Faith

September 20, 2021 07:00 AM MDT
Of all the places 12-year-old Karin slept when the sun slipped beneath the horizon at night, the Oakland California Temple grounds were her favorite.
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In the midst of a tragedy, Bryant witnesses a miracle as he listens to a prompting that leads him to help his neighbor escape a wildfire. Still haven’t subscribed to LDS Living on YouTube? ► https://www.youtube.com/user/LDSLivin... CONNECT WITH LDS LIVING Web: www.ldsiving.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LDSLiving/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ldsliving/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LDSLivingMag Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ldsliving/ WANT EVEN MORE? BofM365: https://www.instagram.com/bofm365/ CTR: https://www.instagram.com/ctr.life/ ABOUT LDS Living gives expression to what it means to live as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By sharing practical information and seeking out the best things in Latter-Day Saint culture, we hope to empower our readers to make the most of the joys and challenges of life and enjoy their unique heritage to its fullest. We provide articles that inspire and uplift our readers with endless ideas, featuring articles online and in print on issues real-life Latter-day Saints are dealing with, recipes, self-help, parenting and relationship advice, behind-the-scenes looks, and in-depth coverage of a wide variety of topics important to Latter-day Saints.
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When 21-year-old Edward Dube walked into a Latter-day Saint chapel for the first time, he felt so out of place he almost walked right back out. He not only stayed but found himself bearing a simple testimony to the congregation. What happened after the meeting set him on a course that led not only to baptism, but to service as a missionary, stake president, mission president, and now as a General Authority Seventy. Still haven’t subscribed to LDS Living on YouTube? ► http://youtube.com/user/LDSLivingVideos CONNECT WITH LDS LIVING Web: www.ldsiving.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LDSLiving/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ldsliving/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LDSLivingMag Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ldsliving/
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What does it mean to be "all in" the gospel of Jesus Christ? That's the question we've been exploring on the All In podcast since October 2018. This collection of excerpts from the podcast and new insights on a variety of topics will help you explore the question yourself and define what being "all in" means to you. Preorder "All In: Exploring What It Means to Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ" and use the code ALLIN6 to save 15% https://deseretbook.com/auto_add/?coupon_code=allin6&url=/p/all-in?variant_id=194703-paperback Still haven’t subscribed to LDS Living on YouTube? ► http://youtube.com/user/LDSLivingVideos CONNECT WITH LDS LIVING Web: www.ldsiving.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LDSLiving/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ldsliving/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LDSLivingMag Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ldsliving/
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Lisa and Scott O'Neil had similar faith but different religions when they married 23 years ago, but they vowed to work together as a team through it all. Here's how their commitment to having a "house of faith" eventually led Scott to choose to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through baptism nearly two decades after their wedding. Hear more of Scott's conversion and testimony in this episode of the ALL IN podcast: http://bit.ly/2J22cWO Still haven’t subscribed to LDS Living on YouTube? ► https://www.youtube.com/user/LDSLivin... CONNECT WITH LDS LIVING Web: www.ldsiving.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LDSLiving/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ldsliving/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LDSLivingMag Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ldsliving/ WANT EVEN MORE? BofM365: https://www.instagram.com/bofm365/ Brightly Beams: https://www.instagram.com/brightly.beams/ ABOUT LDS Living gives expression to what it means to live as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By sharing practical information and seeking out the best things in Latter-Day Saint culture, we hope to empower our readers to make the most of the joys and challenges of life and enjoy their unique heritage to its fullest. We provide articles that inspire and uplift our readers with endless ideas, featuring articles online and in print on issues real-life Latter-day Saints are dealing with, recipes, self-help, parenting and relationship advice, behind-the-scenes looks, and in-depth coverage of a wide variety of topics important to Latter-day Saints.
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We often don't realize how many miracles occur behind the scenes during the temple building process. Hear the touching story of Elder Vai Sikahema (formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles NFL team) who was able to play a key role in a miracle that helped make the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Temple possible. Still haven’t subscribed to LDS Living on YouTube? ► https://www.youtube.com/user/LDSLivin... CONNECT WITH LDS LIVING Web: www.ldsiving.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LDSLiving/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ldsliving/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LDSLivingMag Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ldsliving/ WANT EVEN MORE? BofM365: https://www.instagram.com/bofm365/ Brightly Beams: https://www.instagram.com/brightly.beams/ ABOUT LDS Living gives expression to what it means to live as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By sharing practical information and seeking out the best things in Latter-Day Saint culture, we hope to empower our readers to make the most of the joys and challenges of life and enjoy their unique heritage to its fullest. We provide articles that inspire and uplift our readers with endless ideas, featuring articles online and in print on issues real-life Latter-day Saints are dealing with, recipes, self-help, parenting and relationship advice, behind-the-scenes looks, and in-depth coverage of a wide variety of topics important to Latter-day Saints.
