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Elder Andersen Tells Native American Members They Are a Part of the Book of Mormon


"You must become, as the Apostle Paul said, grounded, settled, immovable, with a firm foundation," Elder Andersen told Native American youth.

“The Book of Mormon is true, and you are part of it,” Elder Neil L. Andersen told a group of about 100 Native American youth and young single adults from Kirtland, Gallup and Crownpoint, New Mexico. They were invited to a devotional held in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 31, and to attend general conference the next day.

The devotional was organized by the Church’s Native American Initiative Committee. Elder Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen, and Elder Larry J. Echo Hawk, General Authority Seventy, spoke at the devotional. Elder J. Devn Cornish, General Authority Seventy, conducted the meeting.

Thanking the youth for traveling so far to attend the devotional and general conference, Elder Andersen told them their journey is an act of faith. “Faith is something very powerful. This will be a very special weekend for you because in coming you are showing forth your faith, and you are prepared to receive miracles.

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