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‘True disciples of Jesus Christ are peacemakers,’ says President Nelson

President Russell M. Nelson concluded the Sunday morning session of April 2023 general conference by calling for peacemakers

In a world of vulgarity, fault finding, insults and people eager to damage another’s reputation, disciples of Jesus Christ should be examples of how to interact with others — especially when there is a difference of opinion, President Nelson said.

“The Savior’s message is clear: His true disciples build, lift, encourage, persuade and inspire — no matter how difficult the situation,” President Nelson said. “True disciples of Jesus Christ are peacemakers.”

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Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles taught about becoming “one in Christ” and loving others.

“Only in Jesus Christ can we truly become one,” he said. “By ‘putting on Christ,’ it becomes possible either to resolve or to lay aside differences, disagreements and disputes.”

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles focused on the moment in Alma’s Book of Mormon conversion when he “caught hold upon” the truth of Jesus Christ.

“As you continue to attentively catch hold of this thought of Jesus Christ, trust in Him and keep His commandments, I promise you not only heavenly guidance, but heavenly power,” Elder Andersen said.

Elder Ulisses Soares, also of the Quorum of the Twelve, encouraged members to be promoters of the Savior’s peace.

“As we strive to develop attributes like the Savior’s, we can become instruments of His peace in the world,” he said.

Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson and Elder Kazuhiko Yamashita and Elder Kevin R. Duncan, both General Authority Seventies, also spoke during the Sunday morning session.

President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, conducted the session. Prayers were offered by Elder James R. Rasband and Elder Thierry K. Mutombo, General Authority Seventies.

Music was performed by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, directed by Mack Wilberg, with organists Andrew Unsworth and Richard Elliott. Selections were “Glory to God on High,” “My Redeemer Lives,” “Secret Prayer,” “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” “This Is the Christ” and “I Believe in Christ.”

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