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“Comment,” Liahona, Aug. 2002, 1


Pressing On without Giving Up

The June 2000 Liahona (English) continues to be a very important issue for me, particularly the powerful article “‘Cast Not Away Therefore Your Confidence’” by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. I continue studying this issue of the magazine when I especially need the gospel’s strength and comfort. When I meditate on Elder Holland’s message, I realize that we can press on in our struggles without giving up.

Ekpo Akiba,
Okokomaiko Branch, Lagos Nigeria Stake

Preparing for Temple Blessings

I live in the Philippines, and general conference takes place very far from my home. But with the help of the Liahona (English), I can read all the messages given by our General Authorities. I love all the conference messages.

Elder Russell M. Nelson’s talk, “Personal Preparation for Temple Blessings,” in the July 2001 issue was especially helpful to me. I love to go to the Manila Philippines Temple, and I am preparing to receive my endowment. I know that if we receive all the temple ordinances and keep our covenants, we can live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

John Mark A. Cabrera,
Liozon Branch, Iba Philippines District

Striving to Do Good Continually

I am truly grateful to have the Liahona (Spanish). It is a source of inspiration and strength. I am grateful to all our leaders who have made it possible for us to have this compass in our own language. The article “A Disposition to Do Good Continually” by Elder Spencer J. Condie in the June 2001 issue has inspired me to keep pressing forward.

José Luis Gullo Prieto,
Upata Branch, Guayana Venezuela Stake

Grateful for President Hinckley’s Messages

I would like to thank you for the beautiful conference talks in the July 2001 issue of the Liahona (Spanish). They really help me feel the Spirit, and the Spirit testifies to me of the truthfulness of the Church. I am very grateful for President Gordon B. Hinckley’s messages in which he asks us to be better members.

Martín Valiente Nieves,
Talara Branch, Talara Perú District