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‘[Church] history is our shared heritage’: Elder and Sis. Renlund on what we can learn from reading ‘Saints’

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Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Ruth Renlund, speak during a worldwide devotional for young adults in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square.
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In addressing a global audience of young adult Latter-day Saints on Sunday, Sept. 11, Elder Dale G. Renlund issued a simple invitation: Learn and understand the history of the Church and learn from the example of its members by reading Saints, vol. 3, Boldly, Nobly, and Independent.

“Our history is inspiring,” said Elder Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “This history is our shared heritage, whether we descend from early pioneers, later pioneers, or if we are pioneers in the faith.”

The Apostle was joined by his wife, Sister Ruth Renlund, in speaking to a few thousand young adults gathered in the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle, but their message was broadcast to hundreds of thousands more online on Sunday.

The two focused their address on experiences recorded in the third volume of the “Saints” series, which released earlier this year.

“This narrative history includes stories of faithful Latter-day Saints of the past. It gives us real-life examples of people who loved the gospel of Jesus Christ, made covenants, and moved along the covenant path to come to know our Savior, Jesus Christ,” Elder Renlund said.

You can find a full summary of Elder and Sister Renlund’s remarks on Church News or watch the entire broadcast in the player below.


Saints, Vol. 3: Boldly, Nobly, and Independent, 1893-1955

Volume 3 of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days tells the ongoing story of the Restoration—from financial difficulties of the 1890s, through the global upheaval and technological advances of the early twentieth century, and on to the dedication of the first temple in Europe in 1955.


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