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April 14, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
The following excerpt from To My Friends originally ran on LDS Living in December 2017. To My Friends is now available as a Pocket Gospel Classic.
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By  Emily Abel
March 26, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
Editor's note: This article is part of a new LDS Living series, “This may be one of the best talks you've never heard,” highlighting talks you may have missed through the years.
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February 17, 2021 06:33 PM MST
Sarah Frei had something important to tell her parents before she was wheeled into surgery. She just couldn’t figure out a way to say it.
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January 13, 2021 01:00 PM MST
The January pick for LDS Living Book Club is The Paper Daughters of Chinatown by Heather Moore. Follow the LDS Living Book Club Instagram to join the conversation. An abridged version of this interview appeared in the January/February 2021 issueof LDS Living magazine.
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Fun
By  LDS Living
November 27, 2020 01:00 PM MST
Popular Latter-day Saint author and speaker John Bytheway is known for his gospel insights. Here are nine of our favorite quotes from his inspiring teachings.
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November 24, 2020 11:39 AM MST
Not long ago, I was at Walt Disney World with family. We were in line for one of the more intense attractions at the resort—the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. This attraction is housed in a very creepy-looking hotel, full of ghostly sights and sounds. Following an elaborate preshow, you enter a modified elevator where you are strapped into your seat. At some point, in the pitch black and without warning, the elevator car plunges more than 10 stories to the ground, then accelerates up and down the shaft in a frantic motion. The experience is incredible, potentially terrifying, and one of my favorites.
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October 25, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
This story originally ran on LDS Living in June 2016.
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October 20, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
During the April 2018 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson shared a prophetic insight:
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October 19, 2020 12:44 PM MDT
When Stephen Nelson signed on as the producer of the newly formed group GENTRI, he had a few conditions: he would not perform on stage, he would not travel, he would not be in any music videos, and he would not be in any social media posts.
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August 13, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
A few weeks ago, I was listening to Music & the Spoken Word as I was getting ready for home sacrament meeting. It was a celebration of 90 years of the program being broadcast, and as the familiar voice of Lloyd Newell began to share the “spoken word,” he said something that struck me.
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June 16, 2020 08:32 PM MDT
When Darlyn and Gilvert were married in the Manila Philippines Temple in 2007, they had no idea that eight years and three children later, their lives would change drastically.
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May 17, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
This excerpt originally ran on LDS Living in June 2016.
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May 04, 2020 08:25 PM MDT
Members of the Church in Papua New Guinea were thrilled in October 2019 to hear President Russell M. Nelson announce a temple in their country. Elder K. Brett Nattress, a member of the Pacific Area Presidency, recently used footage of their reactions in illustrating the importance of keeping a current temple recommend even when temples are closed, something Latter-day Saints around the world are experiencing as their temples are closed due to COVID-19.
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April 27, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
The April pick for LDS Living Book Club is The Divine Gift of Forgiveness by Elder Neil L. Andersen. Copies are available for 20% off at DeseretBook.com.
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April 01, 2020 03:03 PM MDT
Many of us are in isolation right now—confined to our homes and distancing ourselves from loved ones and our church communities because of a pandemic. For many of us, one result of this separation might be anxiety about how to stay faithful despite not being able to attend formal worship services.
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March 26, 2020 08:52 AM MDT
“I was 5 years old when Mount Saint Helens erupted in Washington state . . .”
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By  LDS Living
March 25, 2020 01:30 PM MDT
There are a lot of unknowns in the world right now. Whether you're feeling anxiety and depression due to COVID-19, are experiencing stress from recent natural disasters, or anything else in between, you are not alone.
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March 14, 2020 01:02 PM MDT
This morning, I was contemplating the crazy and unsettling state of the world when this calendar notification appeared on my phone: “Faith, starts today.”
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March 14, 2020 09:12 AM MDT
When we think of ways to receive revelation, what comes to mind? We might think of inspiration coming to us through prayer to our Heavenly Father, while reading the scriptures, or writing in our journals—and maybe even while we are asleep.
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March 11, 2020 02:38 PM MDT
On this week's episode of This Is the Gospel, when Kurt becomes a bishop at only 28 years old, he feels overwhelmed with the new responsibility of his calling. Kurt continues to struggle with the weight of his calling until the memory of a red superhero cape reminds him of his true desire to help others.
