Elder Isaac K. Morrison, General Authority Seventy, spoke during the Sunday afternoon session of October 2022 general conference, noting that during tough times, one can feel peace and cheer because of the Savior. The following is a summary of what he said.
Elder Morrison’s conference talk summary
“Whatever the source of our challenges, they can be a golden opportunity to grow.”
While he was serving as a stake president, Elder Morrison’s family came home from a Church activity for lunch. His three sons were playing in the compound when his wife felt that something was wrong. Eventually they checked on the boys and found their youngest son, 18-month-old Kenneth, helpless in a bucket of water. “We rushed him to the hospital, but all attempts to revive him proved futile.”
Though they knew Kenneth would be part of their family eternally, they were devastated not to be able to raise him in this mortal life.
From their loss, they learned specific lessons, and felt united and bound by their temple covenants. “We also gained experience necessary to minister to others and empathize with their pain.”
During tough times, one can feel peace and cheer because of Him. “The love we feel because of the Savior and His Atonement becomes a powerful resource to us in our trying moments.”
By exercising faith in the Lord during trials, one grows in discipleship and receives strength and help from the Savior to carry burdens. “As we follow Him, especially in our difficult times, we can grow to become more like Him.”
Notable quotes from Elder Morrison’s conference talk
We can be of good cheer and be filled with peace in our tough times.
The love we feel because of the Savior and His Atonement becomes a powerful resource to us in our trying moments.
As we follow Him, especially in our difficult times, we can grow to become more like Him.
Who is Elder Morrison?
- Elder Isaac K. Morrison, who was born in Takoradi, Ghana, was sustained as a General Authority Seventy on April 2 during the 192nd Annual General Conference. He has served as an Area Seventy and Ghana Cape Coast Mission president.
- Elder Morrison joined the Church in March 1995 after a year of attending early morning seminary at the invitation of his uncle. Though not a member at the time, he was named as seminary class president.
- That early morning seminary class is where he met Hannah Nyarko, the future Sister Morrison. Nine months after he returned from serving in the Nigeria Port Harcourt and Nigeria Uyo missions, they were married on Dec. 18, 2004, and sealed three days later in the Accra Ghana Temple. They are the parents of three sons.
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