Thursday, September 30, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 30, 2010 - Hinckley on Immoral Things

"No son or daughter of our Heavenly Father can afford to partake of things that will weaken the mind, the body, or the eternal spirit. These include drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and pornography. You cannot be involved in immoral activity. You cannot do these things and be valiant as warriors in the cause of the Lord in the great, everlasting contest that goes on for the souls of our Father's children."

Gordon B. Hinckley, "An Unending Conflict, a Victory Assured," Ensign, June 2007, 8

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 29, 2010 - Monson on Repentance

“Keep the commandments of God. If you have sinned, the sooner you begin to make your way back, the sooner you will find the sweet peace and joy that come with the miracle of forgiveness. Happiness comes from living the way the Lord wants you to live and from service to God and others.”

Thomas S. Monson, “Preparation Brings Blessings,” Ensign, May 2010, 66-67

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 28, 2010 - Christofferson on Scripture Study

"Because they expound the doctrine of Christ, the scriptures are accompanied by the Holy Spirit, whose role it is to bear witness of the Father and the Son (see 3 Nephi 11:32). Therefore, being in the scriptures is one way we receive the Holy Ghost. Of course, scripture is given through the Holy Ghost in the first place (see 2 Peter 1:21; D&C 20:26–27; 68:4), and that same Spirit can attest its truth to you and me. Study the scriptures carefully, deliberately. Ponder and pray over them. Scriptures are revelation, and they will bring added revelation."

D. Todd Christofferson, "The Blessing of Scripture," Ensign, May 2010, 35

Monday, September 27, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 27, 2010 - Uchtdorf on Trusting God

“All you have to do is trust your Heavenly Father. Trust Him enough to follow His plan.”

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Your Happily Ever After,” Ensign, May 2010, 127

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I Love to See the Kyiv Ukraine Temple

The Kyiv Ukraine Temple was announced on July 20, 1998, less than a month after the dedication of the first meetinghouse in Ukraine. It was dedicated on August 29, 2010 by President Thomas S Monson. The dedication was streamed via encrypted internet to Stake Centers in the Temple District, the first time the Internet has been used to carry a Temple Dedication.

The Temple sits on 12.35 and has two ordinance and two sealing rooms in its 22,184 square feet. The exterior is Amarelo Macieira granite with quartzite crystals which reflect sunlight.

The Kyiv Ukraine Temple is the 134th operating Temple, and the most recent. It is the first (and only) Temple in the former Soviet Union, and the 11th Temple in Europe.

I Love to See the Veracruz México Temple

The Veracruz México Temple is the 93rd Operating Temple. It was announced on April 14, 1999 and dedicated on July 9, 2000 by President Thomas S Monson. It was the 24th Temple to be dedicated in the year 2000.

The Temple sits on 3.4 acres and has an exterior of Blanco Guardiano white marble from Torreón, Mexico. There are two ordinance rooms and two sealing rooms in the 10,500 square feet of the Temple.

Daily Thought -- September 26, 2010 - Hales on Parents

“It is impossible to overestimate the influence of parents who understand the hearts of their children. Research shows that during the most important transitions of life—including those periods when youth are most likely to drift away from the Church—the greatest influence does not come from an interview with the bishop or some other leader but from the regular, warm, friendly, caring interaction with parents.”

Robert D. Hales, “Our Duty to God: The Mission of Parents and Leaders to the Rising Generation,” Ensign, May 2010, 95

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 25, 2010 - Monson on Repentance

