“Introduction,” Disability Services: Leaders (2020)

“Introduction,” Disability Services: Leaders


Man in wheelchair with scriptures

Our Savior, Jesus Christ, is our greatest example of helping others feel included in His Church and reaching out to the “one.” Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin explained:

“He was surrounded by multitudes and spoke to thousands, yet He always had concern for the one. ‘For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost’ (Matthew 18:11), He said. ‘What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?’ (Luke 15:4).

“This instruction applies to all who follow Him. We are commanded to seek out those who are lost. We are to be our brother’s keeper. We cannot neglect this commission given by our Savior. We must be concerned for the one.”1

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland taught: “As members of the Church, we are all on this journey. Our age and experience will always be varied, as will our languages, cultures, and degrees of gospel understanding. But whatever your circumstances, we welcome you. As the Apostle Paul said, ‘Ye are … [now] fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God’ (Ephesians 2:19), and that means we are in this together.”2