Latter-day Saint Life

Elder Perry's 3 Principles for a Purpose-Driven Life

Church members worldwide are mourning the May 30 passing of Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Over a span of four decades, he delivered countless talks and sermons that were characteristically enriched with compassion and common sense.

At a March 17, 1987, devotional at BYU, he offered three guiding principles that can be utilized by anyone who desires a life defined by purpose and direction.

First, do your best with the talents God has given you.

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