`Share our testimonies with others'

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Open hearts

The joy and peace of mind, that truth seekers throughout the world desire to find, can be found only by knowing and living the principles of the gospel, said Elder Ronald T. Halverson of the Seventy.

"It is incumbent upon us as members of the Church to share our testimony with others," he said during the Sunday afternoon session.

Elder Halverson, sustained in April conference to the Second Quorum of the Seventy, rehearsed an experience several years ago after he had signed a temple recommend.

"Since her youth,

this sisterT had yearned to find peace and happiness, but no matter where she looked, she could not find it," he said. "It had come to a point where she was very distraught, assuming there was really nothing in life that had true meaning or was fulfilling."

One evening, her attention was attracted to a Book of Mormon on the shelf at a friend's home. "A feeling came over her that she had never felt before," he said. She went home and read through the night.

The next morning, she went into the streets looking for two missionaries. "It didn't take long to find them," he said. She was taught the gospel and was baptized within a few weeks.

"Through her tears," he continued, "she explained that since that day she had found a joy and inner peace that she never dreamed possible . . .

Elder Halverson quoted President David O. McKay, who said: "From the forty days' fast on the Mount of Temptation to the moment on the cross when He cried in triumph; It is finished!' Christ's life was a divine example of subduing and overcoming. Full of significance are His words spoken in His farewell address to His disciples;These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.'

"The gospel of Jesus Christ," said Elder Halverson, "brings peace of mind, heals the soul, and calms the troubled heart. "It is incumbent upon us as members of the Church to share our testimony with others.

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