“These modifications have been under study for many months,” President Nelson said. “We have felt a pressing need to improve the way we care for our members and report our contacts with them. To do that better, we need to strengthen our priesthood quorums to give greater direction to the ministering of love and support that the Lord intends for His Saints.
“These adjustments are inspired of the Lord. As we implement them, we will be even more effective than we have been previously.”
President Nelson shared his gratitude for faithful women who understand the power of the priesthood and for how they access this power to protect and strengthen their families and loved ones.
“These are spiritually strong women,” he said, “who lead, teach, and minister fearlessly in their callings with the power and authority of God!”
Likewise, President Nelson shared his gratitude for faithful men who worthily use the priesthood. “Brethren,” he counseled, “there are doors we can open, priesthood blessings we can give, hearts we can heal, burdens we can lift, testimonies we can strengthen, lives we can save, and joy we can bring into the homes of the Latter-day Saints—all because we hold the priesthood of God.”