Elder Neil L. Andersen

February 15, 2022 03:58 PM MST
Elder Andersen shares the decades-long journey of one covenant-keeping family in France.
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February 17, 2021 08:47 PM MST
This excerpt originally ran on LDS Living in January 2020.
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April 27, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
As I attended seminary in high school, I had a friend who sat across the aisle from me. She was intelligent and kind, and had a warm personality. We rarely saw each other outside of seminary. Through my senior year of high school, we got to know each other in seminary class and discussed many things that were meaningful to us.
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February 03, 2020 12:00 PM MST
To understand the mortal life we are living and the immortal life ahead of us, we begin with the premortal council before the world was created.
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January 27, 2020 12:51 PM MST
You are now here on earth, a glorious son or daughter of God. You have entered a mortal world with all the deficiencies, temptations, and enticements of a secondary existence where Satan and his followers are allowed to tempt you, to seduce you, and to ensnare you.1 While you have made mistakes, these sins do not describe who you are. Your identity is not defined by the sins of this world, but by the righteousness of another. Finding yourself here with the sins and failings of this difficult probationary state, your soul cries out for divine help. Deep in your soul, you yearn for a Redeemer, a Savior, to find your way back to your heavenly home.2 The Fall does not define you; it helps to refine you.
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January 20, 2020 11:10 AM MST
While we should not be overly preoccupied in thinking about Satan and his purposes, as we honestly consider our desire to repent and more closely follow the Savior, we need to realize that the forces of the adversary will attempt to thwart our resolve.
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January 06, 2020 09:19 PM MST
I was called as the mission president of the France Bordeaux Mission in 1989, and we arrived in Bordeaux in the month of July. The mission was just opening, and we were the first family to live in the mission home, which was still being furnished when we arrived. The mission home needed a piano, and we were encouraged to visit local music stores to find one. It seemed with each store we entered, seeing our missionary tags with the name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the proprietor of the store would say, “I know one of your members, Philippe Moreau.” Philippe was a concert pianist of some reputation in Bordeaux, and I was impressed that he was so open about his beliefs. I expected to meet him soon. When we did not meet him, I asked the leaders in Bordeaux about Philippe Moreau. Their countenances saddened at the question, and they informed me that he was no longer a member of the Church. They explained that he had joined the Church in his late teens and had been a fervent disciple of the Savior, but then had moved away from the Savior’s teachings.
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October 09, 2017 02:39 PM MDT
For years now, people have been pointing out the fact that Elder Robert D. Hales wore the same tie every time he spoke in general conference. Recently, Elder Neil L. Andersen shared the heartwarming story behind this tie on Facebook:
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