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President Henry B. Eyring: 'Try, Try, Try'

Second counselor in the First Presidency

Notable quotes:

Here are three memorable quotes from President Henry B. Eyring's October 2018 general conference address:

  1. "We must work continually to take His name throughout our lives, including when we renew covenants at the sacrament table and make covenants in the Lord’s holy temple.”
  2. "As you help children of God in their troubles, your own troubles will seem lighter. Your faith and your hope will be strengthened."
  3. "He knows your troubles. He has experienced them."

Talk summary:

Mortal life is designed by a loving God to be a test and source of growth but the loving God who allowed these tests also designed a sure way to pass through them. “Heavenly Father so loved the world that He sent His Beloved Son to help us. … Jesus Christ bore in Gethsemane and on the cross the weight of all our sins. He experienced all the sorrows, the pains, and the effects of our sins so that He could comfort and strengthen us through every test in life.”

The promise found in the sacramental prayer can provide guidance through trials.

“Each time we say the word amen when that prayer is offered on our behalf, we pledge that by partaking of the bread we are willing to take upon us the holy name of Jesus Christ, always remember Him, and keep His commandments. In turn, we are promised that we may always have His Spirit to be with us. Because of these promises, the Savior is the rock upon which we can stand safely and without fear in every storm we face.”

Promised Blessings:

President Eyring said his wife over a lifetime has spoken for the Lord and served many people for Him. Now she can only speak a few words. Every night and morning he sings hymns and prays with her. Recently, after singing the words "Love one another as Jesus loves you. Try to show kindness in all that you do," his wife said softly "Try, try, try."

"I think that she will find, when she sees Him, that our Savior has put His name into her heart and that she has become like Him. He is carrying her through her troubles now, as He will carry you through yours."

Speaker Snapshot:

  • President Henry B. Eyring has been a General Authority for over 30 years since he was first called in 1985.
  • As a young man, President Eyring received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of Utah.
  • He served as a counselor to President Thomas S. Monson from 2008 to 2018 and as a counselor to President Gordon B. Hinckley from 2007 to 2008. Now, he is serving as second counselor to President Russell M. Nelson.
  • For seven years, President Eyring was the first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric.
  • From 1980 to 1985 and from 1992 to 2005, he was the Church Commissioner of Education.
  • President Eyring has lived on the West Coast and was a professor at the School of Business at Stanford University from 1962 to 1971.
  • For six years from 1971 to 1977, President Eyring was the president of Ricks College.
  • He also has Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Business Administration degrees from Harvard University.
  • He married his wife, Sister Kathleen Johnson Eyring, in the Logan Utah Temple in July 1962.
  • President Eyring and his wife are the parents of four sons and two daughters.

On the Web:

  • President Eyring has both Twitter and Facebook accounts.
  • His Facebook account shared the importance of submitting to God’s will and trusting in God’s timing.
  • On Twitter, he spoke about the importance of knowing that God has a plan for all.

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