Trials

    As we face the uncertainties of dealing with COVID-19, riots, natural and man-made disasters, or other trials, we can be inspired by the examples of the sons of Mosiah.
    I was overcome with such joy knowing that Gay Marie is still active in the Church and sharing her testimony with those around her.
    The strength of the Church is largely determined by the strength of its bishops and branch presidents.
    A careful, cautious reintegration of worship services and other meetings and activities will follow the lead of local governments, such as sitting 6 feet from other Church members.
    “[This experience] is definitely one way that Heavenly Father is showing His great power and mercy by answering our collective prayers.” Marcelo Ulloa
    Now I look back on those days as a single mom of young children with fondness and joy in my heart.
    We feel we haven’t missed out because of health issues. Instead, we have embraced opportunities to serve.
    Take 10 minutes to view Special Witnesses of Christ videos by Elder Neil L. Andersen and Elder Ronald A Rasband and learn greater appreciation for what Latter-day Saint pioneers can teach us today about having extra-ordinary faith in Jesus Christ.
    Zenos’ allegory of the olive trees can cultivate within us a more faith-filled perception of the trials of our day.
    “I invite you to join with me in a worldwide fast — for all whose health permits — to pray for relief from the physical, emotional and economic effects of this global pandemic.” (President Russell M. Nelson)
    I testify that out of suffering we have emerged stronger.