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Six months after the COVID-19 pandemic limited religious observance globally, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed there is and has always been one answer to conflict — faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

“The road ahead will always be bumpy; the destination will be serene and secure,” said President Russell M. Nelson.

Capping a series of Church News articles on the COVID-19 pandemic, President Nelson and his counselors in the First Presidency — President Dallin H. Oaks and President Henry B. Eyring — reflected on the pandemic that caused illness and death, stifled economies, altered missionary assignments, closed schools, and curtailed Church meetings and daily routines across the globe.

“What I feel about the pandemic is sorrow,” said President Nelson, speaking of those worldwide who have faced — and continue to face — dire circumstances or disappointment.

Then he added: “I’ve learned that even through clouds of sorrow, there can be silver linings found.”

Some people look at COVID-19 as a punishment for the wicked, said President Oaks. “We prefer to look on COVID-19 as an opportunity for the righteous to grow.”

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