How can I help make my home a peaceful place?

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

From “Sacred Homes, Sacred Temples,” Ensign, May 2009, 101–03.

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We can make our homes a peaceful, holy place like the temple is.

Help keep your home clean and orderly.

Hang a picture in your home of Jesus or of the temple.

Keep the scriptures in rooms where your family can study and learn together.

Meet Elder Gary E. Stevenson

Elder Stevenson was born in 1955. He was the second of four children and grew up in Logan, Utah, USA.

He met Lesa Higley in an Old Testament institute class in college. They were married in the Idaho Falls temple in 1979.

He served a mission in Japan. In 2004 he went back to Japan as a mission president. He considers Asia his second home.

His whole family loves outdoor activities like skiing and four-wheeling.

He was called as an Apostle in October 2015.

What is an Apostle?

When Jesus was on the earth, He called 12 men to be His special helpers and witnesses. They were called Apostles. He has called Apostles to be His special helpers and witnesses today. They testify of Jesus Christ to the whole world. Elder Stevenson is an Apostle.