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Howard W. Hunter, Served 1994–1995
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“It is the deepest desire of my heart to have every member of the Church worthy to enter the temple.”
( Conference Report, Oct. 1994, 8.)

“And now, my beloved brothers and sisters, through the power and authority of the priesthood vested in me and by virtue of the calling which I now hold, I invoke my blessings upon you. I bless you in your efforts to live a more Christlike life. I bless you with an increased desire to be worthy of a temple recommend and to attend the temple as frequently as circumstances allow. I bless you to receive the peace of our Heavenly Father in your homes and to be guided in teaching your families to follow the Master.”
( “Follow the Son of God, ” Ensign, Nov. 1994, 88.)

“Let us be a temple-attending people. Attend the temple as frequently as personal circumstances allow. Keep a picture of a temple in your home that your children may see it. Teach them about the purposes of the House of the Lord. Have them plan from their earliest years to go there and to remain worthy of that blessing.”
( “Exceeding Great and Precious Promises, ” Ensign, Nov. 1994, 8.)

“Look to the temple of the Lord as the great symbol of your membership.”
( “Exceeding Great and Precious Promises, ” Ensign, Nov. 1994, 8.)

“A worried society now begins to see that the disintegration of the family brings upon the world the calamities foretold by the prophets. The world's councils and deliberations will succeed only when they define the family as the Lord has revealed it to be. 'Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it' (Ps. 127:1).”
( “Exceeding Great and Precious Promises, ” Ensign, Nov. 1994, 9.)

“You should express regularly to your wife and children your reverence and respect for her. Indeed, one of the greatest things a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”
( “Being a Righteous Husband and Father, ” Ensign, Nov. 1994, 50.)

“To those who have transgressed or been offended, we say, come back. The path of repentance, though hard at times, lifts one ever upward and leads to a perfect forgiveness.”
( “Exceeding Great and Precious Promises, ” Ensign, Nov. 1994, 8.)