Elder Quentin L. Cook
At the dawn of the new year, I wish to share a message with the young adults.
You are a magnificent generation. The scriptures are clear that in the last days there will be “wickedness and abominations.” However, the Saints, small in number and scattered upon all the face of the earth, will be “armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory.” The Lord promised that He will “preserve the righteous” and we “need not fear.”
You need not be afraid, despite the dangers and challenges you will face. You will be blessed and protected when you seek righteous, worthwhile goals.
Plan and work with grit and determination, avoid inappropriate use of social media and the internet, and rely and focus on faith, repentance, saving ordinances, and the Savior’s atoning sacrifice as you endure to the end. Focusing on the temple will help you achieve these goals.
To paraphrase Romans 12:12, “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.” You can avoid the distractions of life and enjoy and achieve all that the Savior has promised us.