"Brother [Thomas B.] Marsh was one of the first modern-day Apostles . . . . He eventually became President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles."While the Saints were in Far West, Missouri, Elizabeth Marsh, Thomas's wife, and her friend Sister Harris decided they would exchange milk in order to make more cheese than they otherwise could. . . . They agreed that they should not save what were called the strippings. . . . Strippings came at the end of the milking and were richer in cream."Sister Harris was faithful to the agreement, but Sister Marsh, desiring to make some especially delicious cheese, saved a pint of strippings from each cow and sent Sister Harris the milk without the strippings. This caused the two women to quarrel. . . . The matter was referred to the home teachers to settle. They found Elizabeth Marsh guilty of failure to keep her agreement. She and her husband were upset with the decision, and the matter was then referred to the bishop for a Church trial. The bishop's court decided that the strippings were wrongfully saved. . . ."Thomas Marsh appealed to the high council, and the men comprising this council confirmed the bishop's decision. He then appealed to the First Presidency of the Church. Joseph Smith and his counselors considered the case and upheld the decision of the high council."Elder Thomas B. Marsh, who sided with his wife through all of this, became angrier with each successive decision—so angry, in fact, that he went before a magistrate and swore that the Mormons were hostile toward the state of Missouri. . . ."After 19 years of rancor and loss, Thomas B. Marsh made his way to the Salt Lake Valley and asked President Brigham Young for forgiveness. . . . Said Brother Marsh: 'The Lord could get along very well without me and He . . . lost nothing by my falling out of the ranks; But O what have I lost?! Riches, greater riches than all this world or many planets like this could afford' (Thomas B. Marsh to Heber C. Kimball, May 5, 1857, Brigham Young Collection, Church History Library)."

Thomas S. Monson, "School Thy Feelings, O My Brother," Ensign, Nov. 2009, 68

Friday, September 24, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 24, 2010 - Schwitzer on the Holy Ghost

“We are given the gift of the Holy Ghost after our baptism, but often we leave this gift on the shelf, forgetting that He will help us in the most important judgments of our lives. The Lord gave us this gift, knowing we would face difficult decisions in life. Listening to this voice is vital in developing good judgment. A relationship of listening often requires a quiet environment in which we can take time to ponder and hear the still, small voice. This peaceful environment is both external and internal.”

Gregory A. Schwitzer, “Developing Good Judgment and Not Judging Others,” Ensign, May 2010, 105

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 23, 2010 - Dibb on Virtue

“A month ago I visited a group of young women. I asked the older girls what advice they would give a new Beehive to help her to remain faithful and virtuous in every setting that she may encounter. One young woman said, ‘When you walk down the halls of your school, you might, out of the corner of your eye, see something that catches your attention, something that doesn’t seem quite right. You may be curious and want to look. My advice to you is this: Don’t look. I promise you’ll regret it if you do. Believe me; just look straight ahead.’ ”

Ann M. Dibb, “Be of a Good Courage,” Ensign, May 2010, 115

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 22, 2010 - Maxwell on Joseph Smith

"A . . . marvel of the translation process is that although he was intensely involved in translating an ancient record, the Prophet Joseph himself was clearly unschooled in things ancient. For example, early in the work he came across words concerning a wall around Jerusalem and asked Emma if the city indeed had walls. She affirmed what Joseph simply hadn't known. (See E. C. Briggs, "Interview with David Whitmer," Saints' Herald, 21 June 1884, 396.)"He knew nothing, either, of the literary form called chiasmus, which appears in the Bible at various places and, significantly, also appears in the Book of Mormon. . . .". . . We marvel that the Prophet Joseph Smith worked completely without referring to any other sources. None of the 12 people who either participated or merely observed mentioned Joseph's having any reference materials present. . . . Since the Prophet dictated openly, these individuals would have been aware of any suspicious behavior or procedures. Emma was emphatic on this very point: 'He had neither manuscript nor book to read from, [and] if he had anything of the kind he could not have concealed it from me' ("Last Testimony of Sister Emma," 289, 290)."Thus the Book of Mormon came through, but not from, Joseph Smith!"

Neal A. Maxwell,, "By the Gift and Power of God," Ensign, Jan. 1997, 36

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 21, 2010 - Uchtdorf on Patience

“Patience is not passive resignation, nor is it failing to act because of our fears. Patience means active waiting and enduring. It means staying with something and doing all that we can—working, hoping, and exercising faith; bearing hardship with fortitude, even when the desires of our hearts are delayed. Patience is not simply enduring; it is enduring well!”

