The Power of Early Preparation

The key to rearing children in the gospel is to start early, be consistent, focus on eternal truths, and study the gospel—especially the Book of Mormon. Through family prayer, family home evening, and gospel study, parents can prepare children to live Christ-centered lives.

“How well are we feeding, nurturing, training, and exercising the spirits of our children? . . . Remember, eternity is now, not a vague, distant future. We prepare each day, right now, for eternal life.”
—Elder M. Russell Ballard

Read or listen to “The Power of Early Preparation,” by Ronald Errol Bartholomew, in the February 2011 Ensign.