Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares in a new Church News video the many ways he was impressed by President Russell M. Nelson‘s interactions with others on his Pacific Ministry Tour.
“I’ve just been so deeply touched at how the prophet of God ministers to 10,000 people and a single family that’s grieving over the loss of their mother at the same time,” said Elder Gong.
The video shows footage of President Nelson waving to crowds, meeting with missionaries and consoling individuals such as Mateo Lautaimi, a Latter-day Saint father in Tonga who lost his wife to a sudden illness shortly after Cyclone Gita destroyed his house.
The Pacific Ministry Tour, which lasted nine days and included stops to seven nations, was also an opportunity for the prophet to bring the love of God and His doctrine to Church members and give them a sense of belonging.
“There is a sense of connection and of covenant belonging together that makes each one feel as though this is for them individually, for their families and for large groups, countries at the same time,” Elder Gong continued. “That’s a remarkable thing to feel and see.”