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Continue in Patience,” Ensign, May 2010, 57

Monday, September 20, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 20, 2010 - Eyring on Personal Progress Program

"The Young Women program has in it [a] powerful pattern to develop spiritual strength in the young women and to offer the opportunity for us to help. Personal Progress helps young women prepare to receive the ordinances of the temple. They are helped by the examples of mothers, grandmothers, and every righteous woman around them in the Church. I have seen how parents helped a daughter achieve her goals and dreams by noticing and appreciating all the good things she does."

Henry B. Eyring, "Help Them on Their Way Home," Ensign, May 2010, 24–25

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I Love to See The Hague Netherlands Temple

The Hague Netherlands Temple was built on the site of a former Wardhouse in the city of Zoetermeer (Or "Sweet Lake"). The Temple sits in a city park, and the Church own little more land than the Temple footprint. The city built an adjacent surface parking lot, and the Church also has a 40-stall parking garage under the Temple, with a lot of room for bicycles as well.

There are two ordinance and two sealing rooms in the Temple's 10,500 Square feet. It has an exterior of polished granite. It was announced on August 16, 1999 and dedicated on September 8, 2002 by Gordon B Hinckley (the day after he rededicated the Feiberg Germany Temple). It is the 114th operating Temple.

I Love to See the Sapporo Japan Temple

The Sapporo Japan Temple was announced by President Thomas S Monson on October 3,2009 during General Conference. It is in the planning and approval phase. No timetable has been given yet for construction.

It will be built adjacent to the campus of Hokusei Gakuen University. It will be the third Temple in Japan.

Daily Thought -- September 19, 2010 - Holland on Christian Behavior

"It has always been a wonderful testimony to me of the Prophet Joseph's greatness and the greatness of all of our prophets, including and especially the Savior of the world in His magnificence, that in the midst of such distress and difficulty they could remain calm and patient, charitable and forgiving—that they could even talk that way, let alone live that way. But they could, and they did. They remembered their covenants, they disciplined themselves, and they knew that we must live the gospel at all times, not just when it is convenient and not just when things are going well. Indeed, they knew that the real test of our faith and our Christian discipleship is when things are not going smoothly. That is when we get to see what we're made of and how strong our commitment to the gospel really is."Surely the classic example of this is that in the most painful hours of the Crucifixion the Savior could say, 'Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do' (Luke 23:34). That is a hard thing to ask when we're hurting or have been offended, are tired or stressed out or suffering innocently. But that is when Christian behavior may matter the most. As Joseph was taught in his prison-temple [at Liberty Jail], even in distress and sorrow we must 'let [our] bowels . . . be full of charity towards all men . . . ; then [and only then] shall [our] confidence wax strong in the presence of God; and . . . the Holy Ghost shall be [our] constant companion' (D&C 121:45–46)."

Jeffrey R. Holland, "Lessons from Liberty Jail," Ensign, Sept. 2009, 32

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 18, 2010 - Maxwell on Timing

The issue for us is trusting God enough to trust also His timing. If we can truly believe He has our welfare at heart, may we not let His plans unfold as He thinks best? The same is true with the second coming and with all those matters wherein our faith needs to include faith in the Lord's timing for us personally, not just in His overall plans and purposes.

-Neal A Maxwell, "Even As I Am" (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1982), 93

Friday, September 17, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 17, 2010

“To access information from heaven, one must first have a firm faith and a deep desire. One needs to ‘ask with a sincere heart [and] real intent, having faith in [Jesus] Christ’ (Moroni 10:4). ‘Real intent’ means that one really intends to follow the divine direction given.”

Russell M. Nelson, “Ask, Seek, Knock,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 81

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 16, 2010

"Faith in the Savior requires more than mere belief. The Apostle James taught that even the devils believe and tremble (see James 2:19). But true faith requires work. The difference between the devils and the faithful members of this Church is not belief but work. Faith grows by keeping the commandments. We must work at keeping the commandments."

