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Elder Don R. Clarke

Quorums of the Seventy

How do Latter-day Saints become instruments in God's hands? "First of all, we must have love for God's children."

"Joseph F. Smith said, 'Charity, or love, is the greatest principle in existence. If we can lend a helping hand to the oppressed, if we can aid those who are despondent and in sorrow, if we can uplift and ameliorate the condition of mankind, it is our mission to do it, it is an essential part of our religion to do it.'"

"I have a little book that I carry with me, where I record the inspiration and thoughts that I receive from the spirit. It does not look like much, and it becomes worn out and needs to be replaced from time to time. As thoughts come to my mind I write them down and then I try to do them. I have found that many times, as I have done something on my list, my action was the answer to someone's prayer.

"There have also been those times that I didn't do something on my list, and I have found out later that there was someone I could have helped, but I didn't. When we receive promptings regarding God's children, if we write down the thoughts and inspiration we receive and then obey it, God's confidence in us increases and we are given more opportunities to be instruments in his hands."

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