8 Things Church Leaders Have Said about You


“8 Things Church Leaders Have Said about You,” New Era, February 2017

8 Things Church Leaders Have Said about You

Prophets and apostles love you and have confidence in you.

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New Era Magazine, 2017/02 Feb

We have great confidence in you. You are beloved sons and daughters of God and He is mindful of you.

… It is our fervent prayer that you will remain steadfast and valiant.

“Message to the Youth from the First Presidency,” For the Strength of Youth (2011), ii–iii.

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Eyring, Henry B.

We encourage young people in the rising generation to see their own potential to build great spiritual strength. …

Of all the help we can give these young people, the greatest will be to let them feel our confidence that they are on the path home to God and that they can make it.

President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, “Help Them on Their Way Home,” Apr. 2010 general conference.

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Uchtdorf, Dieter F.

President Thomas S. Monson and all the leaders of the Church love you … and we rejoice in your faithfulness.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, “Your Happily Ever After,” Apr. 2010 general conference.

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Nelson, Russell M.

As “youth of the noble birthright” [“Carry On,” Hymns, no. 255], you are literally sons and daughters of God, born at this particular time in the world’s history for a most sacred purpose. … Youth of this Church are to be standard bearers of the Lord and beacons of light to attract others to Him. Your identity and purpose are unique.

President Russell M. Nelson, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “What Will You Choose?Ensign, Jan. 2015, 31.

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Holland, Jeffrey R.

I want to say to … the vast majority of the youth of the Church whom I meet around the world how extraordinarily proud we are of you. …

… I wish to raise my voice in praise of you, to express my love, my encouragement, and my admiration for you. …

… Your Father in Heaven … knows what you can become through faith in Him. … [You] are empowered through obedience to become a rightful heir in His eternal kingdom.”

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Oct. 2005 general conference.

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Andersen, Neil L.

Yours is a chosen generation of destiny. …

… You are His son or His daughter. He made your spirit strong and capable of being resilient to the whirlwinds of life.

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Apr. 2014 general conference.

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Rasband, Ronald A.

I want you to know that President Monson, his counselors, the Twelve Apostles, and the leaders of this Church love you immensely. I can only imagine the love that Heavenly Father and our Savior have for you is so great and so complete—but I want you to know that we love you.

Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “Face to Face with Elder Rasband, Sister Oscarson, and Brother Owen,” Jan. 2016, lds.org/youth/activities.

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Monson, Thomas S.

You have come to this earth at a glorious time. The opportunities before you are nearly limitless.

President Thomas S. Monson, “May You Have Courage,” Apr. 2009 general conference.