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Elder Ballard's Visit to Asia "Marked a Realization of Doctrine & Covenants 107"

In his discussion with the Church News, [Elder M. Russell Ballard] spoke of some of the challenges facing members in Asia. Many juggle demanding employment schedules outside the home and work long hours each week, including Saturdays.

In their many meetings, the visiting Brethren encouraged the members to do what they can to simplify their lives. Make families and weekly sacrament services a key priority.

They also taught members and local leaders to work closely in ward, branch and family councils.

“We taught the fundamental principles of the gospel,” said Elder Ballard.

Elder Rasband was humbled to travel alongside an Apostle who holds sacred, spiritual keys. Elder Ballard’s visit, he said, marked a realization of Doctrine and Covenants 107:35: “The Twelve being sent out, holding the keys, to open the door by the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

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