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Elder Bednar teaches women the spiritual pattern of small and simple things

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles taught women in the Church an important spiritual pattern: “By small and simple things are great things brought to pass” (Alma 37:6), during the Brigham Young University Women’s Conference on April 29, 2011. The scripture was also the theme for Women’s Conference.

Elder Bednar began by reading Doctrine and Covenants 52:14 and then inviting the congregation to consider a specific phrase from that verse: “a pattern in all things.”

“A pattern is a guide or a model,” he said. “Patterns are used in sewing and knitting, in wood- and metalworking, and in a wide variety of other productive pursuits, activities, and jobs. Patterns help to avoid waste and unwanted deviations and facilitate uniformity that is appropriate and beneficial.”
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