President Russell M. Nelson: ‘Closing Remarks’

President of the Church

Notable quotes:

“As you study (the conference messages), seek to learn what the Lord is trying to teach you through His servants.”
“We hope and pray that each member’s home will become a true sanctuary of faith, where the Spirit of the Lord may dwell. Despite contention all around us, one’s home can become a heavenly place, where study, prayer, and faith can be merged with love.”
“I leave my love and blessing with you, assuring you that revelation continues in this the Lord’s Church. It will continue until ‘the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done.”

Summary points:

  1. Temples are announced for Pago Pago, American Samoa; Okinawa City, Okinawa; Neiafu, Tonga; Tooele Valley, Utah; Moses Lake, Washington; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Antofagasta, Chile; and Budapest, Hungary.
  2. Utah’s “pioneer temples” will undergo restoration and then rededication. Details for the Salt Lake Temple will be announced on April 19 and for the Logan and Manti temples later. Details for the St. George temple have already been announced.
  3. Revelation continues in the Lord’s Church and will continue until “the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done.”

Talk summary:

With gratitude to the Lord for inspired conference messages that have instructed and edified, “seek to learn what the Lord is trying to teach you through His servants.”

Conference has been a spiritual feast for all. “We hope and pray that each member’s home will become a true sanctuary of faith, where the Spirit of the Lord may dwell. Despite contention all around us, one’s home can become a heavenly place, where study, prayer, and faith can be merged with love. …”

“God’s objective should be our objective. He wants His children to choose to return to Him, prepared, qualified, endowed, sealed and faithful to covenants made in holy temples.”

Utah’s “pioneer temples” in Utah will undergo renovation, followed by rededication. Details for the Salt Lake Temple and Temple Square will be announced on April 19; plans for the St. George temple were previously announced. Details for the Logan and Manti temples will come later.

New temples are to be built in Pago Pago, American Samoa; Okinawa City, Okinawa; Neiafu, Tonga; Tooele Valley, Utah; Moses Lake, Washington; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Antofagasta, Chile; and Budapest, Hungary.

Individuals’ actions signify they are true disciples of Christ as they work to renovate their lives through faith in Christ and access the power of His Atonement through daily repentance and dedication to serving God and His children on both sides of the veil.

“I leave my love and blessing with you, assuring you that revelation continues in this the Lord’s Church.”

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Recently on social:

  • While in Italy for the Rome temple dedication, President Nelson testified in an Instagram post “that God lives and that Jesus is the Christ.” He also bore his witness of the reality of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and that forgiveness and healing is available through Him.

  • In an Instagram post, President Nelson shared some of his thoughts from an op-ed that he wrote for the Arizona Republic.

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Because I will be visiting and speaking with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and friends of other faiths in Arizona today, I received an invitation from the Arizona Republic to share some thoughts with their readership. I am always grateful for an opportunity to share my thoughts and feelings. . I wrote that for the last 35 years I have traveled the world, meeting with millions of men and women in more than 130 countries. I’ve witnessed the effects of poverty and wealth, seen the impact of education and the lack thereof, met the high in station and the humblest of souls, and been gratified by humanitarian outreach from so many who care deeply about the human condition—including the Church I now have the privilege of leading. . But the most profound thing I’ve witnessed is the unrivaled difference that belief in God and His Son, Jesus Christ, has in a person’s life. There is simply nothing to compare with the refining, ennobling strength and meaning that come into the life of a devoted believer and servant. . The Savior has the capacity to heal you from sin and sadness, from despair and heartache. I have felt this personally again and again. . I am including a link to the article in my bio and invite you to read it if you would like. As you do, I encourage you to consider sharing how making God the center of your lives has filled your own heart with hope.

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  • In a tweet, President Nelson talked about the promises of the temple after the first dedicatory session of the Rome Italy Temple.