Latter-day Saint Life

"Let Heaven Be Our Teacher": Elder Ballard Shares Perfect Counsel for When Life Gets Complicated


Elder Ballard said, the Light of Christ “is in each one of you. It came from the premortal world. Let it shine through your eyes, your words, your expressions of love and appreciation to your friends, ward members, or anyone who might be struggling, so they feel the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ through you.”

Offering a message that “is very tender to me,” Elder M. Russell Ballard asked Latter-day Saint young single adults to observe the Sabbath Day and strengthen their faith.

“Our goal is not just to get through the day,” he said during the Syracuse Utah Lake View YSA Stake conference, held May 20 and 21. “You of all people should be the happiest, because you know who you are. You know you are the sons and daughters of God, and you have a special relationship with deity. You have been baptized. You have received the Holy Ghost. Your focus must always be to qualify for that day to enter back into the presence of the Father and Son and to dwell with them forever.” . . .

“There may be some things you have done which you shouldn’t have done,” he said. “There’s an escape from that. It’s called repentance.”

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