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March 10, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
On the first of every month, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints all over the world join in a combined fast and testimony meeting for our church services. The sacrament meeting hour is occupied by volunteer congregational speakers lining up to share their testimony of Jesus Christ and the restored gospel. This meeting can be extremely fulfilling, as genuine, inspired, and heartfelt testimonies can be an answer to prayer.
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February 12, 2020 07:00 PM MST
Editor's note: This week's Come, Follow Me study includes 2 Nephi 9 which teaches about the Atonement. We wanted to reshare this article from our 2015 archives that gives more insights on this important topic.
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February 11, 2020 10:00 PM MST
Watching his son score 26 points during a basketball game, Matt Haley knew one thing—if he looked at his wife, he knew they would both end up crying.
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January 22, 2020 10:58 PM MST
This article is written by Dr. David T. Morgan, who writes for LDS Living under the title of “Latter-day Saint Psychologist.” He has a special connection with the person featured in this post.
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January 17, 2020 06:36 PM MST
Just after midnight on Friday morning, Kris Belcher, a beloved Deseret Book author and Time Out for Women speaker passed away. Belcher lived her life inspiring others despite many health challenges, including cancer that led to her losing her sight. In the wake of Belcher’s passing, Emily Belle Freeman penned the following: “She is finally able to see . . . it was the text I received just after midnight. And just like that, she was gone . . . one of the noble and great ones. And I held her hand, and I thought of the wisdom she gave every one of us. And the love. Oh, she knew how to love . . . and there was peace. #intothelight.”
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December 30, 2019 10:00 PM MST
Our son returned home early from his mission due to anxiety and depression symptoms. His early return was the culmination of weeks of discussions with his mission president and medical professionals who determined that the best thing would be for our son to come home.
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December 29, 2019 10:24 PM MST
This past year has been full of both miracles and heartbreak for Latter-day Saints. And yet through the ups and downs, Church members have held resiliently to their faith and found support in their Savior, Jesus Christ. Here are the top 10 stories about Church members LDS Living has published in 2019. Take a moment to look through some of them and find yourself inspired and motivated to have a little more faith in 2020.
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By  LDS Living
December 25, 2019 10:02 PM MST
We've been busy this year sharing uplifting stories and messages through video! Here are our most popular videos of 2019.
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By  LDS Living
November 01, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
Elder John H. Groberg has had his fair share of missionary adventures in his lifetime, and some of them have even made it to the big screen in the Disney-distributed The Other Side of Heaven and the newly released The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith. We recently sat down with the emeritus General Authority Seventy to learn a little bit more about his experiences.
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October 19, 2019 01:10 PM MDT
The following article originally ran on LDS Living in May 2015.
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September 24, 2019 09:03 AM MDT
A few weeks ago, a brother stood at the pulpit in my ward in Arkansas and humbly shared his testimony. He spoke about his journey toward faith, his struggles with doubt, and his hope to keep moving forward. A feeling of love and gratitude arose from the congregation because many of us had gone through similar experiences.
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By  LDS Living
August 26, 2019 02:33 PM MDT
Four months after being drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL kicker Matt Gay has been featured in his fair share of viral videos from preseason games. No doubt Bucs fans are excited to see Gay in action during the upcoming season.
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August 20, 2019 02:04 PM MDT
Escarly Albujar had only five months left to finish her missionary service in La Paz, Bolivia, when doctors found a football-sized tumor in the middle of her lungs. Her life took a bigger turn for the worse when she heard the news that she would have to leave her mission to return immediately to her home country of Peru for treatment.
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By  Emily Abel
August 06, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
January 23, 2019—the day Kyle Dory of Laramie, Wyoming, eagerly looked forward to entering the missionary training center.
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August 03, 2019 02:00 PM MDT
Over the last couple centuries, a lot of questions have surrounded the Book of Mormon—queries about its origins, its authenticity, and its teachings have been perpetuated by skeptic and believer alike. The book's contents are no different. From the first writings of Nephi to the dying testimony of Moroni, the Book of Mormon contains questions from an astounding 61 individuals—including prophets, missionaries, investigators, and apostates. Alma the Younger asked a grand total of 103 questions, Nephi posed 41, and the Savior Himself included 35 questions during his short ministry among the Nephites.
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August 02, 2019 09:54 AM MDT
This week's FHE lesson topic comes from the Come, Follow Me reading in Romans 1-6. Check out this week's Come, Follow Me study ideas on LDS Livingfor additional resources and suggestions.
