Heber J. Grant
Gospel Art Picture Kit
President of the Church, 1918–1945
Heber J. Grant was an example of persistence and determination. He lived by these words: “That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1901, 63).
“Keep the commandments of God,” he urged. “That is my keynote speech, just those few words: Keep the commandments of God” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1920, 10).
He reaffirmed such principles as the Word of Wisdom, the law of tithing, and industry and thrift. Under his direction, the Church moved to secure financial footing.
As the Lord’s prophet, he invited all people to come unto Christ: “No matter in what land we may dwell the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ makes us brothers and sisters” (in James R. Clark, comp., Messages of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [1965–75], 5:311).
Heber J. Grant, seventh President of the Church, was an example of persistence and determination. He led the Church during the difficult time of World War I and through World War II and helped the Church become financially secure. He urged members to keep the Word of Wisdom, pay tithing, and be thrifty. He invited all people to come unto Christ and keep the commandments of God.
Artist, C. J. Fox
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