but I was nevertheless worried about what that might mean for this man in this particular stake. In my terminally-ill Spanish I pursued the interview, then said, “Hermano, żno tiene un auto?” With a smile and not a second’s hesitation he replied, “No tengo un auto; pero yo tengo pies, yo tengo fe.” (“I do not have a car, but I do have feet and I do have faith.”) He then said he could ride the bus, ride his bicycle, or walk, “como los misioneros,” he smiled—“like the missionaries.” And so he does.
Author: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: Abide in Me,” Liahona, May 2004, 30–32. http://www.lds.org/lds...Saved by mlsscaress in sacrifice calling effort dedication members lds missionaries 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The Lord said, "Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will." (D&C 58:27.) Good things can be done through the Church organization, community organizations, and very often through no formal organization at all.

In humanitarian work, as in other areas of the gospel, we cannot become the salt of the earth if we stay in one lump in the cultural halls of our beautiful meetinghouses.
Author: Glenn L. Pace, Source: General Conference, October 1990Saved by mlsscaress in service members aware 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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