General Conference thoughts: Taking Upon Ourselves the Name of Jesus Christ

by Elder Robert C. Gay

The cause of Christian is not for the faint of heart.  There are mockers and scorners all around willing and able to point a finger and raise a voice in hearty laughter at someone’s expense.  And what better victim than someone who is trying to see good and beauty in others? Continue reading

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General Conference thoughts: All Must Take upon Them the Name Given of the Father

by Elder Paul B. Pieper

As it often happens, there is a subtle lesson in life in which the meaning or significance has become tainted or lost.  We no longer recognize the symbolism.  Instead, it has become largely misunderstood.  I’m referring to a bride taking the name of her husband at marriage and becoming known under his family tree. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Saving Ordinances Will Bring Us Marvelous Light

by Elder Taniela B. Wakolo

There is always that question of why.  Why am I doing this?  At least for me that question needs to be answered on a fairly regular basis.  A couple of months ago when spring finally started making its way with warm weather I asked that very same question as I headed into church.  Why am I going to church today?  It is so nice out!  Elder Wakolo answers that question.  Here’s the why. Continue reading