Messages of hope permeated the words from leaders this conference. Read on to discover the joy that comes with repentance and change.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “He Will Place You on His Shoulders and Carry You Home”
“It matters not how you became lost—whether because of your own poor choices or because of circumstances beyond your control. What matters is that you are His child. And He loves you. He loves His children.”
“While our loving Father desires that all of His children return to Him, He will force no one to heaven. God will not rescue us against our will.”
“So what must we do?
“His invitation is simple:
“‘Turn … to me.’”
“‘Come unto me.’”
“‘Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you.’”
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, “Tomorrow the Lord Will Do Wonders among You”
“It says again and again that we are going to be blessed for our desire to do good, even as we actually strive to be so.”
“If you fall, summon His strength. Call out like Alma, ‘O Jesus, … have mercy on me.’ He will help you get back up. He will help you repent, repair, fix whatever you have to fix, and keep going. Soon enough you will have the success you seek.”
Elder Gerrit W. Gong, “Always Remember Him”
“Once we repent and priesthood leaders declare us worthy, we need not continue to confess and confess these past sins.”
“Remember, He knows all the things we don’t want anyone else to know about us—and loves us still.”
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