Wilford W. Andersen, "The Rock of Our Redeemer," Ensign, May 2010, 17

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 15, 2010

“No testimony is more significant to us in our time than the witness of Joseph Smith. He was the prophet chosen to restore the ancient Church of Christ in this, the last time when the gospel will be on the earth before the return of Jesus Christ. Like all the prophets who opened the work of God in their dispensations, Joseph was given especially clear and powerful prophetic experiences to prepare the world for the Savior’s Second Coming.”

Robert D. Hales, “Seeking to Know God, Our Heavenly Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 30

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 14, 2010

"As I have contemplated the foundation laid by the early Saints, I have reviewed with reverence the sacrifice and devotion which they showed for the cause of truth. The pillars of their faith are still resident with us as a people today. We, like the early Saints, believe and testify, as the first pillar of our faith, that the Prophet Joseph Smith did indeed see the Father and the Son in the grove of trees in the spring of 1820. Said he, 'I had actually seen a light, and in the midst of that light I saw two Personages, and they did in reality speak to me' (JS—H 1:25). To those who questioned his experience, Joseph wrote, 'Why persecute me for telling the truth? I have actually seen a vision; and . . . why does the world think to make me deny what I have actually seen? For I had seen a vision; I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it' (ibid.)."

Howard W. Hunter, "The Pillars of Our Faith," Ensign, Sept. 1994, 54

Monday, September 13, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 13, 2010

“We live in perilous times when many believe we are not accountable to God and that we do not have personal responsibility or stewardship for ourselves or others. Many in the world are focused on self-gratification, put themselves first, and love pleasure more than they love righteousness. They do not believe they are their brother’s keeper. In the Church, however, we believe that these stewardships are a sacred trust.”

Quentin L. Cook, “Stewardship—a Sacred Trust,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 91

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I Love to See the Mesa Arizona Temple

The Mesa Arizona Temple was announced on October 3, 1919, and was dedicated on October 23-26 1927 by Heber J Kimball. It was the seventh Temple in operation.

In 1945, it became the first Temple to offer ordinances is a language other than Spanish.

The Temple closed in 1974 to undergo extensive remodeling. It was rededicated April 15-16 1975 by Spencer W Kimball.

The Temple has four ordinance rooms and nine sealing rooms in its 113,916 square feet. It sits on 20 square acres which includes a visitors center. It's exterior is Concrete reinforced with 130 tons of steel. Exterior is faced with glazed egg-shell colored terra cotta tiles.

I Love to See the Copenhagen Denmark Temple

The Copenhagen Denmark Temple is the second Temple build in Scandinavia, and also the second Temple built from an existing building. Prior to being the Temple, it was the Priorvej chapel, which was dedicated in 1931.

The Temple was announced on March 17, 1999 and dedicated May 23, 2004 by Gordon B Hinckley. It has two ordinance rooms and two sealing rooms in its 25,000 square feet. It sits on less than 1 acre, and has the original brick exterior from 1931.

Daily Thought -- September 12, 2010

“The invitation to repent is rarely a voice of chastisement but rather a loving appeal to turn around and to ‘re-turn’ toward God. It is the beckoning of a loving Father and His Only Begotten Son to be more than we are, to reach up to a higher way of life, to change, and to feel the happiness of keeping the commandments.”

Neil L. Andersen, “Repent . . . That I May Heal You,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 40

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 11, 2010

“It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life’s story will develop.”

-President Uchtdorf, General Young Women’s Meeting, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 10, 2010

“Just as the Salt Lake Temple took 40 years to build, stone by stone, you are building a virtuous life, step by step. You have made covenants to be obedient. You have made some good choices. The patterns of virtue you develop now will help you to continually hold fast to the iron rod. You will never be alone on your journey because the Savior will always be with you, and you can repent. You have been blessed with the Holy Ghost to comfort and guide you. Look to the examples of the believers in your life, and seek to help others on their journey.”

