Trials

President Nelson is gathering the best information, seeking inspiration from the Lord, and moving forward with deliberateness.
The physical isolation caused by a pandemic is compelling people to reach out in new ways, listen with new ears, to seek truths, and turn their hearts to their families.
Elder Uchtdorf encouraged today’s missionaries to reach out to people in person or through modern technology.
I didn’t feel like I could control the decisions of my husband’s company, the economy, or a worldwide pandemic, but I knew how to have faith. And that thought filled me with hope. 
How we as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints respond to our challenges affects our connection to God and to His Spirit.
In a new Church News video released July 27, 2020, President Nelson describes the decision to close temples in March amid COVID-19 as “painful” and wracked with worry.”
“Let us remember the pioneer stories and share them with our families and the whole world. We have great pioneer stories to tell.” (President Russell M. Ballard)
We realized even more clearly how special it is not to hide or mask the feelings of our hearts from those we love most.
I worried too much about what others would think, and I spent the next four years striving to repent.
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.