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Since becoming the 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on January 14, 2018, President Russell M. Nelson has used general conference, social media and other means to extend several invitations to Latter-day Saints worldwide — invitations to act in faith.
President Nelson reiterated many of these invitations in a recent social media post on January 1 for those making resolutions for the coming year. His suggestions included strengthening one’s spiritual foundation, letting God prevail, eliminating contention and being persistent in efforts to “hear Him.”
At the close of the October 2021 general conference, President Nelson — a world-renowned heart surgeon and medical researcher before entering full-time Church service in 1984 — pleaded with listeners worldwide to counter the lure of the world by making time for the Lord every day. “Nothing invites the Spirit more than fixing your focus on Jesus Christ,” he said.
To mark his four years as leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the following is a look at some of President Nelson’s historic invitations.
Stay on the Covenant Path
In a press conference in January 2018 following his ordination as President of the Church, President Nelson said: “Now, to each member of the Church I say: Keep on the covenant path. Your commitment to follow the Savior by making covenants with Him and then keeping those covenants will open the door to every spiritual blessing and privilege available to men, women and children everywhere.”
Whether one is moving along the covenant path, has slipped from the path or can’t see the path from where they are, President Nelson said to the priesthood brethren during the April 2019 general conference: “I plead with you to repent. Experience the strengthening power of daily repentance — of doing and being a little better each day.”
Increase Spiritual Capacity and ‘Hear Him’
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