Elder Lund explains the virtue of hope

The idea came to Elder Gerald N. Lund more than a year ago when he was teaching a Sunday School class in his Utah County Latter-day Saint ward.

“I began to notice more and more people were struggling because of the hard times we were in, economically, with depression and temptations,” said Elder Lund, an emeritus member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “I was surprised to hear about people who had been active in the church their whole lives, who were suddenly wondering why God wasn’t there, why he wasn’t answering them. And in one or two cases, they actually left the church.”

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