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July 27, 2019 03:00 PM MDT
This story previously ran on LDS Living in June 2017 but has been updated to include new information.
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July 27, 2019 09:05 AM MDT
As I watch the fledgling faith of my children grow, it is hard to teach the parallel truths that miracles and signs and wonders are real, that we should pray in faith for the desires of our hearts, and that sometimes (most times?) we may not get what we asked for.
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July 19, 2019 09:09 PM MDT
Conference Talk: For more information on this topic read “Because of Your Faith,” by Jeffrey R. Holland, Ensign, Nov 2010, 6.
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July 18, 2019 03:00 PM MDT
This article originally ran on LDS Living in January 2015.
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July 17, 2019 12:02 PM MDT
One of Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye's life "crossings" came when she encountered a faith crisis while doing her undergraduate studies at Harvard University.
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July 01, 2019 12:18 PM MDT
"All the miracles along the way, all the people that jumped in, all the things that went right that could've gone wrong. It's incredibly faith confirming, faith increasing, and the hard part, as I've mentioned, the struggle right now is, 'Why am I so lucky?'" Scott Robinson said.
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June 28, 2019 09:54 AM MDT
This week's FHE lesson topic comes from the Come, Follow Me reading in Acts 1-5. Check out this week's Come, Follow Me study ideas on LDS Living for additional resources and suggestions.
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June 27, 2019 03:59 PM MDT
The sequel to The Other Side of Heaven has had a long journey to the big screen, but thanks to perseverance and faith, The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith will finally be making its long-awaited appearance in theaters nationwide this weekend on June 28, 2019.
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Fun
June 14, 2019 12:38 PM MDT
In this fun Church News article, Adam Bell describes how beatboxing helps him see God's hand in his life and overcome social barriers as a person with high-functioning autism. He also hopes it will help him spread the gospel when he serves a mission.
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June 12, 2019 05:58 PM MDT
Hanna Barrott, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ooltewah, Tennessee, has a condition called lamellar ichthyosis. Defined by firstskinfoundation.org, ichthyosis is “a family of genetic skin disorders characterized by dry, scaling skin that may be thickened or very thin and sheds as a result.”
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By  LDS Living
June 11, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
It can be difficult to maintain our daily spirituality. These unique and beautiful CTR rings are not only a stylish accessory but they are great, subtle reminders of our divine heritage and faith and an awesome conversation starter too.
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These introductory paragraphs are excerpted from a 1995 manuscript by Herbert Kurt Ludwig and the author. Ludwig was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who served in the German infantry in World War II. His journey through World War II took him from the freezing steppes of Russia to the burning sands of North Africa, where he served as a motorcycle messenger in the headquarters of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. Along with a 136,000 other Germans, he was abandoned by his country in North Africa, facing new dangers, opportunities, and challenges throughout the rest of the war.
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June 03, 2019 09:23 AM MDT
In creating the world, God was organized and methodical. The foundations were built such that each step built upon the next. But when almost all the creative work was done, the Lord noted that Adam was alone: “And I, the Lord God, said unto mine Only Begotten, that it was not good that the man should be alone; wherefore, I will make an help meet for him…. And I, the Lord God, caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; and he slept, and I took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh in the stead thereof; And the rib which I, the Lord God, had taken from man, made I a woman, and brought her unto the man” (Moses 2:18, 21–22). It was clear that Adam, on his own, was unequal to the tasks ahead of him. He needed a partner. It was then that Eve was brought forth. It was only after her creation that the world was complete.
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May 30, 2019 02:40 PM MDT
Sam Williams doesn't remember much of what happened before he arrived at the hospital.
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May 27, 2019 03:10 PM MDT
"You obeyed orders. You did it precisely. You did it accurately, and if you didn't, then you paid for it."
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May 27, 2019 09:25 AM MDT
Eveline Marie Charlet Kleinert was born at Pully, Vaud, Switzerland, on February 9, 1878, the daughter of Marc Louis Charlet and Delphine Catherine Vionnet. She was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 1, 1896, at the age of 18, about a year and a half after her parents’ baptism.
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By  LDS Living
May 20, 2019 02:56 PM MDT
Recently, Khalid Al Ameri created a video demonstrating what happens when a Muslim and a Latter-day Saint family came together to support one another in their faith.
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May 02, 2019 02:20 PM MDT
At the opening of the 2019 BYU Women's Conference, Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the general Relief Society presidency, stood to quote Ether 12:16, “and even all they who wrought miracles wrought them by faith.”
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