Mary N. Cook, “A Virtuous Life—Step by Step,” Ensign, May 2009, 119

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 9, 2010

"Many answers to difficult questions are found by reading the scriptures because the scriptures are an aid to revelation. Insight found in scripture accumulates over time, so it is important to spend some time in the scriptures every day. Daily prayer is also essential to having the Lord's Spirit with us. Those who earnestly seek help through prayer and scripture study often have a paper and pencil nearby to write questions and record impressions and ideas."

Julie B. Beck, "And upon the Handmaids in Those Days Will I Pour Out My Spirit," Ensign, May 2010, 11

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 8, 2010

“Embedded in the gospel of Jesus Christ there are eternal principles and truths that will last far longer than the principles of building ships and roofs. You and I, as members of the Lord’s true Church, have special access and insight into these eternal principles and truths, especially when we listen to the Spirit for individual guidance and hear the prophet’s voice as he declares the will of God to the members of the Church.”

L. Tom Perry, “The Past Way of Facing the Future,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 74-75

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 7, 2010

"The year was 1820; the season, spring. The boy with questions walked into the grove of his father's farm. There, finding himself alone, he pleaded in prayer for that wisdom which James promised would be given liberally to those who ask of God in faith (see James 1:5). There, in circumstances which he has described in much detail, he beheld the Father and the Son, the great God of the universe and the risen Lord, both of whom spoke to him."This transcendent experience opened the marvelous work of restoration. It lifted the curtain on the long-promised dispensation of the fulness of times."For more than a century and a half, enemies, critics, and some would-be scholars have worn out their lives trying to disprove the validity of that vision. Of course they cannot understand it. The things of God are understood by the Spirit of God. There had been nothing of comparable magnitude since the Son of God walked the earth in mortality. Without it as a foundation stone for our faith and organization, we have nothing. With it, we have everything."Much has been written, much will be written, in an effort to explain it away. The finite mind cannot comprehend it. But the testimony of the Holy Spirit, experienced by countless numbers of people all through the years since it happened, bears witness that it is true, that it happened as Joseph Smith said it happened, that it was as real as the sunrise over Palmyra, that it is an essential foundation stone, a cornerstone, without which the Church could not be 'fitly framed together.' "

Gordon B. Hinckley, "Four Cornerstones of Faith," Ensign, Feb. 2004, 5

Monday, September 6, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 6, 2010

“Brothers and sisters, in a world where everyone is granted agency, some of our loved ones may stray for a season. But we can never give up. We must always go back for them—we must never stop trying.”

Bradley D. Foster, “Mother Told Me,” Ensign, May 2010, 99

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I Love to See the Tuxtla Gutiérrez México Temple

The Tuxtla Gutiérrez México Temple was announced on February 25, 1999 and was dedicated March 12, 2000 by James E Faust. It is the southernmost Temple in Mexico. It was the 7th temple dedicated in 2000, and 75th operating Temple overall.

The Temple contains two ordinance rooms and two sealing rooms in its 10,700 square feet. It sits on 1.56 acres and has white marble from Torreón, Mexico on the exterior.

I Love to See the St Paul Minnesota Temple

We are going to start with a temple that has a lot of personal meaning to me.

On Wednesday, August 5, 1998, I was a brand-new missionary sitting in the living room of the mission home in Bloomington, Minnesota. My first Mission President, Kieth Martin, was telling us about himself and the mission He said that when he first got to Minnesota in 1996, one of the missionaries asked him what his goal was. He said that his goal was to progress the work in his three years so that he could see a Temple be built in Minnesota before he died.

Just 10 days later, we got a phone call from our Zone Leaders informing us that a letter was going to be read in Sacrament Meetings the next day announcing the construction of the St Paul Minnesota Temple, to be constructed next to the (then) St Paul Stake Center in Oakdale.

Groundbreaking was in September, and construction moved fast. President Martin went home in June 1999, replaced by President Gleed.

I didn't get my first glimpse of the temple until January 8, 2000, the day before the dedication. That afternoon and evening, we held the first (and only) Mission Conference the mission had ever had at the Stake Center next to the Temple. Missionaries came from all corners of the mission, from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada to the north (an 8.5 hour drive, assuming you had no troubles crossing the border), to Fairmont MN in the Southwest (a 4.5 hour drive). We were all going to bunk at various mission apartments in the Twin Cities (3-4companionships/apartment) that night, then attend the Dedication the next day with our assigned Wards and Branches.

