Elder Larry S. Kacher, a General Authority Seventy, spoke during the Saturday morning session of April 2022 general conference. He encouraged listeners to increase their faith in Jesus Christ. The following is a summary of what he said.
Notable quotes from Elder Kacher
Faith “is not static. It can go up or down according to the choices we make.”
When moving toward true faith in Jesus Christ, “obedience is no longer an irritant, but becomes a quest.”
“Even when our faith is weak, the Lord’s hand will always be stretched out.”
Summary of Elder Kacher’s talk
Faith in Jesus Christ can guide one through the complexities and challenges of life. These potential stumbling blocks can become stepping stones while climbing the “ladder of faith. A ladder because it suggests that faith is not static. It can go up or down according to the choices we make.”
Each person decides how high to climb the ladder of faith. “We can choose to make the choices needed to increase our faith in the Savior.”
Some obey God’s laws because of a sense of obligation or guilt. When moving toward true faith in Jesus Christ, “obedience is no longer an irritant, but becomes a quest.” Obedience enables one to be trusted of God, which comes with increased light that guides one’s journey.
“As our faith in the Savior increases, we observe a subtle shift that includes a divine understanding of our relationship with God — a steady movement away from ‘What do I want?’ to ‘What does God want?’”
Even when one’s faith is weak, “the Lord’s hand will always be stretched out.”
If one’s current path is in conflict with faith in the Savior, return to Him. “Your exaltation and that of your posterity depend on it.”
About Elder Kacher
- Elder Larry S. Kacher grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota. After graduating high school, he felt impressed to move to Utah, where he enrolled at BYU and soon joined the Church.
- After returning from serving in the Tahiti Papeete Mission, he met Pauline Miller at BYU; they were married in the Manti Utah Temple on Oct. 29, 1976, and are the parents of six children.
- He presided over the Switzerland Geneva Mission from 2000 to 2003. A few years after his return from Switzerland, his work took him to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where he was called to serve as the first Area Seventy in the Middle East. He was sustained as a General Authority Seventy in April 2014.
Elder Kacher in the news
- Elder Larry S. Kacher, first counselor in the Africa West Area presidency, was one of two general authorities in attendance at the inauguration of President Adama Barrow of Gambia on Jan. 20. It was the first time general authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were invited to attend a presidential inauguration in West Africa.