“President Nelson Leads the Way,” Ensign, November 2018
President Nelson Leads the Way
President Russell M. Nelson has counseled each of us to be more kind, Christlike, and spiritual as we minister to others, and he has set an example of what that means in the way he has ministered since the last general conference.
Shortly after the April 2018 general conference, President Nelson left on a tour that took him and his wife, Wendy, and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Patricia, to England, Israel, Kenya, Zimbabwe, India, Thailand, China, and Hawaii, USA.
In subsequent travel, President Nelson met with members, missionaries, leaders, and friends of the Church in western, central, and eastern Canada; Seattle, Washington, USA; and the Dominican Republic—where he spoke at length in Spanish, the first time a Church President has given an extended discourse in a language other than English.
In meetings and at firesides, President Nelson taught about the correct name of the Church; sharing the gospel with others; cherishing the Book of Mormon; how living the gospel makes life better; how Christ’s way is the way of joy and happiness, now and in the eternities; prayer; making homes a sanctuary for children; using agency to overcome temptation and follow the Savior; caring for others; and preparing for and receiving the blessings that come from the temple.
President and Sister Nelson also spoke in a worldwide youth devotional on June 3, 2018, where President Nelson said that youth who enlist in the “Lord’s battalion” and help gather Israel have the opportunity to be “part of something big, something grand, something majestic!” He encouraged youth to disengage from a constant reliance on social media, sacrifice some time to the Lord, do a thorough life assessment with the Lord, pray daily that all of God’s children might receive the gospel, and be a light to the world.