At the meeting that cold Saturday Night, President Martin surprised us by coming and speaking to us. About 5 minutes after he spoke, President Hinckley and Elder Maxwell made a surprise appearance after touring the Temple next door. About 10 minutes after they left, President Gleed was speaking to us when President Martin stood up and staggered off the stand. President Gleed asked him if he was OK. He turned and said "I will be fine." He took one more step before collapsing. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The next morning during the Dedication, President Hinckley announced the passing of President Martin, and recognized him for his service. Sister Martin sat next to Sister Hinckley and got to assist during the cornerstone ceremony.

The St Paul Temple was the first Temple dedicated in 2000, and was the 69th Temple dedicated overall. It is 10,700 square feet and contains two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms. It sits on 7.5wooded acres and has a light gray granite veneer.

Daily Thought -- September 5, 2010

"We are given the gift of the Holy Ghost after our baptism, but often we leave this gift on the shelf, forgetting that He will help us in the most important judgments of our lives. The Lord gave us this gift, knowing we would face difficult decisions in life. Listening to this voice is vital in developing good judgment."

Gregory A. Schwitzer, "Developing Good Judgment and Not Judging Others," Ensign, May 2010, 105

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 4, 2010

“Prophecies regarding the last days often refer to large-scale calamities such as earthquakes or famines or floods [and] . . . economic or political upheavals of one kind or another. But there is one kind of latter-day destruction that has always sounded to me more personal than public, more individual than collective—a warning, perhaps more applicable inside the Church than outside it. The Savior warned that in the last days even those of the covenant, the very elect, could be deceived by the enemy of truth.”

Jeffrey R. Holland, “Safety for the Soul,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 88

Friday, September 3, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 3, 2010

"I was a young missionary in northern England in 1922. Opposition to the Church became very intense. It became so strong that the mission president asked that we discontinue all street meetings. In some places, tracting was also discontinued."My companion and I had been invited to travel over to South Shields, on the northwest coast, and speak in the sacrament meeting. In the invitation they said, 'We feel sure we can fill the little chapel. Many of the people over here do not believe the falsehoods printed about us. If you'll come, we're sure that we'll have a great meeting.' We accepted."We fasted and prayed sincerely and went to the sacrament meeting. My companion had planned to talk on the first principles. I had studied hard in preparation for a talk on the Apostasy. There was a wonderful spirit in the meeting. The hall was filled. My companion spoke first and gave an inspirational message. I followed and talked with a freedom I had never experienced before in my life. When I sat down, I realized that I had not mentioned the Apostasy. I had talked on the Prophet Joseph Smith and borne my witness of his divine mission and of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. After the meeting had ended, many people came forward. Several nonmembers said, 'Tonight we received a witness that Mormonism is true. We are now ready for baptism.'"This was an answer to our prayers, for we had prayed to say only those things that would touch the hearts of the investigators."Learn to be dependent on the Lord for your success."

Ezra Taft Benson, "Keys to Successful Member-Missionary Work," Ensign, Sept. 1990, 5–6

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 2, 2010

“Just remember that the legacy is passed from heart to heart. Charity, the pure love of Christ, is part of the mighty change of heart which the Lord promises to His faithful disciples. So it is not hard to see what simple things you can and must do to pass the legacy along.”

Henry B. Eyring, “The Enduring Legacy of Relief Society,” Ensign, Nov 2009, 121–25

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Daily Thought -- September 1, 2010

“In these perilous times it is not enough for our youth to merely know. They must do. Wholehearted participation in ordinances, quorums and auxiliaries, inspired programs, and fortifying activities helps youth put on the whole armor of God.”

Robert D. Hales, “Our Duty to God: The Mission of Parents and Leaders to the Rising Generation,” Ensign, May 2010, 97