In 2022, President Russell M. Nelson became the oldest president of the Church and the longest-living latter-day Apostle, which mean he’s had many years to gain wisdom—and he takes his call to share wisdom and bear testimony of the Savior seriously. Here are seven of our favorite quotes from some of President Nelson’s formal addresses given over the past year.
“Pray and watch for opportunities to share the joy that you have in the gospel. … You may be surprised how the Lord will answer your prayers.” —President Nelson to Latter-day Saints in Europe
You can read more about President Nelson’s inspiring message to European Latter-day Saints in January 2022 here.
“The magnificent breadth of what the Lord has revealed and the spiritual knowledge He has already given far outweigh any gaps in our present understanding. … In His time, the Lord will reveal all things to His people, for He has promised that in this dispensation ‘nothing shall be withheld.’” —President Nelson to Latter-day Saints in California
Read more of the devotional message that President Nelson shared with Latter-day Saints in California in February 2022 here.
“Contention violates everything the Savior stood for and taught. I love the Lord Jesus Christ and testify that His gospel is the only enduring solution for peace. His gospel is a gospel of peace.” —President Nelson in the Saturday morning session of April 2022 general conference
“Positive spiritual momentum increases as we worship in the temple and grow in our understanding of the magnificent breadth and depth of the blessings we receive there. … I plead with you to counter worldly ways by focusing on the eternal blessings of the temple. Your time there brings blessings for eternity.” —President Nelson in the Sunday afternoon session of April 2022 general conference
Find a quick, concise summary of all of President Nelson’s talks from April 2022 general conference here.
“God knows all and sees all. In all of eternity, no one will ever know you or care about you more than He does. No one will ever be closer to you than He is. You can pour out your heart to Him and trust Him to send the Holy Ghost and angels to care for you.” —President Nelson to young adult Latter-day Saints
Read more about what President Nelson had to say to Latter-day Saint young adults in May 2022 here.
“So many wonderful things are ahead. In coming days, we will see the greatest manifestations of the Savior’s power that the world has ever seen. Between now and the time He returns ‘with power and great glory’, He will bestow countless privileges, blessings and miracles upon the faithful.” —President Nelson in the Sunday morning session of October 2022 general conference
“God is the source of all truth. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints embraces all truth that God conveys to His children, whether learned in a scientific laboratory or received by direct revelation from Him.” —President Nelson in the Saturday morning session of October 2022 general conference
Find a quick, concise summary of all of President Nelson’s talks from October 2022 general conference here.