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  • "We are beloved spirit sons and daughters of heavenly parents, with a divine nature and destiny. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, loved us enough to give His life for us. His Atonement provides the way for us to progress on the path to our heavenly home, through sacred priesthood ordinances and covenants."

    —Carole M. Stephens, "Do We Know What We Have"
    Topics: Atonement, Priesthood, Covenants

  • "To perform our covenant duty as the salt of the earth, we must be different from those around us. This requires us to make some changes from our family culture, our ethnic culture, or our national culture. We must change all elements of our behavior that are in conflict with gospel commandments, covenants, and culture."

    —Dallin H. Oaks, "The Salt of the Earth"
    Topics: Covenants

  • "Children of the covenant have the right to receive His doctrine and to know the plan of salvation. They claim it by making covenants of sacred significance."

    —Russell M. Nelson, "Covenants"
    Topics: Covenants

  • "Every soul, living or dead, who is accountable for his or her actions, needs the blessing of these sacred ordinances, and we can help our family members receive them."

    —Cook, "Our Father's Plan Is About Families"
    Topics: Family History

  • "No work is more of a protection to this Church than temple work and the family history research that supports it. No work is more spiritually refining. No work we do gives us more power. No work requires a higher standard of righteousness. Our labors in the temple cover us with a shield and a protection, both individually and as a people."

    —Boyd K. Packer, "The Holy Temple"
    Topics: Family History

  • "Never forget that family history—and the temple ordinances enabled by it—are an essential part of the work of salvation. Participating in this sacred work for the dead blesses the lives of the living. It strengthens our faith and commitment to the gospel, helps us resist temptation, draws families closer together, and strengthens our wards and stakes."

    —Quentin L. Cook, "Our Father's Plan Is About Families"
    Topics: Family History

  • "May you constantly nourish your testimonies of the gospel that they will be a protection to you against the buffetings of the adversary."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Till We Meet Again"
    Topics: Testimony

  • "The Lord taught us that when we are truly converted to His gospel, our hearts will be turned from selfish concerns and turned toward service to lift others as they move upward to eternal life. To obtain that conversion, we can pray and work in faith to become the new creature made possible by the Atonement of Jesus Christ."

    —Henry B. Eyring, "Testimony and Conversion"
    Topics: Conversion, Testimony

  • "True conversion is more than merely having a knowledge of gospel principles and implies even more than just having a testimony of those principles. It is possible to have a testimony of the gospel without living it. Being truly converted means we are acting upon what we believe and allowing it to create ‘a mighty change in us, or in our hearts.’"

    —Bonnie L. Oscarson, "Be Ye Converted"
    Topics: Conversion, Testimony

  • "We cannot foresee what the Lord has in mind for us. Our only course of action is to be prepared and worthy for whatever he requires. We must govern our actions every day with our future in mind."

    —M. Russell Ballard, "Purity Precedes Power"
    Topics: Agency, Obedience, Divine Potential