Follow Examples of Early Church Members, Elder Ballard Tells Missionaries in Sweden

The faith manifested by early European pioneers is required now if Latter-day Saints are to move the Church and kingdom of God forward, said Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve during a broadcast to Church members in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway.

“My brothers and sisters, I ask you, especially you who are descendants of those who gave all that they had to establish the kingdom of God once again upon the earth, what will The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints be 20 years from now here in your countries? How will we respond to the early Scandinavian members of the Church if we cannot report that our faith, our courage, our actions were just like theirs, that we gave our best efforts to strengthen the Church in every ward, branch, stake, and district?”

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