Latter-day Saint Life

50,000 Come to MLB Stadium to Hear President Nelson Share Vital Message to Those "on Both Sides of the Veil"


“We invite all of God’s children on both sides of the veil to come unto their Savior, to receive the blessings of the holy temple and qualify for eternal life, so that they can have enduring joy now and forever," President Nelson said.

Standing at second base in Safeco Field, located at the heart of one of the nation’s least religious states, President Russell M. Nelson spoke Saturday evening to nearly 50,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about the necessity of religion.

“Have you ever wondered why the institution of the church is necessary?” said the global religious leader. “Why aren’t good deeds alone adequate in the eyes of the Lord? Why was the church restored in these latter days?”

Offering his first-ever address from a baseball field just one week after celebrating his 94th birthday, President Nelson emphasized the importance of helping God’s children hear “the message of the gospel” and of finding joy in families being “sealed for all eternity in holy temples.”

Lead image by Kristin Murphy, Deseret News 
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